Income Sources of Aged Units

Table 1.1 Percentage with income from specified source, by marital status, sex of nonmarried persons, and age
Aged 65 or older Source of income Aged 55–61 Aged 62–64 Total 65–69 All units Earnings Wages and salaries Self-employment Retirement benefits Social Security a Benefits other than Social Security Other public pensions Railroad Retirement Government employee pensions Military Federal State or local Private pensions or annuities Income from assets Interest Other income from assets Dividends b Rent or royalties Estates or trusts Veterans' benefits Unemployment compensation Workers' compensation Public assistance Supplemental Security Income Other public assistance Personal contributions Number (thousands) 82 77 13 25 12 16 7 0 7 1 1 4 9 60 57 29 23 10 0 3 7 2 5 5 1 2 14,430 63 58 10 59 50 31 11 0 11 1 3 7 21 56 53 26 20 10 0 3 4 2 5 5 0 2 4,722 22 20 4 92 90 41 14 1 14 2 4 8 29 55 53 24 18 9 0 4 1 0 5 4 0 1 26,219 45 41 8 88 84 38 14 1 13 2 4 8 27 56 53 24 19 9 0 4 2 1 5 4 0 1 6,550 25 22 4 93 91 43 15 0 15 2 5 9 31 56 53 26 19 10 0 4 1 1 5 4 0 1 6,359 13 11 2 94 92 43 14 1 14 2 5 8 31 56 54 25 20 9 0 5 1 0 5 5 0 1 5,758 6 5 1 94 92 39 14 1 13 2 4 8 27 54 51 21 16 7 0 5 0 0 4 4 0 1 7,553
(Continued)

70–74

75–79

80 or older

Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2002 ♦ 9

Income Sources of Aged Units
Table 1.1 Continued
Aged 65 or older Source of income Aged 55–61 Aged 62–64 Total 65–69 70–74 75–79 80 or older Married couples Earnings Wages and salaries Self-employment Retirement benefits Social Security a Benefits other than Social Security Other public pensions Railroad Retirement Government employee pensions Military Federal State or local Private pensions or annuities Income from assets Interest Other income from assets Dividends b Rent or royalties Estates or trusts Veterans' benefits Unemployment compensation Workers' compensation Public assistance Supplemental Security Income Other public assistance Personal contributions Number (thousands) 92 87 18 25 10 18 7 0 7 2 2 4 11 70 66 36 29 13 0 4 8 2 3 2 0 1 8,160 76 71 14 59 47 36 13 0 12 2 2 9 25 65 62 33 27 13 0 3 5 2 2 2 0 1 2,542 35 31 7 94 91 51 18 1 17 3 6 10 37 67 64 32 25 12 0 5 1 1 2 2 0 0 10,412 58 53 11 90 86 47 16 1 16 3 5 9 33 66 63 32 25 12 0 4 3 1 3 3 0 1 3,311 35 31 6 96 94 54 20 0 19 3 7 11 38 69 65 34 26 13 0 4 1 1 2 2 0 0 2,884 22 19 4 96 94 54 18 1 17 2 7 10 40 68 65 32 26 10 0 6 1 0 2 2 0 0 2,187 11 8 3 96 93 53 18 1 18 3 6 10 39 66 63 31 25 10 0 8 0 0 2 2 0 0 2,030
(Continued)

10 ♦ Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2002

Income Sources of Aged Units
Table 1.1 Continued
Aged 65 or older Source of income Aged 55–61 Aged 62–64 Total 65–69 70–74 75–79 80 or older Nonmarried persons Earnings Wages and salaries Self-employment Retirement benefits Social Security a Benefits other than Social Security Other public pensions Railroad Retirement Government employee pensions Military Federal State or local Private pensions or annuities Income from assets Interest Other income from assets Dividends b Rent or royalties Estates or trusts Veterans' benefits Unemployment compensation Workers' compensation Public assistance Supplemental Security Income Other public assistance Personal contributions Number (thousands) 68 63 7 24 13 13 6 0 6 1 1 3 7 48 45 20 15 6 0 3 4 1 8 7 1 4 6,270 47 43 5 60 52 26 10 0 10 1 3 6 17 44 42 16 12 6 0 2 3 1 8 8 1 2 2,180 14 12 2 91 89 34 12 1 11 1 3 7 23 48 45 18 14 7 0 4 1 0 6 6 0 1 15,806 33 30 4 86 82 30 11 1 10 1 3 7 20 45 43 17 12 7 0 3 1 1 6 6 0 1 3,239 17 15 2 90 88 35 12 0 11 1 3 7 24 46 44 19 14 7 0 3 1 0 7 7 1 1 3,474 8 7 1 93 90 36 12 0 11 1 4 7 25 49 47 20 16 8 0 4 0 0 6 6 0 1 3,571 4 4 1 94 92 34 12 1 11 1 3 7 23 49 47 17 13 6 0 4 0 0 5 5 0 1 5,523
(Continued)

Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2002 ♦ 11

Income Sources of Aged Units
Table 1.1 Continued
Aged 65 or older Source of income Aged 55–61 Aged 62–64 Total 65–69 70–74 75–79 80 or older Nonmarried persons (cont.) Men Earnings Wages and salaries Self-employment Retirement benefits Social Security a Benefits other than Social Security Other public pensions Railroad Retirement Government employee pensions Military Federal State or local Private pensions or annuities Income from assets Interest Other income from assets Dividends b Rent or royalties Estates or trusts Veterans' benefits Unemployment compensation Workers' compensation Public assistance Supplemental Security Income Other public assistance Personal contributions Number (thousands) 67 61 9 24 12 14 6 0 6 1 1 3 7 46 42 20 16 6 0 6 5 2 8 7 1 2 2,414 42 37 7 64 54 30 12 0 12 2 5 5 18 40 37 16 11 6 0 3 5 1 6 6 0 0 783 18 15 3 90 87 39 12 1 11 2 3 6 28 47 44 18 13 7 0 7 1 0 5 5 0 1 4,187 32 28 6 87 82 36 14 1 12 3 3 7 23 44 42 17 12 8 0 7 1 0 4 4 0 1 1,046 21 17 4 90 88 35 9 1 8 2 2 5 27 43 41 18 13 7 0 4 1 1 6 6 0 1 1,087 12 11 2 92 88 43 12 1 11 2 4 6 31 49 46 18 14 7 0 7 1 0 6 6 0 0 830 7 6 1 92 89 43 13 2 12 2 3 7 31 51 48 19 15 5 0 9 1 0 5 5 0 1 1,223
(Continued)

