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Table HINC-05. Percent Distribution of Households, by Selected Characteristics Within Income Quintile and Top 5 Percent in 2005

[Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2006 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.  Numbers in thousands.
          Households as of March of the following year.  A.O.I.C. stands for alone or in combination]

                                                           Lowest     Second     Middle     Fourth    Highest      Top 5
                                                 Total      fifth      fifth      fifth      fifth      fifth    percent

Number........................                 114,384     22,877     22,877     22,877     22,877     22,877      5,721

Lower limit...................                     (X)        (X)     19,178     36,000     57,658     91,705    166,000

Type of residence

Inside metropolitan statistical areas           95,107     18,034     18,391     18,679     19,230     20,772      5,354
  Inside principal cities........               38,008      9,121      7,990      7,531      6,673      6,693      1,742
  Outside principal cities....                  57,098      8,913     10,402     11,148     12,558     14,078      3,611
Outside metropolitan statistical areas 5/..     19,278      4,842      4,481      4,199      3,649      2,106        367

Region

Northeast.....................                  21,054      4,006      3,904      3,839      4,234      5,071      1,378
Midwest.......................                  26,351      5,180      5,267      5,558      5,556      4,789      1,033
South.........................                  41,805      9,206      8,989      8,407      7,875      7,327      1,820
West..........................                  25,174      4,483      4,712      5,074      5,214      5,691      1,491

Race and Hispanic Origin
  of householder

All Races.....................                 114,384     22,876     22,872     22,879     22,880     22,878      5,721
White A.O.I.C.................                  94,910     17,136     18,855     19,162     19,704     20,054      5,087
  White alone 1/..............                  93,588     16,839     18,568     18,890     19,467     19,824      5,034
    White alone, not Hispanic.                  82,003     14,039     15,548     16,311     17,529     18,576      4,785
Black A.O.I.C.................                  14,399      4,834      3,290      2,792      2,101      1,383        209
  Black alone 2/..............                  14,002      4,719      3,206      2,718      2,030      1,329        199
  Asian A.O.I.C...............                   4,500        717        605        802        969      1,406        429
    Asian alone 3/............                   4,273        693        559        757        925      1,338        409
Hispanic (of any race)........                  12,519      3,075      3,252      2,776      2,065      1,352        273

Type of household

Family households.............                  77,402      9,377     13,703     15,865     18,441     20,017      5,060
  Married-couple families.....                  58,179      4,097      8,897     11,758     15,348     18,079      4,684
  Male householder,
    no wife present...........                   5,130        784      1,134      1,228      1,150        834        158
  Female householder,
    no husband present........                  14,093      4,496      3,672      2,878      1,942      1,104        218
Nonfamily households..........                  36,982     13,499      9,169      7,014      4,439      2,862        661
  Male householder............                  16,753      4,724      4,209      3,654      2,428      1,738        431
   Living alone...............                  13,061      4,301      3,550      2,754      1,496        960        257
  Female householder..........                  20,230      8,775      4,960      3,359      2,011      1,123        230
   Living alone...............                  17,392      8,390      4,360      2,741      1,296        605        111

Age of householder

Under 65 years................                  90,926     14,395     16,290     18,887     20,383     20,971      5,199
  15 to 24 years..............                   6,795      2,259      1,882      1,395        857        403         55
  25 to 34 years..............                  19,120      3,103      4,050      4,538      4,456      2,972        523
  35 to 44 years..............                  23,016      2,883      3,760      4,800      5,560      6,013      1,466
  45 to 54 years..............                  23,731      3,054      3,398      4,512      5,689      7,079      1,907
  55 to 64 years..............                  18,264      3,096      3,199      3,642      3,822      4,504      1,249
65 years and over.............                  23,459      8,481      6,582      3,992      2,497      1,908        522
  65 to 74 years..............                  11,687      3,315      3,186      2,210      1,621      1,354        399
  75 years and over...........                  11,772      5,166      3,396      1,781        876        553        123
Mean age of householder.......                      49         54         51         47         46         48         49
Aggregate age.................               5,626,136  1,233,937  1,157,993  1,086,378  1,059,166  1,088,662    280,087

