Shares of Aggregate Income for Aged Units

Table 7.1
By age
Aged 65 or older
70-74
75-79

Aged 55-61

Aged 62-64

Total

65-69

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

8.0
2.2
0
2.7
3.1

24.0
12.1
0.1
5.9
5.9

56.4
38.4
0.5
8.2
9.2

44.2
27.8
0.3
7.6
8.4

82.2

64.9

23.1

Income from assets

7.6

8.5

Public assistance

0.5

Other

Source of income
Total percent
Percentage of income from—
Retirement benefits
Social Security
Railroad Retirement
Government employee pensions
Private pensions or annuities
Earnings

Number (thousands)

80-84

85 or older

100.0

100.0

100.0

58.0
38.7
0.6
8.6
10.1

62.9
43.5
0.5
8.4
10.5

66.7
48.3
0.9
8.9
8.6

73.0
56.7
0.4
8.3
7.6

38.2

22.1

14.6

7.8

4.7

17.5

14.8

17.3

19.1

22.0

18.9

0.6

0.7

0.6

0.7

0.7

0.7

1.2

1.7

2.0

2.3

2.2

1.9

2.7

2.9

2.2

12,430

4,049

25,230

6,508

6,154

5,689

3,841

3,038

Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2000 ¨ 131

Shares of Aggregate Income for Units 65 or Older
Table 7.2
By marital status and sex of nonmarried persons

All units

Married couples

Total

Nonmarried persons
Men

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

56.4
38.4
0.5
8.2
9.2

51.8
33.8
0.5
8.0
9.5

64.1
46.2
0.5
8.7
8.7

56.3
37.0
0.3
9.3
9.8

67.9
50.7
0.6
8.4
8.2

Earnings

23.1

28.8

13.5

20.3

10.2

Income from assets

17.5

16.9

18.5

19.3

18.1

Public assistance

0.7

0.3

1.3

0.7

1.5

Other

2.3

2.1

2.7

3.4

2.3

25,230

10,300

14,930

3,933

10,997

Source of income
Total percent
Percentage of income from—
Retirement benefits
Social Security
Railroad Retirement
Government employee pensions
Private pensions or annuities

Number (thousands)

132 ¨ Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2000

Women

Shares of Aggregate Income for Units 65 or Older
Table 7.3
By Social Security beneficiary status, marital status, and sex of nonmarried persons
Beneficiary a

All units

Nonbeneficiary

Married
Total couples

Nonmarried persons
Total
Men Women

Married
Total couples

Nonmarried persons
Total
Men Women

Married
Total couples

Nonmarried persons
Total
Men Women

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

56.4
38.4
0.5

51.8
33.8
0.5

64.1
46.2
0.5

56.3
37.0
0.3

67.9
50.7
0.6

60.3
42.3
0.3

56.0
37.4
0.3

67.4
50.5
0.2

61.8
42.5
0.1

69.9
54.3
0.2

18.4
0
3.0

12.7
0
2.8

29.2
0
3.5

19.6
0
1.6

38.7
0
5.3

8.2

8.0

8.7

9.3

8.4

7.9

8.1

7.6

8.5

7.2

11.1

6.2

20.3

14.6

25.9

9.2

9.5

8.7

9.8

8.2

9.8

10.2

9.1

10.8

8.3

4.3

3.7

5.5

3.5

7.5

Earnings

23.1

28.8

13.5

20.3

10.2

19.2

24.3

10.7

14.9

8.8

61.2

70.8

43.0

56.8

29.2

Income from assets

17.5

16.9

18.5

19.3

18.1

17.8

17.4

18.7

19.6

18.2

14.0

12.8

16.3

17.3

15.3

Public assistance

0.7

0.3

1.3

0.7

1.5

0.4

0.2

0.7

0.5

0.7

3.8

1.9

7.4

1.9

12.9

Other

2.3

2.1

2.7

3.4

2.3

2.3

2.1

2.5

3.2

2.2

2.6

1.8

4.1

4.3

3.8

25,230

10,300

14,930

3,933

10,997

22,808

9,429

13,378

3,473

9,905

2,422

871

1,551

459

1,092

Source of income
Total percent
Percentage of income from—
Retirement benefits
Social Security
Railroad Retirement
Government employee
pensions
Private pensions or
annuities

Number (thousands)

a. Social Security beneficiaries may be receiving retired-worker benefits, dependents’ or survivors’ benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits.

Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2000 ¨ 133

Shares of Aggregate Income for Units 65 or Older
Table 7.4
By marital status, sex of nonmarried persons, race, and Hispanic origin
White
Source of income
Total percent

All Married
units couples

Hispanic origin a

Black

Nonmarried persons
Total
Men Women

All Married
units couples

Nonmarried persons
Total
Men Women

All Married
units couples

Nonmarried persons
Total
Men Women

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

56.1
38.3
0.5

51.9
34.0
0.5

63.3
45.6
0.5

54.9
36.1
0.3

67.5
50.4
0.6

66.6
43.9
0.3

59.3
35.8
0.2

74.3
52.6
0.4

72.1
44.1
0

75.4
56.8
0.6

62.6
47.3
0.1

59.8
42.9
0.1

66.2
53.2
0.1

53.5
41.0
0

73.1
59.8
0.1

7.9

7.7

8.3

8.6

8.2

13.1

12.9

13.2

17.8

10.9

7.7

8.7

6.4

6.9

6.2

9.4

9.7

8.9

9.9

8.4

9.3

10.4

8.2

10.2

7.2

7.5

8.2

6.5

5.6

7.1

Earnings

22.8

28.1

13.7

20.9

10.2

23.3

33.5

12.5

17.0

10.2

24.1

30.4

15.9

27.8

9.4

Income from assets

18.3

17.6

19.5

20.4

19.1

5.5

4.8

6.1

5.4

6.5

7.5

5.8

9.6

14.5

7.0

Public assistance

0.5

0.3

0.9

0.5

1.2

1.8

0.6

3.2

1.7

3.9

3.8

1.9

6.3

1.9

8.6

Other

2.3

2.1

2.5

3.4

2.1

2.8

1.8

3.9

3.7

4.0

2.1

2.2

2.0

2.2

1.9

22,111

9,250

12,861

3,358

9,503

2,286

691

1,595

419

1,176

1,502

540

962

243

719

Percentage of income from—
Retirement benefits
Social Security
Railroad Retirement
Government employee
pensions
Private pensions or
annuities

Number (thousands)

a. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

134 ¨ Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2000

Shares of Aggregate Income for Units 65 or Older
Table 7.5
By quintiles of total money income and marital status

Source of income
Total percent

All units
First Second
Third

Fourth

Fifth

Married couples
First Second
Third Fourth

Fifth

Nonmarried persons
First Second
Third Fourth

Fifth

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

85.1
82.3
0.4

88.8
81.6
0.5

80.4
64.1
0.6

70.3
46.0
1.0

38.3
19.4
0.3

86.3
81.2
0.4

82.9
70.3
0.7

74.3
51.5
1.4

60.6
35.6
0.3

30.9
14.7
0.3

83.8
81.1
0.4

90.2
87.5
0.4

87.1
77.4
0.6

76.3
53.4
0.6

45.6
22.8
0.4

0.7
1.7

2.4
4.3

6.2
9.5

10.2
13.0

9.4
9.1

1.9
2.8

4.2
7.7

7.6
13.7

10.7
14.0

8.3
7.5

0.7
1.7

0.8
1.5

3.2
5.9

9.2
13.2

12.4
9.9

Earnings

1.3

2.6

6.7

14.2

35.2

4.7

8.2

13.1

24.4

42.5

0.4

1.7

3.1

7.4

22.6

Income from assets

3.3

5.1

9.4

12.8

24.2

4.0

6.4

10.2

11.7

24.8

2.6

2.9

6.7

12.7

28.8

Public assistance

8.4

1.7

0.9

0.2

0.1

3.5

0.9

0.2

0.1

0

11.5

3.4

1.0

0.4

0.1

Other

1.9

1.8

2.5

2.5

2.3

1.5

1.6

2.1

3.3

1.7

1.6

1.7

2.1

3.2

2.9

5,026

5,107

4,998

5,101

4,999

2,048

2,070

2,076

2,056

2,050

2,980

2,950

3,035

2,985

2,980

Percentage of income from—
Retirement benefits
Social Security
Railroad Retirement
Government employee
pensions
Private pensions or annuities

Number (thousands)

NOTE: Quintile limits are $9,295, $14,980, $23,631, and $39,719 for all units; $17,877, $26,641, $37,440, and $60,015 for married couples; and $7,616, $10,723, $15,308, and $24,394 for
nonmarried persons.

Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2000 ¨ 135

Shares of Aggregate Income
for Nonmarried Persons 65 or Older
Table 7.6
By sex and marital status
Nonmarried men

Nonmarried women
Never
Widowed
married

Total a

Widowed

Never
married

Divorced

Total a

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

56.3
37.0
0.3
9.3
9.8

60.9
40.8
0.4
8.8
11.0

47.9
29.9
0
8.1
9.9

53.3
34.3
0.3
10.6
8.1

67.9
50.7
0.6
8.4
8.2

71.0
54.1
0.7
7.8
8.5

55.5
34.4
0.5
11.1
9.5

58.3
41.3
0.3
10.7
6.1

Earnings

20.3

15.5

23.7

26.8

10.2

7.7

15.4

19.9

Income from assets

19.3

20.1

20.7

16.7

18.1

17.8

24.8

16.3

Public assistance

0.7

0.4

1.5

0.7

1.5

1.4

1.9

1.9

Other

3.4

3.1

6.2

2.6

2.3

2.1

2.4

3.6

3,933

2,072

600

930

10,997

8,528

702

1,395

Source of income
Total percent
Percentage of income from—
Retirement benefits
Social Security
Railroad Retirement
Government employee pensions
Private pensions or annuities

Number (thousands)

a. Includes persons who are separated or married but living apart from their spouse.

136 ¨ Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2000

Divorced