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Wealth and Asset Ownership






Asset Ownership of Households: 2000

Table 5.  Average (Mean) 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 164,635 182,381 25,049 96,512 1,675 104,995 129,847 7,810 87,603 139,304 99,008 6,302 68,132 59,332 73,498
               
RACE AND HISPANIC ORIGIN OF HOUSEHOLDER                
               
White 184,383 203,912 27,049 97,852 1,734 109,215 136,149 8,153 91,032 141,438 102,652 6,516 70,525 62,084 75,274
White Not of Hispanic Origin 198,184 219,142 28,264 98,124 1,744 110,973 139,602 8,498 93,143 144,564 102,811 6,577 71,542 63,757 78,357
Black 35,284 39,839 5,005 (B) 1040 38,680 100,694 4,837 46,049 45,995 30,086 4,052 22,936 23,221 (B)
Hispanic Origin 51,908 57,648 8,710 (B) 1,596 52,125 74,451 4,420 61,248 90,007 96,296 4,027 37,550 32,965 13,675
Not of Hispanic Origin 175,586 194,498 26,105 96,758 1,681 106,629 133,804 8,104 89,372 142,194 99,104 6,357 69,110 60,765 76,571
               
AGE OF HOUSEHOLDER                
               
Less than 35 years 40,325 46,157 8,947 (B) 1,102 34,462 83,822 5,155 38,908 74,361 63,930 2,792 15,775 19,195 42,399
35 to 44 years 129,818 150,404 19,009 114,761 1,642 77,604 132,142 7,392 66,988 86,748 81,611 3,294 44,807 50,072 51,382
45 to 54 years 199,151 229,461 21,855 61,004 1,643 92,418 143,480 8,911 93,365 128,278 109,391 4,519 63,382 74,879 75,445
55 to 64 years 255,209 286,191 29,706 89,637 2,002 152,922 133,436 9,875 111,719 165,220 137,534 10,591 92,200 101,664 72,978
65 years and over 238,188 244,191 44,209 114,246 2,254 157,766 149,916 8,579 113,071 184,672 79,600 12,753 99,106 95,386 94,278
65 to 69 years 270,497 280,780 45,815 148,497 2,490 186,123 201,257 9,945 112,609 160,779 85,811 6,865 111,939 85,187 106,794
70 to 74 years 258,936 266,284 49,004 92,741 1,640 153,058 131,743 9,454 115,486 218,120 76,419 11,507 106,565 101,745 73,447
75 and over 210,231 213,276 40,878 110,235 2,482 144,674 97,986 7,186 111,960 176,284 77,076 18,460 77,668 109,847 101,446
               
EDUCATION OF HOUSEHOLDER                
               
No High School Diploma 63,066 65,435 22,798 (B) 1,565 55,249 59,865 5,054 64,061 110,196 66,385 3,603 39,068 28,241 38,971
High School Graduate Only 116,652 126,129 21,923 50,825 1,234 90,948 104,579 7,065 73,118 132,285 101,729 7,668 54,302 39,750 50,978
Some College, No Degree 148,709 163,178 21,626 72,180 1,512 86,883 99,033 7,467 81,256 122,348 77,801 5,923 65,529 45,101 70,155
Associate's Degree 150,145 167,670 14,954 51,376 1,540 91,378 122,293 7,764 74,355 113,161 79,801 6,671 48,451 45,112 71,905
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 312,463 353,618 34,502 125,391 2,417 127,607 183,995 10,420 125,483 165,061 121,783 5,837 84,011 87,822 95,653
               
TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD BY AGE OF HOUSEHOLDER                
               
Married-couple households 223,194 248,980 28,636 107,137 1,764 115,860 137,334 9,481 93,377 141,907 105,206 6,286 76,886 68,834 81,155
Less than 35 years 56,466 64,386 6,914 (B) 1,186 36,808 80,933 5,869 40,991 61,325 60,421 2,955 17,692 21,340 24,719
35 to 54 years 212,576 245,244 23,186 97,286 1,733 94,555 145,725 9,598 86,925 104,739 101,177 4,040 59,081 69,452 75,881
55 to 64 years 336,207 380,199 34,940 90,145 2,088 163,629 142,697 11,904 122,639 178,322 146,107 13,021 103,565 120,546 71,543
65 years and over 351,198 360,467 59,956 133,008 2,410 188,653 160,401 11,225 127,830 201,476 82,976 11,288 120,880 98,365 116,599
Male householder 111,951 122,053 26,163 85,179 1,879 95,823 124,931 5,779 73,656 118,186 79,247 4,946 55,781 39,845 67,663
Less than 35 years 36,456 41,633 15,501 (B) 1,162 38,623 109,558 4,520 30,693 (B) (B) 2,001 15,896 17,831 (B)
35 to 54 years 110,513 124,703 20,791 (B) 1,969 74,237 113,121 5,657 65,617 100,960 76,633 4,515 48,527 43,572 38,358
55 to 64 years 156,621 172,853 22,830 (B) 2,523 151,928 (B) 7,316 92,033 (B) (B) (B) 84,109 73,428 (B)
65 years and over 208,154 212,808 52,239 (B) 2,847 180,144 (B) 7,269 105,139 (B) 77,332 10,510 83,191 (B) (B)
Female householder 85,319 92,425 15,185 71,786 1,364 75,253 75,896 5,073 78,526 141,890 88,268 7,134 44,554 38,793 56,989
Less than 35 years 14,767 17,423 7,625 (B) 876 20,673 (B) 4,115 36,960 (B) (B) 2,841 9,285 13,621 (B)
35 to 54 years 62,823 75,446 8,945 (B) 1,154 46,233 104,019 5,110 59,397 157,265 89,363 2,423 39,015 41,977 36,926
55 to 64 years 121,014 129,845 16,226 (B) 1,538 104,556 63,346 5,537 87,231 111,206 128,053 2,735 50,571 41,894 (B)
65 years and over 141,056 144,415 23,437 93,173 1,928 106,293 (B) 5,499 97,590 151,715 73,351 16,216 58,453 86,702 57,058
               