Number of earners

No earners....................                  24,224     13,421      6,265      2,764      1,188        586        116
Table HINC-05. Percent Distribution of Households, by Selected Characteristics Within Income Quintile and Top 5 Percent in 2005

[Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2006 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.  Numbers in thousands.
          Households as of March of the following year.  A.O.I.C. stands for alone or in combination]

                                                           Lowest     Second     Middle     Fourth    Highest      Top 5
                                                 Total      fifth      fifth      fifth      fifth      fifth    percent
One earner....................                  42,066      8,206     11,956     10,311      6,758      4,835      1,314
Two earners or more...........                  48,095      1,249      4,652      9,803     14,933     17,457      4,292
  Two earners.................                  38,327      1,179      4,222      8,459     11,967     12,499      3,097
  Three earners...............                   7,337         61        380      1,171      2,320      3,406        780
  Four earners................                   2,430          9         50        173        646      1,552        414
Mean numbers of earners.......                       1          0          1          1          2          2          2
Aggregate earners.............                 155,346     10,991     22,305     32,345     41,585     48,121     11,970

Work experience of householder

Worked........................                  79,087      8,197     13,982     17,273     19,349     20,287      5,082
  Worked at full-time jobs....                  67,123      5,297     11,380     15,009     17,236     18,200      4,513
   50 weeks or more...........                  57,418      3,195      9,274     12,979     15,278     16,692      4,163
   27 to 49 weeks.............                   6,231        973      1,391      1,389      1,372      1,106        273
   26 weeks or less...........                   3,473      1,129        715        640        587        402         77
  Worked at part-time jobs....                  11,964      2,899      2,601      2,264      2,113      2,086        569
   50 weeks or more...........                   6,521      1,326      1,422      1,218      1,250      1,305        399
   27 to 49 weeks.............                   2,582        622        547        522        440        451         98
   26 weeks or less...........                   2,862        952        633        525        422        330         72
Did not work..................                  35,297     14,679      8,890      5,605      3,530      2,592        639

Tenure

Owner occupied................                  78,330     10,555     13,321     15,734     18,293     20,428      5,249
Renter occupied...............                  34,581     11,681      9,166      6,915      4,465      2,354        450
Occupier paid no cash rent....                   1,474        640        386        230        122         97         22
Table HINC-05. Percent Distribution of Households, by Selected Characteristics Within Income Quintile and Top 5 Percent in 2005

[Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2006 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.  Numbers in thousands.
          Households as of March of the following year.  A.O.I.C. stands for alone or in combination]

                                                                        Horizontal Percents
                                                           Lowest     Second     Middle     Fourth    Highest      Top 5
                                                 Total      fifth      fifth      fifth      fifth      fifth    percent

Number........................                   100.0       20.0       20.0       20.0       20.0       20.0        5.0

Lower limit...................                     (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)

Type of residence

Inside metropolitan statistical areas            100.0       19.0       19.3       19.6       20.2       21.8        5.6
  Inside principal cities........                100.0       24.0       21.0       19.8       17.6       17.6        4.6
  Outside principal cities....                   100.0       15.6       18.2       19.5       22.0       24.7        6.3
Outside metropolitan statistical areas 5/..      100.0       25.1       23.2       21.8       18.9       10.9        1.9

Region

Northeast.....................                   100.0       19.0       18.5       18.2       20.1       24.1        6.5
Midwest.......................                   100.0       19.7       20.0       21.1       21.1       18.2        3.9
South.........................                   100.0       22.0       21.5       20.1       18.8       17.5        4.4
West..........................                   100.0       17.8       18.7       20.2       20.7       22.6        5.9