12 ♦ Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2002

Income Sources of Aged Units
Table 1.1 Continued
Aged 65 or older Source of income Aged 55–61 Aged 62–64 Total 65–69 70–74 75–79 80 or older Nonmarried persons (cont.) Women Earnings Wages and salaries Self-employment Retirement benefits a Social Security Benefits other than Social Security Other public pensions Railroad Retirement Government employee pensions Military Federal State or local Private pensions or annuities Income from assets Interest Other income from assets Dividends b Rent or royalties Estates or trusts Veterans' benefits Unemployment compensation Workers' compensation Public assistance Supplemental Security Income Other public assistance Personal contributions Number (thousands) 69 65 5 24 14 12 5 0 5 1 1 4 7 49 46 20 15 6 0 1 3 1 9 8 2 5 3,856 50 47 5 58 51 24 9 0 8 1 2 6 16 47 45 17 12 7 0 1 3 1 10 9 1 4 1,397 12 11 1 91 89 32 12 1 11 1 3 7 21 48 46 18 14 7 0 2 0 0 6 6 0 1 11,620 33 31 3 85 82 27 9 0 9 1 2 7 19 46 43 17 13 6 0 1 1 1 8 7 0 1 2,192 15 14 2 90 88 35 13 0 13 1 4 8 23 48 45 19 14 7 0 3 0 0 8 7 1 2 2,387 7 6 1 93 91 34 12 0 11 1 4 7 24 49 47 21 17 8 0 3 0 0 6 6 0 1 2,741 3 3 1 94 92 31 12 1 11 1 3 7 20 49 47 16 12 6 0 3 0 0 5 5 0 1 4,300

a. Includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits. b. The measure of receipt of dividend income is being changed to correct an error. The previous measured included all units owning stocks or mutual funds, which may or may not have issued dividends. The new measure includes only those receiving income from dividends. For example, 18 percent of units aged 65 or older received dividend income in 2002 under the new methodology compared with 23 percent under the old methodology. This change has only a small effect on the percentage of units aged 65 or older receiving income from assets—55 percent under the new methodology compared with 56 percent under the old methodology.

Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2002 ♦ 13

Income Sources of Aged Units

Table 1.2 Percentage with income from specified source, by Social Security beneficiary status, marital status, sex of nonmarried persons, and age
Nonmarried persons All units Source of income 55–61 62–64 65 or older Married couples 55–61 62–64 65 or older 55–61 Total 62–64 65 or older 55–61 Men 62–64 65 or older 55–61 Women 62–64 65 or older

Beneficiary Earnings Wages and salaries Self-employment Retirement benefits Social Security a Benefits other than Social Security Other public pensions Railroad Retirement Government employee pensions Military Federal State or local Private pensions or annuities Income from assets Interest Other income from assets Dividends b Rent or royalties Estates or trusts Veterans' benefits Unemployment compensation Workers' compensation Public assistance Supplemental Security Income Other public assistance Personal contributions Number (thousands) 44 40 6 100 100 23 7 0 7 1 1 4 17 39 35 17 13 6 0 7 5 3 14 13 1 2 1,691 45 41 8 100 100 43 13 0 13 2 2 9 32 55 52 24 18 9 0 3 4 2 5 4 0 1 2,341 20 18 4 100 100 43 14 0 14 2 4 8 31 58 55 25 19 9 0 5 1 0 3 3 0 1 23,487 72 64 10 100 100 30 10 0 9 2 2 6 22 51 45 26 20 10 0 9 7 5 7 7 0 2 856 60 56 12 100 100 52 16 1 15 2 2 11 39 65 62 32 26 12 0 4 5 2 3 3 0 1 1,207 33 29 7 100 100 53 18 0 18 3 6 11 39 68 65 33 26 12 0 6 1 1 1 1 0 0 9,486 15 14 1 100 100 16 4 0 4 1 1 3 12 27 26 7 5 3 0 4 2 2 20 18 2 3 835 28 25 3 100 100 34 11 0 11 2 1 7 25 45 42 15 10 7 0 3 3 2 6 6 1 1 1,134 12 10 2 100 100 35 11 0 11 1 3 7 25 50 48 19 14 7 0 4 1 0 5 4 0 1 14,001 12 11 1 100 100 18 4 0 4 2 1 2 14 29 28 3 2 1 0 10 1 1 16 13 3 4 296 19 16 3 100 100 36 10 0 10 3 1 6 27 37 34 13 8 6 0 5 4 2 4 4 0 0 422 15 13 3 100 100 41 11 1 11 2 2 6 31 50 47 19 14 7 0 7 1 0 4 3 0 1 3,649 17 16 1 100 100 14 4 0 4 0 1 3 11 26 24 9 6 4 0 1 2 2 23 21 2 3 539 33 31 4 100 100 33 11 0 11 1 1 8 24 50 47 16 11 7 0 1 3 2 8 7 1 2 712 11 9 1 100 100 33 11 0 11 1 3 7 23 51 48 19 15 7 0 3 0 0 5 5 0 1 10,352

(Continued)

