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Wealth and Asset Ownership






Asset Ownership of Households: 2000

Table 4.  Percent Distribution of Household Net Worth, by Amount of Net Worth and Selected Characteristics:  2000
(Excludes group quarters.)                    
Characteristics Number of households (thousands) Amount of net worth (in dollars)
Zero $1 $5,000 $10,000 $25,000 $50,000 $100,000 $250,000 $500,000
or to to to to to to to and
negative $4,999 $9,999 $24,999 $49,999 $99,999 $249,999 $499,999 over
         
         
     Total 104,644 15 9.2 5.3 8.4 10.4 14.1 19.4 10.1 8.1
         
RACE AND HISPANIC ORIGIN OF          
HOUSEHOLDER          
         
White 88,012 12.7 8 4.9 8 10.1 14.4 21.2 11.3 9.3
White Not of Hispanic Origin 79,562 11.3 7.2 4.7 7.7 9.8 14.8 22.2 12.2 10
Black 12,808 29.1 16 7.3 11.6 12.7 12.6 8 2.1 0.6
Hispanic Origin 9,264 27.6 15.9 6.7 10.5 12.1 10.7 11.4 3.4 1.7
Not of Hispanic Origin 95,380 13.8 8.5 5.1 8.2 10.2 14.4 20.2 10.8 8.7
         
AGE OF HOUSEHOLDER          
         
Less than 35 years 22,362 28.7 15.5 9.8 13.9 11.6 9.2 7.7 2.2 1.3
35 to 44 years 24,717 16.2 9.2 5.6 9.2 12.4 14.8 18.8 8 5.7
45 to 54 years 21,347 11.7 6.9 3.9 6.6 10.2 15.2 22.8 13 9.7
55 to 64 years 14,139 9.2 6.5 2.9 6.1 8.3 13.8 22.9 15 15.3
65 years and over 22,079 6.7 6.6 3 5.2 8.4 17.3 26.5 14.6 11.6
65 to 69 years 5,634 7.1 6.2 2.3 5.3 7.8 17.2 25.1 14.6 14.2
70 to 74 years 5,710 6.8 6 2.9 5.1 7.6 15.5 27 16.3 12.7
75 and over 10,735 6.3 7.1 3.5 5.3 9.2 18.3 27 13.7 9.6
         
EDUCATION OF HOUSEHOLDER          
         
No High School Diploma 17,570 22.2 16.2 6.6 9.2 12.2 14.5 13.3 4.3 1.5
High School Graduate Only 31,934 14.9 10.3 6 9.2 10.7 16 19.9 8.1 4.9
Some College, No Degree 18,526 16 9.1 6 9.1 11.1 13 18.5 10.1 7
Associates's Degree 11,086 13.4 7.9 5 9.2 11.6 15.4 20.7 10.2 6.6
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 25,527 10 3.5 3 6.1 7.7 11.6 23.3 16.7 18.1
         
TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD BY AGE OF          
HOUSEHOLDER          
         
Married-couple household 56,700 10.8 5.2 3.7 7.4 10.3 14.8 22.8 13.2 11.7
Less than 35 years 10,992 23.5 10.4 7.4 15.3 15 11.7 11.8 3.2 1.7
35 to 54 years 28,057 10.2 4.5 3.6 6.5 10.6 16.4 24.5 13.5 10.2
55 to 64 years 8,484 5 3.1 1.8 4.6 7.3 13.1 25.6 18 21.5
65 years and over 9,166 3.1 3 1.3 3.5 6.5 14.9 28.3 20 19.3
Male householder 18,146 17.7 13.7 8.2 10.5 11.5 12.6 14.4 6.5 4.8
Less than 35 years 5,219 27.3 17.7 13.2 14.8 10.8 8.5 4.4 1.9 1.4
35 to 54 years 7,640 16.3 12.5 7.6 10.2 13.7 12.7 16.1 6.2 4.6
55 to 64 years 2,010 13.5 13.5 5.3 9 9 14.1 18.6 8.8 8.2
65 years and over 3,276 8.6 10.3 3.4 5.3 9.2 17.7 23.5 13 8.9
Female householder 29,798 21.2 14.1 6.5 9.1 9.9 13.6 16 6.5 3.2
Less than 35 years 6,152 39.2 22.9 11.4 10.7 6.2 5.3 3.1 0.7 0.4
35 to 54 years 10,366 23 14.9 6.3 10.5 11.8 12.7 13.6 4.8 2.3
55 to 64 years 3,644 16.5 10.8 4.1 7.8 10.5 15.3 19 11.2 4.8
65 years and over 9,637 9.4 8.8 4.5 6.9 10.1 19.3 25.8 10 5.2
         
LABOR FORCE ACTIVITY OF          
HOUSEHOLDERS UNDER 65 YEARS          
         
Total 82,564 17.2 9.9 5.9 9.3 10.9 13.2 17.5 8.9 7.2
With labor force activity 70,175 16 9.3 6.1 9.5 11.2 13.7 18.2 9.1 6.9
With job entire period 62,781 14.3 8.4 5.9 9.6 11.4 14.2 19.2 9.6 7.4
With job part of period 6,735 29.6 16.9 8.7 8.5 9.3 9.3 10.3 4.4 3
No job during period, spent          
looking or on layoff 660 41.4 12.6 5.7 8.2 9.2 7.6 7 5.1 3.2
No labor force activity 11,912 23.2 12.7 4.4 8.1 9.6 11 14.1 8.4 8.5
         
Monthly Household Income          
         
Lowest quintile 20,937 27.1 18.7 6.2 7.7 10.1 13 12.1 3.5 1.6
Second quintile 20,937 17.2 13.4 7.6 10.9 10 13.4 17.1 7.1 3.4
Third quintile 20,913 14.5 8.7 6.5 10.4 12.3 15.4 17.8 9 5.4
Fourth quintile 20,935 10.5 3.9 4.1 8.8 12.4 16.6 23.4 11.7 8.5
Highest quintile 20,923 5.6 1.3 1.9 4.3 7.2 12 26.8 19.4 21.5
         
REGION          
         
Northeast 19,350 15.4 8.1 4.5 6.9 8 12.5 22.9 11.7 9.9
Midwest 25,209 12.6 8.3 4.2 8.2 9.9 15.9 21.7 10.9 8.4
South 36,732 14.8 9.3 6.2 10.3 13.1 15.2 17.2 7.8 6
West 22,284 17.5 10.7 5.7 6.9 8.7 11.4 17.5 12 9.7
         
TENURE          
         
Owner 70,344 4.4 1.7 2.4 7.4 12.4 18.9 27 14.4 11.5
Renter 34,300 36.7 24.4 11.2 10.6 6.4 4.2 4 1.3 1.2

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