LABOR FORCE ACTIVITY OF                
HOUSEHOLDERS UNDER 65 YEARS                
               
     Total 144,977 165,862 19,356 81,624 1,555 89,642 127,768 7,627 79,294 122,825 105,832 4,866 58,802 57,658 63,127
With labor force activity 142,040 163,856 18,538 75,390 1,557 78,506 123,829 7,530 76,408 124,051 105,491 4,909 52,848 55,180 55,783
With job entire period 151,455 174,454 18,660 77,114 1,573 80,344 126,368 7,736 77,000 124,091 105,684 5,007 52,941 55,512 58,520
With job part of period 62,344 73,492 16,871 (B) 1408 51,916 58,461 5,580 66,788 (B) 95,128 3,281 50,476 45,638 (B)
No job during period,                
spent time looking                
or on layoff 59,639 77,810 19,979 30,000 1327 62,795 33,875 5,523 77,222 41,142 172,723 4,732 65,172 133,782 37,757
No labor force activity 165,643 181,396 26,031 109,725 1,545 173,672 196,133 8,371 97,259 116,632 108,115 4,573 100,606 89,948 111,028
               
Monthly Household Income                
               
Lowest quintile 58,125 60,108 14,699 25,183 1111 50,214 46,507 4,972 73,165 94,039 94,854 4,445 53,702 42,075 37,981
Second quintile 97,229 100,980 21,183 39,845 1,324 77,308 71,907 5,771 73,982 109,041 81,410 5,581 68,000 26,173 45,600
Third quintile 119,114 128,235 20,030 55,806 1,468 70,861 86,572 6,856 75,341 122,954 71,791 6,093 56,975 32,552 44,908
Fourth quintile 171,809 191,785 21,209 80,485 1,674 88,161 97,592 8,525 81,284 133,630 122,189 5,570 60,060 45,037 65,077
Highest quintile 376,994 430,908 39,554 149,227 2,563 151,112 223,688 11,755 119,508 166,283 106,367 7,460 81,714 92,709 123,249
               
Household Net Worth                
               
Negative or Zero -16,712 -15,813 2,259 (B) 805 9,549 -28,891 760 -18,561 (B) (B) 1,017 9,428 8,056 (B)
$1 to $4,999 1,441 1,826 1,168 (B) 587 2,633 (B) 2,141 4,931 (B) (B) 426 3,184 3,931 (B)
$5,000 to $9,999 5,962 7,101 2,333 (B) 839 3,048 1,553 4,781 8,442 (B) (B) 913 4,495 5,657 (B)
$10,000 to $24,999 14,144 16,709 3,611 (B) 1178 6,201 1,187 5,627 14,535 (B) (B) 1,062 7,666 9,116 (B)
$25,000 to $49,999 31,638 36,690 5,208 (B) 1,367 7,996 5,182 6,067 28,003 (B) 15,722 1,833 10,317 15,675 10,178
$50,000 to $99,999 65,577 73,099 7,851 (B) 1,640 13,190 12,303 7,121 51,695 27,871 31,692 3,122 16,128 22,835 20,821
$100,000 to $249,999 141,551 159,489 16,248 24,355 2,174 28,142 31,860 9,902 92,448 55,479 46,129 4,994 31,190 45,438 34,384
$250,000 to $499,999 308,576 349,616 32,840 38,740 2,767 77,718 88,561 13,297 143,043 102,293 68,968 7,691 66,873 93,972 51,902
$500,000 and over 1,163,976 1,263,694 121,339 161,776 3,485 332,065 484,295 17,179 246,856 271,351 223,521 15,342 167,270 211,309 188,380
               
REGION                
               
Northeast 192,985 215,264 28,297 90,550 1,596 114,267 148,530 8,439 111,833 177,800 114,086 7,570 70,527 69,207 103,469
Midwest 175,463 196,987 27,213 95,160 1,605 91,304 174,166 8,425 78,701 111,157 84,355 6,068 65,488 63,737 57,336
South 130,684 143,274 20,637 100,763 1,582 99,264 103,894 7,615 66,759 115,197 106,596 6,196 67,531 48,025 50,660
West 185,034 203,315 26,411 92,243 1,982 117,946 109,803 7,034 117,851 169,348 95,036 5,349 70,132 61,957 100,994
               
TENURE                
               
Owner 231,480 255,535 29,044 99,370 1,864 112,111 139,887 9,158 87,603 143,176 101,185 6,649 72,415 68,352 81,299
Renter 27,571 32,381 11,650 68,404 1,255 64,162 81,359 4,332 (B) 93,950 83,107 4,087 40,163 25,215 34,128
(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