14 ♦ Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2002

Income Sources of Aged Units
Table 1.2 Continued
Nonmarried persons All units Source of income 55–61 62–64 65 or older Married couples 55–61 62–64 65 or older 55–61 Total 62–64 65 or older 55–61 Men 62–64 65 or older 55–61 Women 62–64 65 or older

Nonbeneficiary Earnings Wages and salaries Self-employment Retirement benefits Social Security a Benefits other than Social Security Other public pensions Railroad Retirement Government employee pensions Military Federal State or local Private pensions or annuities Income from assets Interest Other income from assets Dividends b Rent or royalties Estates or trusts Veterans' benefits Unemployment compensation Workers' compensation Public assistance Supplemental Security Income Other public assistance Personal contributions Number (thousands) NOTE: . . . = not applicable. a. Includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits. b. The measure of receipt of dividend income is being changed to correct an error. The previous measured included all units owning stocks or mutual funds, which may or may not have issued dividends. The new measure includes only those receiving income from dividends. For example, 18 percent of units aged 65 or older received dividend income in 2002 under the new methodology compared with 23 percent under the old methodology. This change has only a small effect on the percentage of units aged 65 or older receiving income from assets—55 percent under the new methodology compared with 56 percent under the old methodology. 87 82 14 15 ... 15 7 0 7 2 1 4 8 63 60 31 24 11 0 3 7 1 4 3 1 2 12,739 81 75 13 19 ... 19 10 0 9 1 3 6 10 56 53 28 22 10 0 2 5 1 5 5 0 2 2,381 37 34 5 25 ... 25 16 3 12 1 7 5 10 37 35 14 11 5 0 2 1 1 16 15 1 1 2,732 95 90 19 16 ... 16 7 0 7 2 2 4 9 72 68 37 30 14 0 3 9 2 2 2 0 1 7,304 90 85 17 21 ... 21 10 0 10 1 2 7 12 65 61 35 28 13 0 2 6 2 1 1 0 1 1,335 53 49 10 32 ... 32 18 4 14 1 9 5 15 53 50 21 16 8 0 2 1 1 11 11 1 1 926 76 71 8 13 ... 13 6 0 6 1 1 4 7 51 48 22 17 7 0 3 4 1 6 6 1 4 5,435 68 63 8 17 ... 17 9 0 9 1 5 4 8 44 42 18 14 6 0 1 4 1 11 10 0 4 1,045 29 27 3 21 ... 21 14 3 11 0 6 5 7 28 27 10 8 3 0 2 1 0 18 17 1 1 1,806 75 68 10 13 ... 13 7 0 6 1 2 3 7 48 44 22 18 7 0 5 6 2 6 6 1 1 2,118 69 61 12 22 ... 22 15 0 15 1 9 4 8 44 41 19 14 6 1 2 6 1 9 8 0 0 360 37 33 4 25 ... 25 17 4 13 0 7 5 9 28 27 12 10 3 0 4 2 0 15 15 0 1 538 77 73 6 12 ... 12 6 0 5 1 1 4 7 53 50 21 17 7 0 1 4 1 6 5 1 5 3,317 68 64 5 14 ... 14 6 1 5 0 2 4 8 44 43 17 14 6 0 0 2 1 12 12 1 6 685 26 24 2 19 ... 19 13 3 11 0 5 6 7 28 27 9 7 3 0 2 1 1 19 18 1 1 1,268

Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2002 ♦ 15

Income Sources of Aged Units
Table 1.3 Percentage with income from specified source, by race, Hispanic origin, marital status, sex of nonmarried persons, and age
Nonmarried persons All units Source of income 55–61 62–64 65 or older Married couples 55–61 62–64 65 or older 55–61 Total 62–64
a

Men 65 or older 55–61 62–64 65 or older 55–61

Women 62–64 65 or older

White alone Earnings Wages and salaries Self-employment Retirement benefits Social Security b Benefits other than Social Security Other public pensions Railroad Retirement Government employee pensions Military Federal State or local Private pensions or annuities Income from assets Interest Other income from assets Dividends c Rent or royalties Estates or trusts Veterans' benefits Unemployment compensation Workers' compensation Public assistance Supplemental Security Income Other public assistance Personal contributions Number (thousands) 83 78 14 24 11 16 7 0 7 2 1 4 10 64 60 31 25 11 0 3 6 2 4 4 1 2 12,135 64 59 11 60 50 33 11 0 11 1 2 8 23 60 57 28 22 10 0 2 4 2 4 4 0 2 3,921 23 20 4 94 91 42 14 1 14 2 4 9 30 59 57 26 20 9 0 4 1 0 3 3 0 1 22,700 92 87 19 25 10 18 8 0 7 2 2 4 11 72 68 38 30 14 0 3 8 2 2 2 0 1 7,210 76 71 15 58 47 37 13 0 12 2 2 9 26 68 65 35 28 13 0 3 5 2 2 2 0 1 2,232 35 30 7 95 92 52 18 1 17 3 6 10 39 69 66 33 27 12 0 5 1 1 2 2 0 0 9,356 70 65 8 24 13 13 6 0 6 1 1 4 7 53 49 22 18 7 0 3 4 1 7 7 1 4 4,925 48 44 6 62 54 27 10 0 9 1 3 6 19 50 48 19 13 7 0 2 3 1 7 7 0 3 1,689

14 12 2 93 91 35 12 1 11 1 3 7 25 52 50 20 15 7 0 4 1 0 5 4 0 1 13,344

69 62 10 24 12 14 7 0 6 2 1 3 7 50 46 22 18 7 1 6 5 2 7 6 1 2 1,961

42 37 6 67 57 31 11 0 11 1 4 5 21 44 41 17 11 6 1 3 4 2 6 6 0 0 623

19 16 3 92 89 42 13 1 11 2 3 7 30 51 48 20 15 8 0 7 1 0 4 4 0 1 3,498

71 66 6 24 13 12 5 0 5 1 1 4 7 55 51 23 18 7 0 1 3 1 8 7 1 5 2,964

52 48 5 59 52 25 9 0 8 1 2 6 17 53 51 20 15 8 0 1 2 1 8 8 1 4 1,066

13 11 2 93 91 33 12 1 11 1 3 8 23 53 50 20 15 7 0 3 0 0 5 5 0 1 9,847

(Continued)