Race and Hispanic Origin
  of householder

All Races.....................                   100.0       20.0       20.0       20.0       20.0       20.0        5.0
White A.O.I.C.................                   100.0       18.1       19.9       20.2       20.8       21.1        5.4
  White alone 1/..............                   100.0       18.0       19.8       20.2       20.8       21.2        5.4
    White alone, not Hispanic.                   100.0       17.1       19.0       19.9       21.4       22.7        5.8
Black A.O.I.C.................                   100.0       33.6       22.8       19.4       14.6        9.6        1.5
  Black alone 2/..............                   100.0       33.7       22.9       19.4       14.5        9.5        1.4
  Asian A.O.I.C...............                   100.0       15.9       13.4       17.8       21.5       31.2        9.5
    Asian alone 3/............                   100.0       16.2       13.1       17.7       21.6       31.3        9.6
Hispanic (of any race)........                   100.0       24.6       26.0       22.2       16.5       10.8        2.2

Type of household

Family households.............                   100.0       12.1       17.7       20.5       23.8       25.9        6.5
  Married-couple families.....                   100.0        7.0       15.3       20.2       26.4       31.1        8.1
  Male householder,
    no wife present...........                   100.0       15.3       22.1       23.9       22.4       16.3        3.1
  Female householder,
    no husband present........                   100.0       31.9       26.1       20.4       13.8        7.8        1.5
Nonfamily households..........                   100.0       36.5       24.8       19.0       12.0        7.7        1.8
  Male householder............                   100.0       28.2       25.1       21.8       14.5       10.4        2.6
   Living alone...............                   100.0       32.9       27.2       21.1       11.5        7.3        2.0
  Female householder..........                   100.0       43.4       24.5       16.6        9.9        5.6        1.1
   Living alone...............                   100.0       48.2       25.1       15.8        7.4        3.5        0.6

Age of householder

Under 65 years................                   100.0       15.8       17.9       20.8       22.4       23.1        5.7
  15 to 24 years..............                   100.0       33.2       27.7       20.5       12.6        5.9        0.8
  25 to 34 years..............                   100.0       16.2       21.2       23.7       23.3       15.5        2.7
  35 to 44 years..............                   100.0       12.5       16.3       20.9       24.2       26.1        6.4
  45 to 54 years..............                   100.0       12.9       14.3       19.0       24.0       29.8        8.0
  55 to 64 years..............                   100.0       17.0       17.5       19.9       20.9       24.7        6.8
65 years and over.............                   100.0       36.2       28.1       17.0       10.6        8.1        2.2
  65 to 74 years..............                   100.0       28.4       27.3       18.9       13.9       11.6        3.4
  75 years and over...........                   100.0       43.9       28.8       15.1        7.4        4.7        1.0
Mean age of householder.......                     (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)
Aggregate age.................                     (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)
Table HINC-05. Percent Distribution of Households, by Selected Characteristics Within Income Quintile and Top 5 Percent in 2005

[Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2006 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.  Numbers in thousands.
          Households as of March of the following year.  A.O.I.C. stands for alone or in combination]

                                                                        Horizontal Percents
                                                           Lowest     Second     Middle     Fourth    Highest      Top 5
                                                 Total      fifth      fifth      fifth      fifth      fifth    percent

Number of earners

No earners....................                   100.0       55.4       25.9       11.4        4.9        2.4        0.5
One earner....................                   100.0       19.5       28.4       24.5       16.1       11.5        3.1
Two earners or more...........                   100.0        2.6        9.7       20.4       31.0       36.3        8.9
  Two earners.................                   100.0        3.1       11.0       22.1       31.2       32.6        8.1
  Three earners...............                   100.0        0.8        5.2       16.0       31.6       46.4       10.6
  Four earners................                   100.0        0.4        2.1        7.1       26.6       63.9       17.0
Mean numbers of earners.......                     (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)
Aggregate earners.............                     (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)

