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Wealth and Asset Ownership






Asset Ownership of Households: 2000

Table 1.  Median Value of Assets for Households, by Type of Asset Owned and Selected Characteristics:  2000
(In dollars.  Excludes group quarters.)                              
Characteristics Net worth Net worth (401K/Thrift) Interest earning assets at financial institutions Other interest-
earning assets
Regular checking accounts Stocks and mutual fund shares Equity in business or profession Equity in motor vehicles Equity in own home Rental property equity Other real estate equity U.S. savings bonds IRA or Keogh accounts 401K & thrift savings plan Other assets1
               
     Total 46,506 55,000 4,000 29,013 600 19,268 10,000 5,875 59,000 70,000 40,000 1000 24,000 20,000 22,000
               
RACE AND HISPANIC ORIGIN OF HOUSEHOLDER                
               
White 58,716 68,975 4,500 29,013 600 20,000 10,000 6,166 60,000 72,500 40,000 1000 25,000 21,700 24,000
White Not of Hispanic Origin 67,000 79,400 5,000 29,477 600 20,000 10,000 6,166 64,200 74,000 40,000 1,000 25,550 22,700 25,000
Black 6,166 7,500 1,230 (B) 500 8,000 10,000 3,400 35,000 30,000 13,000 500 8,000 9,000 (B)
Hispanic Origin 6,766 9,750 1,806 (B) 503 10,000 5,000 3,000 38,000 62,000 30,000 1000 15,000 12,000 6,050
Not of Hispanic Origin 52,832 62,425 4,100 29,013 600 20,000 10,000 6,166 60,000 70,000 40,000 1000 24,500 20,000 24,000
               
AGE OF HOUSEHOLDER                
               
Less than 35 years 5,896 7,240 1,500 (B) 500 6,000 7,000 3,871 22,000 34,000 25,000 450 5,700 7,500 6,000
35 to 44 years 33,950 44,275 2,760 23,210 600 14,000 6,700 5,500 40,500 50,000 30,000 800 15,000 21,200 12,000
45 to 54 years 68,198 83,150 4,000 20,000 700 20,000 10,000 6,332 60,000 73,000 40,000 1000 25,000 31,290 20,000
55 to 64 years 100,750 112,048 7,000 23,210 700 36,000 10,000 7,000 78,000 76,000 50,000 1,050 36,000 38,000 34,000
65 years and over 107,000 108,885 10,000 30,000 700 40,000 20,000 6,166 85,000 80,000 40,000 2,300 36,000 33,000 30,068
65 to 69 years 107,150 114,050 9,000 30,000 600 32,000 25,000 6,713 85,000 80,000 40,000 1,300 41,000 35,000 30,713
70 to 74 years 118,950 120,000 9,950 29,013 600 44,000 24,000 6,213 90,000 98,500 40,000 2,200 40,000 37,000 29,100
75 and over 100,000 100,100 10,000 30,000 827 39,586 16,000 5,500 85,000 80,000 30,000 4,100 27,000 30,000 33,533
               
EDUCATION OF HOUSEHOLDER                
               
No High School Diploma 15,000 16,250 2,730 (B) 400 8,000 10,000 3,150 48,000 52,000 25,000 500 20,000 9,900 12,000
High School Graduate Only 40,000 46,266 3,200 22,514 500 15,000 10,000 5,425 55,000 60,000 30,000 1000 23,000 16,000 23,000
Some College, No Degree 37,850 46,506 3,000 29,013 600 15,000 8,400 5,500 55,000 60,000 32,000 1000 20,000 16,300 20,000
Associate's Degree 47,550 58,987 3,000 20,000 600 15,000 6,000 5,925 50,000 59,000 30,000 600 16,000 18,000 24,000
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 108,863 137,191 6,000 30,000 1,000 25,000 10,000 7,875 80,000 80,000 50,000 1,000 30,000 34,000 23,000
               
TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD BY AGE OF HOUSEHOLDER                
               
Married-couple households 76,012 91,218 5,000 30,000 700 22,000 10,000 7,250 60,000 70,000 40,000 1,000 27,000 25,000 25,000
Less than 35 years 13,700 17,350 1,900 (B) 500 7,300 7,000 4,600 24,000 30,000 22,000 500 6,023 8,500 6,389
35 to 54 years 73,625 93,225 4,000 30,000 750 20,000 8,000 7,500 55,000 65,000 40,000 1000 23,000 30,000 20,000
55 to 64 years 150,825 172,425 8,700 30,000 1000 45,000 11,000 9,725 85,000 80,000 60,000 1,850 45,000 43,000 32,000
65 years and over 170,300 173,950 15,000 30,000 900 50,000 20,000 9,150 95,100 98,500 40,000 3,000 42,840 38,200 36,969
Male householder 17,666 24,659 3,000 12,069 600 14,500 12,500 4,000 46,829 70,000 35,000 800 18,000 15,000 18,000
Less than 35 years 4,650 6,250 1500 (B) 600 5,000 10,000 3,350 20,000 (B) (B) 500 5,500 7,265 (B)
35 to 54 years 20,925 31,166 2,580 (B) 650 14,000 15,000 4,175 40,000 60,000 35,000 500 17,000 20,000 10,000
55 to 64 years 41,000 48,700 5,000 (B) 790 25,000 (B) 4,925 55,500 (B) (B) (B) 30,000 30,000 (B)
65 years and over 84,000 84,000 10,000 (B) 827 50,000 (B) 5,000 75,000 (B) 40,000 1,500 30,000 (B) (B)
Female householder 18,498 23,028 2,520 15,087 500 13,000 5,800 3,400 59,000 60,000 24,000 500 17,000 12,000 23,000
Less than 35 years 875 1500 900 (B) 300 4,500 (B) 3,000 17,000 (B) (B) 200 4,000 4,100 (B)
35 to 54 years 11,690 16,850 1,500 (B) 500 9,000 5,000 3,500 40,000 80,000 17,000 500 14,000 15,000 15,000
55 to 64 years 45,000 50,380 3,000 (B) 500 23,800 7,000 4,425 62,550 70,000 42,000 350 22,000 20,000 (B)
65 years and over 75,275 76,000 6,000 22,514 600 24,000 (B) 4,350 80,000 55,000 30,000 2,000 27,822 26,000 25,464
               
LABOR FORCE ACTIVITY OF HOUSEHOLDERS                
UNDER 65 YEARS                
               
     Total 33,235 41,692 3,000 22,000 600 15,000 9,998 5,650 50,000 65,000 40,000 775 20,000 20,000 17,000
With labor force activity 34,975 44,320 3,000 19,961 600 14,230 10,000 5,725 49,000 65,000 40,000 750 19,000 20,000 15,000
With job entire period 40,891 51,050 3,000 19,961 700 14,976 10,000 5,926 50,000 65,000 40,000 775 19,000 20,000 17,000
With job part of period 5,332 6,166 2,000 (B) 400 10,000 5,000 3,700 38,000 (B) 42,000 600 15,000 14,000 (B)
No job during period,                
spent time looking                
or on layoff 3,250 3,250 3,300 30,000 200 30,000 7,000 3,684 37,000 55,000 20,000 500 23,000 67,000 3,025
No labor force activity 25,600 28,543 4,000 30,000 400 31,200 4,000 5,450 57,000 65,000 42,000 1000 34,000 30,000 40,000
               
Monthly Household Income                
               
Lowest quintile 6,650 7,396 2,000 11,605 280 11,500 4,000 2,832 50,000 35,000 25,000 500 20,000 10,000 18,000
Second quintile 24,575 26,950 2,950 23,907 400 13,000 5,000 3,950 50,000 60,000 30,000 500 22,541 7,450 17,000
Third quintile 36,988 44,400 2,950 25,000 590 12,000 8,000 5,275 50,000 59,000 30,000 600 20,000 11,500 24,000
Fourth quintile 61,366 78,001 3,650 30,000 800 17,000 10,000 6,525 55,000 66,000 40,000 1000 18,000 18,000 20,000
Highest quintile 142,937 185,500 8,000 30,000 1,100 30,000 15,000 9,885 80,000 85,000 50,000 1,200 31,000 40,000 25,000
               
REGION                
               
Northeast 63,803 75,550 5,000 22,000 600 22,000 10,000 6,166 80,000 73,000 45,000 1,000 23,000 26,000 26,000
Midwest 58,980 70,375 4,000 23,210 600 17,500 10,000 6,166 60,000 60,000 31,000 1000 24,000 24,000 20,000
South 36,512 41,166 3,500 30,000 600 15,000 10,000 5,750 45,000 60,000 35,000 925 23,140 16,400 20,000
West 43,350 52,025 4,000 30,000 700 22,000 9,000 5,000 75,000 90,000 45,000 900 25,000 21,000 28,000
               
TENURE                
               
Owner 95,500 109,185 5,000 30,000 750 22,000 10,000 6,645 59,000 70,000 40,000 1,000 26,000 26,000 25,000
Renter 991 1,500 1,500 13,666 500 7,840 5,000 3,000 (B) 43,000 32,000 500 10,000 8,500 8,200
(B) Base is less than 200,000
1 Includes mortgages held from sale of real estate, amount due from sale of business or property, and other financial assets.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division
Last Revised: October 31, 2011