16 ♦ Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2002

Income Sources of Aged Units
Table 1.3 Continued
Nonmarried persons All units Source of income 55–61 62–64 65 or older Married couples 55–61 62–64 65 or older 55–61 Total 62–64
a

Men 65 or older 55–61 62–64 65 or older 55–61

Women 62–64 65 or older

Black alone Earnings Wages and salaries Self-employment Retirement benefits Social Security b Benefits other than Social Security Other public pensions Railroad Retirement Government employee pensions Military Federal State or local Private pensions or annuities Income from assets Interest Other income from assets Dividends c Rent or royalties Estates or trusts Veterans' benefits Unemployment compensation Workers' compensation Public assistance Supplemental Security Income Other public assistance Personal contributions Number (thousands) 70 68 5 30 18 15 6 0 6 1 2 3 9 34 31 12 9 5 0 4 5 1 10 9 2 2 1,592 54 52 4 62 50 27 13 0 13 1 5 7 14 31 28 12 9 5 0 3 3 2 11 9 1 1 562 18 18 1 86 83 30 13 1 13 1 6 6 17 26 24 8 4 4 0 4 1 0 11 10 1 0 2,418 91 89 9 32 18 18 8 0 8 2 2 4 11 48 43 22 16 8 0 7 7 2 5 5 0 1 561 73 71 3 73 57 34 18 0 18 2 6 12 16 42 38 22 16 12 0 5 5 2 5 4 1 1 189 37 35 4 90 87 44 22 1 22 2 13 10 25 40 37 15 8 8 0 6 1 1 3 3 0 0 635 59 57 3 29 18 13 5 0 5 1 2 3 9 27 25 7 5 3 0 2 5 1 13 11 2 3 1,031 44 42 4 57 47 24 10 0 10 0 5 5 14 25 24 7 6 2 0 2 2 2 13 12 2 1 373

12 11 1 85 82 25 10 1 10 1 4 5 15 21 19 6 3 3 0 4 1 0 13 13 1 0 1,783

53 50 4 28 18 13 4 0 4 1 1 2 9 23 22 8 6 3 0 6 5 1 12 11 1 2 338

37 32 8 57 43 25 15 0 15 0 11 3 10 24 21 12 10 3 0 5 2 0 7 7 0 1 111

16 16 1 85 82 28 11 1 10 3 5 3 17 24 22 5 3 2 0 8 1 0 9 9 0 0 483

62 61 2 29 18 13 6 0 6 0 2 3 8 28 26 6 4 2 0 1 4 1 13 11 3 3 693

47 46 2 56 49 23 8 0 8 1 2 6 15 25 25 5 4 1 0 1 2 3 16 14 2 2 261

10 10 0 85 81 23 10 1 10 0 4 6 14 20 18 6 3 3 0 2 0 0 15 14 1 0 1,301

(Continued) a. Beginning with data for 2002, respondents may identify themselves in more than one racial group. The categories White alone and Black alone reflect respondents who reported only one race. Less than 1 percent of persons aged 55 or older reported more than one race. b. Includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits.

Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2002 ♦ 17

Income Sources of Aged Units

Table 1.3 Continued
Nonmarried persons All units Source of income 55–61 62–64 65 or older Married couples 55–61 62–64 65 or older 55–61 Total 62–64 65 or older
d

Men 55–61 62–64 65 or older 55–61

Women 62–64 65 or older

Hispanic origin Earnings Wages and salaries Self-employment Retirement benefits Social Security b Benefits other than Social Security Other public pensions Railroad Retirement Government employee pensions Military Federal State or local Private pensions or annuities Income from assets Interest Other income from assets c Dividends Rent or royalties Estates or trusts Veterans' benefits Unemployment compensation Workers' compensation Public assistance Supplemental Security Income Other public assistance Personal contributions Number (thousands) 74 70 9 18 12 7 3 0 3 1 1 1 4 33 29 13 6 8 0 1 6 2 9 8 1 2 1,168 56 54 5 47 40 16 3 0 3 1 1 2 13 27 26 11 7 4 0 1 6 2 11 11 0 2 371 20 18 3 79 77 19 7 0 7 1 3 3 13 26 23 10 5 5 0 2 1 0 14 13 1 1 1,604 88 82 14 18 10 9 3 0 3 0 1 2 6 41 36 20 10 13 0 1 8 3 5 5 1 1 632 70 68 6 47 39 20 3 0 3 0 0 2 18 34 31 14 8 7 0 2 10 3 4 4 1 1 190 33 29 5 86 83 30 12 0 12 2 6 6 19 36 31 14 7 8 0 2 1 1 10 9 1 1 632 58 56 3 18 14 5 3 0 3 1 2 1 2 23 21 5 2 4 0 1 4 1 14 12 2 3 536 41 38 5 47 41 11 3 0 3 1 1 1 8 20 20 8 6 1 0 1 2 2 19 19 0 3 180

12 11 1 74 73 13 4 0 3 1 1 1 9 20 18 7 4 3 0 3 1 0 16 16 1 1 972

67 66 2 16 13 4 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 20 19 4 4 2 0 0 4 1 13 13 0 1 224

e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e 44

18 16 2 76 75 13 3 0 3 1 1 1 10 20 18 8 4 4 0 4 3 0 10 10 0 1 282

51 49 3 19 15 6 4 0 4 1 2 1 2 24 22 6 1 5 0 1 3 0 14 12 3 4 313

44 40 4 43 39 8 2 0 2 1 0 1 6 17 17 5 3 2 0 1 2 3 21 21 0 4 136

10 9 1 74 72 13 4 0 3 1 1 1 9 20 18 6 3 3 0 2 0 0 19 18 1 2 689

c. The measure of receipt of dividend income is being changed to correct an error. The previous measured included all units owning stocks or mutual funds, which may or may not have issued dividends. The new measure includes only those receiving income from dividends. For example, 18 percent of units aged 65 or older received dividend income in 2002 under the new methodology compared with 23 percent under the old methodology. This change has only a small effect on the percentage of units aged 65 or older receiving income from assets—55 percent under the new methodology compared with 56 percent under the old methodology. d. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. e. Fewer than 75,000 weighted cases.

