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Table A4. Percent of Households with Low and High Relative Incomes by Type: 1969 to 1996

(In 1996 dollars)




Year


All
households
Households with related children under 18 years old
Married-couple households, no rel. children under 18
Married-couple
Male
householder,
no spouse
Female
householder,
no spouse
Householder
less than
40 years old
Householder
40 to 64 years
old
Householder
65 years old
or over
Low High Low High Low High Low High Low High Low High Low High
1969 20.7 12.1 10.3 8.3 21.9 11.0 56.4 0.9 6.5 20.3 7.3 28.2 34.1 7.8
1970 20.7 12.6 10.5 8.7 21.0 6.7 53.6 1.3 7.8 22.4 7.1 28.7 32.9 8.2
1971 20.7 12.9 10.7 8.9 18.4 7.1 55.9 0.8 7.7 23.1 6.9 30.2 29.5 8.6
1972 21.0 12.9 10.8 9.3 18.2 9.9 57.8 0.8 7.4 22.5 7.1 29.3 29.0 8.7
1973 20.9 13.0 10.4 9.5 25.4 8.2 57.7 0.9 6.4 21.5 7.1 30.1 30.4 8.9
1974 20.5 12.4 10.8 9.0 22.3 6.0 55.8 1.2 5.7 22.7 7.1 28.7 24.8 8.3
1975 20.9 12.9 12.1 9.4 18.0 6.4 55.7 0.8 6.8 22.1 7.3 29.6 24.6 8.5
1976 20.9 12.6 11.5 9.1 19.5 6.9 55.7 1.0 6.1 23.1 7.4 29.0 24.6 8.4
1977 21.2 12.9 11.9 9.6 20.6 7.6 54.7 1.2 4.7 23.8 7.3 29.3 25.5 8.7
1978 21.0 13.1 11.6 9.6 19.3 10.3 54.9 1.1 5.2 23.3 7.4 29.6 25.5 9.6
1979 21.2 13.1 11.8 10.0 22.5 8.2 52.9 0.9 5.5 24.3 6.9 30.2 25.4 8.0
1980 21.2 13.6 12.9 10.2 26.4 7.8 53.8 1.1 5.0 25.6 6.5 31.2 23.1 9.4
1981 21.6 14.3 14.0 10.2 20.5 9.5 53.9 1.2 6.3 25.7 7.3 31.7 20.8 11.2
1982 22.0 14.6 15.1 11.0 26.3 7.6 57.1 1.3 6.4 26.3 8.7 30.4 19.7 11.3
1983 22.1 14.8 16.3 11.0 25.5 8.9 57.1 1.4 6.9 27.5 8.4 30.9 18.8 11.3
1984 22.2 14.9 15.4 11.2 25.3 10.3 56.5 1.2 6.6 28.7 8.9 30.7 18.2 12.1
1985 22.3 15.2 15.3 12.0 25.3 6.7 56.1 1.3 6.3 28.7 9.1 31.9 19.0 11.3
1986 22.5 15.4 14.7 12.6 25.9 7.0 57.4 1.3 6.1 28.5 8.2 32.1 18.9 12.0
1987 22.5 15.1 14.8 12.3 26.4 8.3 57.4 1.5 6.0 28.3 7.9 32.2 19.6 10.2
1988 22.5 15.4 14.5 12.0 27.7 6.3 58.3 1.6 6.5 31.1 8.0 32.0 20.5 11.8
1989 22.4 15.3 14.9 11.9 28.2 7.5 57.2 1.8 6.6 29.2 8.1 32.7 22.2 11.9
1990 22.0 15.3 14.8 12.2 29.0 6.4 56.4 1.4 6.5 28.4 7.3 33.0 19.7 12.8
1991 22.2 15.7 15.1 12.8 29.1 6.1 57.0 1.6 6.0 28.9 7.1 34.0 18.1 12.5
1992 22.7 15.9 15.3 13.8 32.6 6.8 57.1 1.7 6.6 30.5 7.4 34.9 19.5 10.9
1993 22.7 16.8 15.1 15.8 31.5 6.3 57.4 2.0 6.8 30.8 7.9 35.8 18.6 11.8
1994 22.3 16.9 14.6 15.8 32.5 6.7 55.1 2.1 6.6 31.3 7.9 37.1 17.4 12.4
1995 22.1 16.6 14.2 15.5 29.0 6.8 53.2 2.3 6.4 29.3 7.8 35.2 17.4 13.2
1996 22.2 16.6 14.2 15.1 30.1 5.1 55.0 2.0 6.6 29.4 7.6 36.2 18.0 12.7

Source: U. S. Bureau of the Census, March Current Population Surveys.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Income |  Last Revised: September 13, 2011