Work experience of householder

Worked........................                   100.0       10.4       17.7       21.8       24.5       25.7        6.4
  Worked at full-time jobs....                   100.0        7.9       17.0       22.4       25.7       27.1        6.7
   50 weeks or more...........                   100.0        5.6       16.2       22.6       26.6       29.1        7.3
   27 to 49 weeks.............                   100.0       15.6       22.3       22.3       22.0       17.8        4.4
   26 weeks or less...........                   100.0       32.5       20.6       18.4       16.9       11.6        2.2
  Worked at part-time jobs....                   100.0       24.2       21.7       18.9       17.7       17.4        4.8
   50 weeks or more...........                   100.0       20.3       21.8       18.7       19.2       20.0        6.1
   27 to 49 weeks.............                   100.0       24.1       21.2       20.2       17.0       17.5        3.8
   26 weeks or less...........                   100.0       33.3       22.1       18.3       14.8       11.5        2.5
Did not work..................                   100.0       41.6       25.2       15.9       10.0        7.3        1.8

Tenure

Owner occupied................                   100.0       13.5       17.0       20.1       23.4       26.1        6.7
Renter occupied...............                   100.0       33.8       26.5       20.0       12.9        6.8        1.3
Occupier paid no cash rent....                   100.0       43.4       26.2       15.6        8.3        6.6        1.5
Table HINC-05. Percent Distribution of Households, by Selected Characteristics Within Income Quintile and Top 5 Percent in 2005

[Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2006 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.  Numbers in thousands.
          Households as of March of the following year.  A.O.I.C. stands for alone or in combination]

                                                                             Vertical Percents
                                                           Lowest     Second     Middle     Fourth    Highest      Top 5
                                                 Total      fifth      fifth      fifth      fifth      fifth    percent

Number........................                   100.0      100.0      100.0      100.0      100.0      100.0      100.0

Lower limit...................                     (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)

Type of residence

Inside metropolitan statistical areas             83.1       78.8       80.4       81.7       84.1       90.8       93.6
  Inside principal cities........                 33.2       39.9       34.9       32.9       29.2       29.3       30.5
  Outside principal cities....                    49.9       39.0       45.5       48.7       54.9       61.5       63.1
Outside metropolitan statistical areas 5/..       16.9       21.2       19.6       18.4       16.0        9.2        6.4

Region

Northeast.....................                    18.4       17.5       17.1       16.8       18.5       22.2       24.1
Midwest.......................                    23.0       22.6       23.0       24.3       24.3       20.9       18.1
South.........................                    36.5       40.2       39.3       36.7       34.4       32.0       31.8
West..........................                    22.0       19.6       20.6       22.2       22.8       24.9       26.1

Race and Hispanic Origin
  of householder

All Races.....................                   100.0      100.0      100.0      100.0      100.0      100.0      100.0
White A.O.I.C.................                    83.0       74.9       82.4       83.8       86.1       87.7       88.9
  White alone 1/..............                    81.8       73.6       81.2       82.6       85.1       86.7       88.0
    White alone, not Hispanic.                    71.7       61.4       68.0       71.3       76.6       81.2       83.6
Black A.O.I.C.................                    12.6       21.1       14.4       12.2        9.2        6.0        3.7
  Black alone 2/..............                    12.2       20.6       14.0       11.9        8.9        5.8        3.5
  Asian A.O.I.C...............                     3.9        3.1        2.6        3.5        4.2        6.1        7.5
    Asian alone 3/............                     3.7        3.0        2.4        3.3        4.0        5.8        7.1
Hispanic (of any race)........                    10.9       13.4       14.2       12.1        9.0        5.9        4.8

Type of household

Family households.............                    67.7       41.0       59.9       69.3       80.6       87.5       88.4
  Married-couple families.....                    50.9       17.9       38.9       51.4       67.1       79.0       81.9
  Male householder,
    no wife present...........                     4.5        3.4        5.0        5.4        5.0        3.6        2.8
  Female householder,
    no husband present........                    12.3       19.7       16.1       12.6        8.5        4.8        3.8
Nonfamily households..........                    32.3       59.0       40.1       30.7       19.4       12.5       11.6
  Male householder............                    14.6       20.6       18.4       16.0       10.6        7.6        7.5
   Living alone...............                    11.4       18.8       15.5       12.0        6.5        4.2        4.5
  Female householder..........                    17.7       38.4       21.7       14.7        8.8        4.9        4.0
   Living alone...............                    15.2       36.7       19.1       12.0        5.7        2.6        1.9