18 ♦ Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2002

Income Sources of Aged Units

Table 1.4 Percentage with income from specified source, by race, Hispanic origin, Social Security beneficiary status, and age
Beneficiary Source of income 55–61 62–64 65 or older White alone Earnings Retirement benefits Social Security b Benefits other than Social Security Other public pensions Railroad Retirement Government employee pensions c Private pensions or annuities Income from assets d Veterans' benefits Public assistance Number (thousands) 46 100 100 25 7 0 7 18 43 7 13 1,347 45 100 100 46 14 0 13 35 60 3 4 1,964 21 100 100 44 14 0 14 32 61 4 3 20,732 Black alone Earnings Retirement benefits Social Security b Benefits other than Social Security Other public pensions Railroad Retirement Government employee pensions c Private pensions or annuities Income from assets d Veterans' benefits Public assistance Number (thousands) 35 100 100 18 5 0 5 14 21 7 13 289 41 100 100 31 10 0 10 21 29 4 7 283 15 100 100 31 14 0 13 19 26 5 9 2,005
a a

Nonbeneficiary 55–61 62–64 65 or older

88 15 ... 15 7 0 7 9 67 3 3 10,789

83 20 ... 20 9 0 9 11 60 2 4 1,957

40 28 ... 28 18 4 14 11 42 3 13 1,968

78 14 ... 14 6 0 6 8 37 3 9 1,303

67 24 ... 24 16 0 16 8 32 2 14 278

33 21 ... 21 13 3 10 9 21 2 19 414
(Continued)

Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2002 ♦ 19

Income Sources of Aged Units
Table 1.4 Continued
Beneficiary Source of income 55–61 62–64 65 or older Hispanic origin Earnings Retirement benefits Social Security b Benefits other than Social Security Other public pensions Railroad Retirement Government employee pensions c Private pensions or annuities Income from assets d Veterans' benefits Public assistance Number (thousands)
NOTE: . . . = not applicable. a. Beginning with data for 2002, respondents may identify themselves in more than one racial group. The categories White alone and Black alone reflect respondents who reported only one race. Less than 1 percent of persons aged 55 or older reported more than one race. b. Includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits. c. Includes federal, state, local, and military pensions. d. The measure of receipt of dividend income (included in asset income) is being changed to correct an error. The previous measured included all units owning stocks or mutual funds, which may or may not have issued dividends. The new measure includes only those receiving income from dividends. For example, 18 percent of units aged 65 or older received dividend income in 2002 under the new methodology compared with 23 percent under the old methodology. This change has only a small effect on the percentage of units aged 65 or older receiving income from assets—55 percent under the new methodology compared with 56 percent under the old methodology. e. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
e

Nonbeneficiary 55–61 62–64 65 or older

28 100 100 9 4 0 4 7 16 4 24 139

38 100 100 22 4 0 4 19 32 3 16 149

18 100 100 22 7 0 7 16 30 2 11 1,235

80 7 ... 7 3 0 3 4 35 1 7 1,030

69 11 ... 11 2 0 2 10 24 0 8 221

30 9 ... 9 7 2 6 4 13 2 24 369

20 ♦ Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2002

Income Sources of Aged Units
Table 1.5 Percentage distribution of those receiving retirement benefits, by age and receipt of income from earnings and assets
Aged 55–61 Earnings Retirement benefits Total Yes No Income from assets a Yes No Total Aged 62–64 Earnings Yes No All units Total percent No benefit One benefit type Social Security only b Private pension or annuity only Government employee pension only c Railroad Retirement only Two benefit types Social Security and federal pension only b Social Security and Railroad Retirement, state, local, or military pension only b Social Security and private pension only b Other combination Three or more benefit types Number (thousands) 100 75 22 9 7 5 0 3 0 100 82 16 5 6 5 0 2 0 100 45 47 29 11 7 1 8 0 100 76 21 5 9 7 0 3 0 100 74 23 15 4 3 0 3 0 100 41 38 28 5 5 0 21 1 100 54 31 20 5 5 0 14 0 100 17 50 41 5 3 0 31 1 100 39 32 21 6 5 0 27 1 100 42 45 37 4 3 0 12 1 100 8 54 52 1 1 0 36 3 100 14 52 49 1 1 0 31 3 100 6 55 52 1 1 0 37 3 100 4 47 44 1 1 0 46 3 100 13 62 60 1 1 0 24 2 Income from assets a Yes No Total Aged 65 or older Income from Earnings assets a Yes No Yes No

1 2 0 0

0 1 0 0

2 5 1 0 2,644

1 2 0 0 8,684

1 2 0 0 5,746

5 15 0 1 4,722

4 10 0 1 2,968

6 24 0 2 1,754

6 20 0 2 2,627

3 9 0 1

7 26 1 2

7 21 1 2

7 27 1 2

9 32 1 3

4 18 0 1

14,430 11,787

2,095 26,219

5,803 20,416 14,541 11,678
(Continued)

Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2002 ♦ 21

Income Sources of Aged Units

Table 1.5 Continued
Aged 55–61 Earnings Retirement benefits Total Yes No Income from assets a Yes No Total Aged 62–64 Earnings Yes No Income from assets a Yes No Total Aged 65 or older Income from Earnings assets a Yes No Yes No

