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Wealth and Asset Ownership






Asset Ownership of Households: 2000

Table 8.  Standard Errors for Median Net Worth and Median Net Worth
 Excluding Home Equity, by Age Group and Income Quintile: 2000e: 2000
Std err (Med
Std err (Med excluding
Income quintile Age Count 401K/Thrift) Home Equity)
Lowest quintile Less than 35 4,321,552 152.04 108.97
Second quintile Less than 35 4,944,400 316.04 222.7
Third quintile Less than 35 5,268,586 546.77 336.23
Fourth quintile Less than 35 4,608,532 1,093.90 649.94
Highest quintile Less than 35 3,219,344 3,179.45 1,752.79
Lowest quintile 35 - 44 years 3,333,078 264.89 152.93
Second quintile 35 - 44 years 3,887,887 563.4 261.29
Third quintile 35 - 44 years 5,090,482 1,429.07 526.46
Fourth quintile 35 - 44 years 6,009,913 2,338.81 1,071.33
Highest quintile 35 - 44 years 6,395,300 4,535.11 3,023.07
Lowest quintile 45 - 54 years 2,827,137 501.04 161.85
Second quintile 45 - 54 years 2,958,209 1,526.83 428.8
Third quintile 45 - 54 years 4,030,238 2,687.72 753.58
Fourth quintile 45 - 54 years 5,096,186 3,481.80 1,671.99
Highest quintile 45 - 54 years 6,434,779 6,338.66 4,472.75
Lowest quintile 55 - 64 years 2,573,923 1,405.35 211.79
Second quintile 55 - 64 years 2,647,858 3,261.65 708.98
Third quintile 55 - 64 years 2,720,525 5,289.00 1,977.63
Fourth quintile 55 - 64 years 2,885,854 7,224.72 3,870.05
Highest quintile 55 - 64 years 3,310,696 12448.94 9,570.93
Lowest quintile = > 65 years 7,881,651 1,630.46 131.35
Second quintile = > 65 years 6,498,167 3,205.12 1,179.25
Third quintile = > 65 years 3,800,799 6,937.06 3,937.78
Fourth quintile = > 65 years 2,323,412 12608.26 7,988.04
Highest quintile = > 65 years 1,562,520 27621.2 24740.89
Lowest quintile 65 - 69 years 1,497,234 2,755.34 281.22
Second quintile 65 - 69 years 1,497,567 6,482.93 1,922.67
Third quintile 65 - 69 years 1,172,312 10302.57 4,787.55
Fourth quintile 65 - 69 years 847,583 18850.36 10208.07
Highest quintile 65 - 69 years 609,775 38402.36 30039.18
Lowest quintile 70 - 74 years 1,757,963 3,419.29 249.91
Second quintile 70 - 74 years 1,720,958 6,336.11 2,438.54
Third quintile 70 - 74 years 1,160,988 13536.55 8,018.07
Fourth quintile 70 - 74 years 636,821 27190.19 18231.8
Highest quintile 70 - 74 years 430,256 52308.3 38739.08
Lowest quintile = > 75 years 4,626,454 2,168.28 195.93
Second quintile = > 75 years 3,279,642 4,381.13 1,662.08
Third quintile = > 75 years 1,467,498 11531.92 7,650.78
Fourth quintile = > 75 years 839,008 20567.93 13986.74
Highest quintile = > 75 years 522,489 54199.96 49975.76

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