Age of householder

Under 65 years................                    79.5       62.9       71.2       82.6       89.1       91.7       90.9
  15 to 24 years..............                     5.9        9.9        8.2        6.1        3.7        1.8        1.0
  25 to 34 years..............                    16.7       13.6       17.7       19.8       19.5       13.0        9.1
  35 to 44 years..............                    20.1       12.6       16.4       21.0       24.3       26.3       25.6
  45 to 54 years..............                    20.7       13.3       14.9       19.7       24.9       30.9       33.3
  55 to 64 years..............                    16.0       13.5       14.0       15.9       16.7       19.7       21.8
65 years and over.............                    20.5       37.1       28.8       17.4       10.9        8.3        9.1
  65 to 74 years..............                    10.2       14.5       13.9        9.7        7.1        5.9        7.0
  75 years and over...........                    10.3       22.6       14.8        7.8        3.8        2.4        2.2
Mean age of householder.......                     (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)
Aggregate age.................                     (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)
Table HINC-05. Percent Distribution of Households, by Selected Characteristics Within Income Quintile and Top 5 Percent in 2005

[Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2006 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.  Numbers in thousands.
          Households as of March of the following year.  A.O.I.C. stands for alone or in combination]

                                                                             Vertical Percents
                                                           Lowest     Second     Middle     Fourth    Highest      Top 5
                                                 Total      fifth      fifth      fifth      fifth      fifth    percent

Number of earners

No earners....................                    21.2       58.7       27.4       12.1        5.2        2.6        2.0
One earner....................                    36.8       35.9       52.3       45.1       29.5       21.1       23.0
Two earners or more...........                    42.0        5.5       20.3       42.9       65.3       76.3       75.0
  Two earners.................                    33.5        5.2       18.5       37.0       52.3       54.6       54.1
  Three earners...............                     6.4        0.3        1.7        5.1       10.1       14.9       13.6
  Four earners................                     2.1        0.0        0.2        0.8        2.8        6.8        7.2
Mean numbers of earners.......                     (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)
Aggregate earners.............                     (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)        (X)

Work experience of householder

Worked........................                    69.1       35.8       61.1       75.5       84.6       88.7       88.8
  Worked at full-time jobs....                    58.7       23.2       49.7       65.6       75.3       79.6       78.9
   50 weeks or more...........                    50.2       14.0       40.5       56.7       66.8       73.0       72.8
   27 to 49 weeks.............                     5.4        4.3        6.1        6.1        6.0        4.8        4.8
   26 weeks or less...........                     3.0        4.9        3.1        2.8        2.6        1.8        1.4
  Worked at part-time jobs....                    10.5       12.7       11.4        9.9        9.2        9.1        9.9
   50 weeks or more...........                     5.7        5.8        6.2        5.3        5.5        5.7        7.0
   27 to 49 weeks.............                     2.3        2.7        2.4        2.3        1.9        2.0        1.7
   26 weeks or less...........                     2.5        4.2        2.8        2.3        1.8        1.4        1.3
Did not work..................                    30.9       64.2       38.9       24.5       15.4       11.3       11.2

Tenure

Owner occupied................                    68.5       46.1       58.2       68.8       80.0       89.3       91.8
Renter occupied...............                    30.2       51.1       40.1       30.2       19.5       10.3        7.9
Occupier paid no cash rent....                     1.3        2.8        1.7        1.0        0.5        0.4        0.4

Race Footnotes

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Contact: Housing and Household Economic Statistics Information Staff at (301)763-3242
Last revised: August 29, 2006
URL: http://pubdb3.census.gov/macro/032006/hhinc/new05_000.htm