Married couples Total percent No benefit One benefit type Social Security only b Private pension or annuity only Government employee pension only c Railroad Retirement only Two benefit types Social Security and federal pension only b Social Security and Railroad Retirement, state, local, or military pension only b Social Security and private pension only b Other combination Three or more benefit types Number (thousands) 100 75 21 7 8 6 0 3 0 100 79 18 6 7 6 0 3 0 100 31 55 26 21 7 0 13 1 100 76 21 5 9 7 0 3 0 100 74 22 13 5 4 0 4 0 100 41 34 23 6 5 0 24 1 100 52 31 20 5 5 0 17 0 100 8 43 31 8 4 0 45 1 100 41 29 18 6 5 0 29 1 100 42 43 33 6 5 0 14 0 100 6 45 43 1 1 0 45 4 100 10 50 47 2 1 0 36 4 100 4 43 40 1 1 0 49 4 100 4 40 37 1 1 0 51 4 100 11 55 53 1 1 0 32 3

1 2 0 0 8,160

1 2 0 0 7,525

2 8 2 1 635

1 2 1 0 5,684

1 3 0 0 2,476

5 17 0 1 2,542

5 11 0 1 1,937

7 36 1 3 605

6 21 1 2 1,659

3 10 0 1

8 32 1 4

8 24 0 3 3,624

8 36 1 4 6,788

9 37 1 5 6,983

6 23 0 2 3,430

883 10,412

(Continued)

22 ♦ Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2002

Income Sources of Aged Units
Table 1.5 Continued
Aged 55–61 Earnings Retirement benefits Total Yes No Income from assets a Yes No Total Aged 62–64 Earnings Yes No Income from assets a Yes No Total Aged 65 or older Income from Earnings assets a Yes No Yes No

Nonmarried persons Total percent No benefit One benefit type Social Security only b Private pension or annuity only Government employee pension only c Railroad Retirement only Two benefit types Social Security and federal pension only b Social Security and Railroad Retirement, state, local, or military pension only b Social Security and private pension only b Other combination Three or more benefit types Number (thousands) 100 76 22 11 6 5 0 2 0 100 89 11 3 4 4 0 0 0 100 49 45 30 8 7 1 6 0 100 77 21 6 7 7 0 2 0 100 75 23 16 4 3 0 2 0 100 40 42 34 4 4 0 17 1 100 59 30 20 4 5 0 10 0 100 22 53 47 3 3 0 24 1 100 36 37 26 5 6 0 25 0 100 43 47 41 3 2 0 11 1 100 9 60 57 1 1 0 30 2 100 21 54 52 1 2 0 23 1 100 7 60 58 1 1 0 31 2 100 4 54 51 1 2 0 41 3 100 13 65 63 1 1 0 21 1

0 2 0 0 6,270

0 0 0 0 4,262

1 4 0 0 2,009

0 2 0 0 3,000

1 2 0 0 3,270

4 12 0 1 2,180

2 7 0 1 1,030

6 17 0 1 1,149

7 18 0 1 968

2 8 0 0

7 21 0 1

6 15 1 1

7 22 0 1

10 28 1 2 7,559

4 15 0 1 8,248

1,211 15,806

2,178 13,628

(Continued)

Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2002 ♦ 23

Income Sources of Aged Units
Table 1.5 Continued
Aged 55–61 Earnings Retirement benefits Total Yes No Income from assets a Yes No Total Aged 62–64 Earnings Yes No Income from assets a Yes No Total Aged 65 or older Income from assets a Earnings Yes No Yes No

Nonmarried persons (cont.) Men Total percent No benefit One benefit type Social Security only b Private pension or annuity only Government employee pension only c Railroad Retirement only Two benefit types Social Security and federal pension only b Social Security and Railroad Retirement, state, local, or military pension only b Social Security and private pension only b Other combination Three or more benefit types Number (thousands) 100 76 21 10 6 5 0 2 0 100 90 10 2 4 4 0 0 0 100 49 45 26 10 7 1 6 0 100 75 22 5 7 9 1 3 0 100 77 21 14 4 2 0 2 0 100 36 45 34 4 7 0 19 1 100 61 30 15 4 11 0 9 0 100 18 56 49 3 4 0 26 1 100 35 34 19 4 11 0 29 0 100 36 52 45 3 4 0 12 1 100 10 54 51 1 2 0 35 2 100 24 52 49 1 2 0 24 1 100 7 55 52 1 2 0 38 2 100 5 47 45 1 2 1 47 3 100 14 60 57 2 2 0 26 1

0 2 0 0 2,414

0 0 0 0 1,613

1 5 0 0 801

1 2 0 0 1,099

0 1 0 0 1,315

4 14 0 1 783

1 8 0 1 327

6 18 0 1 456

7 22 0 2 314

2 9 0 0 469

7 26 0 1 4,187

5 17 0 0 756

7 28 0 1 3,431

10 33 0 1 1,963

4 20 0 0 2,223

(Continued)

24 ♦ Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2002

Income Sources of Aged Units

Table 1.5 Continued
Aged 55–61 Earnings Retirement benefits Total Yes No Income from assets a Yes No Total Aged 62–64 Earnings Yes No Income from assets a Yes No Total Aged 65 or older Income from Earnings assets a Yes No Yes No

Nonmarried persons (cont.) Women Total percent No benefit One benefit type Social Security only b Private pension or annuity only Government employee pension only c Railroad Retirement only Two benefit types Social Security and federal pension only b Social Security and Railroad Retirement, state, local, or military pension only b Social Security and private pension only b Other combination Three or more benefit types Number (thousands) 100 76 22 12 6 4 0 2 0 100 88 12 3 5 4 0 1 0 100 49 45 32 7 6 0 6 0 100 79 20 6 8 5 0 2 0 100 73 25 18 4 3 0 3 0 100 42 41 34 4 3 0 16 1 100 59 30 23 4 3 0 10 0 100 25 52 45 4 2 0 22 1 100 37 38 29 5 4 0 23 0 100 47 43 38 3 1 0 9 1 100 9 62 60 1 1 0 28 2 100 20 56 53 1 1 1 23 1 100 7 62 61 1 1 0 29 2 100 4 56 53 1 2 0 39 3 100 13 67 65 1 1 0 19 1

0 1 0 0 3,856

0 0 0 0 2,649

1 4 0 0 1,208

0 1 0 0 1,902

1 2 0 0 1,955

4 11 0 1 1,397

3 7 0 1 703

5 16 0 1 694

7 17 0 1 655

2 7 0 1

7 19 0 1

6 14 1 2

7 20 0 1

9 26 1 2 5,595

4 14 0 1 6,024

742 11,620

1,422 10,197

a. The measure of receipt of dividend income (included in asset income) is being changed to correct an error. The previous measured included all units owning stocks or mutual funds, which may or may not have issued dividends. The new measure includes only those receiving income from dividends. For example, 18 percent of units aged 65 or older received dividend income in 2002 under the new methodology compared with 23 percent under the old methodology. This change has only a small effect on the percentage of units aged 65 or older receiving income from assets—55 percent under the new methodology compared with 56 percent under the old methodology. b. Social Security includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits. c. Includes federal, state, local, and military pensions.

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Income Sources of Units 65 or Older
Table 1.6 Percentage with income from specified source, by marital status and quintiles of total money income
Source of income Total First Second All units Earnings Retirement benefits Social Security a Benefits other than Social Security Other public pensions Railroad Retirement Government employee pensions b Private pensions or annuities Income from assets c Veterans' benefits Public assistance Number (thousands) 22 92 90 41 14 1 14 29 55 4 5 26,219 4 78 75 7 1 0 1 6 23 2 15 5,244 7 98 97 24 5 1 5 18 41 3 4 5,244 Married couples Earnings Retirement benefits Social Security a Benefits other than Social Security Other public pensions Railroad Retirement Government employee pensions b Private pensions or annuities Income from assets c Veterans' benefits Public assistance Number (thousands) 35 94 91 51 18 1 17 37 67 5 2 10,412 10 86 82 13 2 0 2 11 37 4 8 2,074 18 98 95 47 11 1 11 37 57 4 1 2,091 31 97 95 69 22 1 21 51 74 7 1 2,082 48 96 94 68 26 1 25 49 79 8 1 2,082 66 93 88 60 29 0 28 38 88 4 0 2,084
(Continued)

Third

Fourth

Fifth

15 96 94 45 12 1 11 34 59 5 3 5,241

30 96 92 66 24 1 23 46 72 6 1 5,245

55 93 90 62 28 1 28 40 83 6 1 5,244

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Income Sources of Units 65 or Older
Table 1.6 Continued
Source of income Total First Second Nonmarried persons Earnings Retirement benefits Social Security a Benefits other than Social Security Other public pensions Railroad Retirement Government employee pensions b Private pensions or annuities Income from assets c Veterans' benefits Public assistance Number (thousands) 14 91 89 34 12 1 11 23 48 4 6 15,806 3 72 69 5 1 0 1 4 18 1 18 3,159 4 96 95 13 3 1 2 10 31 3 8 3,115 7 99 98 32 8 1 7 25 47 3 2 3,210 17 96 93 56 17 1 16 40 65 5 2 3,157 38 92 87 61 29 1 28 35 77 6 1 3,166 Third Fourth Fifth

NOTE: Quintile limits are $9,721, $15,181, $23,880, and $40,982 for all units; $18,648, $27,744, $39,000, and $63,108 for married couples; and $7,892, $11,448, $15,638, and $24,855 for nonmarried persons. a. Includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits. b. Includes federal, state, local, and military pensions. c. The measure of receipt of dividend income (included in asset income) is being changed to correct an error. The previous measured included all units owning stocks or mutual funds, which may or may not have issued dividends. The new measure includes only those receiving income from dividends. In 2002, 18 percent of units aged 65 or older received dividend income under the new methodology compared with 23 percent under the old methodology. This change has only a small effect on the percentage of units aged 65 or older receiving income from assets—55 percent under the new methodology compared with 56 percent under the old methodology.

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Income Sources of Aged Persons
Table 1.7 Percentage with income from specified source, by sex, marital status, and age
Total Source of income 55–61 62–64 65 or older Married persons 55–61 62–64 All persons Earnings Retirement benefits Social Security a Benefits other than Social Security Other public pensions Railroad Retirement Government employee pensions b Private pensions or annuities Income from assets c Veterans' benefits Public assistance Number (thousands) 72 19 8 12 5 0 5 7 59 2 4 20,563 51 54 47 24 8 0 8 16 56 2 4 6,836 17 91 89 34 11 1 11 23 56 3 4 34,234 74 16 6 12 5 0 5 7 64 2 1 14,293 52 52 44 23 8 0 7 16 61 2 1 4,657 Men Earnings Retirement benefits Social Security a Benefits other than Social Security Other public pensions Railroad Retirement Government employee pensions b Private pensions or annuities Income from assets c Veterans' benefits Public assistance Number (thousands) 79 21 8 15 6 0 6 9 61 4 3 9,886 57 54 44 30 10 0 10 20 56 3 2 3,280 22 92 89 44 13 1 13 31 59 6 3 14,528 83 20 6 16 6 0 6 10 65 3 2 7,472 62 51 40 29 9 0 9 21 61 3 1 2,497 23 93 89 46 14 1 13 33 64 5 2 10,341 67 24 12 14 6 0 6 7 46 6 8 2,414 42 64 54 30 12 0 12 18 40 3 6 783 18 90 87 39 12 1 11 28 47 7 5 4,187
(Continued)

Nonmarried persons 65 or older 55–61 62–64 65 or older

19 92 89 34 11 0 11 24 63 3 2 18,427

68 24 13 13 6 0 6 7 48 3 8 6,270

47 60 52 26 10 0 10 17 44 2 8 2,180

14 91 89 34 12 1 11 23 48 4 6 15,806

28 ♦ Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2002

Income Sources of Aged Persons
Table 1.7 Continued
Total Source of income 55–61 62–64 65 or older Married persons 55–61 62–64 Women Earnings Retirement benefits Social Security a Benefits other than Social Security Other public pensions Railroad Retirement Government employee pensions b Private pensions or annuities Income from assets c Veterans' benefits Public assistance Number (thousands) 66 17 9 9 4 0 4 5 57 0 4 10,677 44 55 49 18 7 0 6 12 56 0 5 3,556 13 91 89 27 10 0 9 18 54 2 4 19,706 64 12 6 7 3 0 3 4 62 0 1 6,821 41 53 49 14 6 0 5 9 62 0 2 2,159 13 91 89 19 7 0 7 12 62 0 2 8,086 69 24 14 12 5 0 5 7 49 1 9 3,856 50 58 51 24 9 0 8 16 47 1 10 1,397 12 91 89 32 12 1 11 21 48 2 6 11,620 65 or older Nonmarried persons 55–61 62–64 65 or older

a. Includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits. b. Includes federal, state, local, and military pensions. c. The measure of receipt of dividend income (included in asset income) is being changed to correct an error. The previous measured included all persons owning stocks or mutual funds, which may or may not have issued dividends. The new measure includes only those receiving income from dividends. For example, 18 percent of units aged 65 or older received dividend income in 2002 under the new methodology compared with 23 percent under the old methodology. This change has only a small effect on the percentage of units aged 65 or older receiving income from assets—55 percent under the new methodology compared with 56 percent under the old methodology.

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Income Sources of Aged Persons
Table 1.8 Percentage with income from specified source, by sex, race, Hispanic origin, and age
White alone a Source of income 55–61 62–64 65 or older 55–61 Black alone a 62–64 All persons Earnings Retirement benefits Social Security c Benefits other than Social Security Other public pensions Railroad Retirement Government employee pensions d Private pensions or annuities Income from assets e Veterans' benefits Public assistance Number (thousands) 73 18 8 12 5 0 5 7 62 2 3 17,583 52 55 47 24 8 0 8 17 60 2 3 5,782 17 93 90 35 12 1 11 24 59 3 3 29,980 64 26 15 13 6 0 6 8 33 3 8 1,945 Men Earnings Retirement benefits Social Security c Benefits other than Social Security Other public pensions Railroad Retirement Government employee pensions d Private pensions or annuities Income from assets e Veterans' benefits Public assistance Number (thousands) 80 21 7 16 6 0 6 10 64 4 3 8,558 59 54 44 31 10 0 9 22 60 3 2 2,813 22 93 90 45 14 1 13 33 62 6 2 12,792 64 26 14 14 6 0 6 9 36 6 6 849 42 61 48 24 13 0 13 12 33 5 4 299 17 86 83 33 14 1 14 19 30 6 5 1,112 77 15 9 6 3 0 2 4 32 1 6 788 55 44 36 18 3 0 3 15 33 1 4 229 20 82 79 22 7 0 7 15 28 2 8 906
(Continued)

Hispanic origin b 65 or older 55–61 62–64 65 or older

43 59 48 23 10 0 10 13 30 3 9 687

14 86 82 27 12 1 11 16 26 4 9 2,856

64 14 9 5 2 0 2 3 32 1 7 1,591

44 46 41 13 2 0 2 11 28 1 9 511

14 79 77 16 6 0 5 10 25 2 12 2,053

30 ♦ Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2002

Income Sources of Aged Persons
Table 1.8 Continued
White alone a Source of income 55–61 62–64 65 or older 55–61 Black alone a 62–64 Women Earnings Retirement benefits Social Security c Benefits other than Social Security Other public pensions Railroad Retirement Government employee pensions d Private pensions or annuities Income from assets e Veterans' benefits Public assistance Number (thousands) 66 16 8 9 4 0 4 5 61 0 3 9,025 45 55 50 18 7 0 6 12 60 0 4 2,969 13 93 91 27 10 0 10 18 58 1 3 17,188 64 25 16 12 6 0 6 7 30 0 9 1,096 43 57 49 22 8 0 8 14 28 1 12 389 11 86 82 23 10 1 10 13 23 2 12 1,744 50 12 10 3 2 0 1 2 32 0 7 802 35 49 46 9 2 0 2 7 23 1 12 281 9 77 75 11 4 0 4 7 23 1 14 1,147 65 or older Hispanic origin b 55–61 62–64 65 or older

a. Beginning with data for 2002, respondents may identify themselves in more than one racial group. The categories White alone and Black alone reflect respondents who reported only one race. Less than 1 percent of persons aged 55 or older reported more than one race. b. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. c. Includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits. d. Includes federal, state, local, and military pensions. e. The measure of receipt of dividend income (included in asset income) is being changed to correct an error. The previous measured included all persons owning stocks or mutual funds, which may or may not have issued dividends. The new measure includes only those receiving income from dividends. For example, 18 percent of units aged 65 or older received dividend income in 2002 under the new methodology compared with 23 percent under the old methodology. This change has only a small effect on the percentage of units aged 65 or older receiving income from assets—55 percent under the new methodology compared with 56 percent under the old methodology.

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Income Sources of Nonmarried Persons 65 or Older
Table 1.9 Percentage with income from specified source, by sex and marital status
Nonmarried men Source of income Earnings Wages and salaries Self-employment Retirement benefits b Social Security Benefits other than Social Security Other public pensions Railroad Retirement Government employee pensions Military Federal State or local Private pensions or annuities Income from assets Interest Other income from assets Dividends c Rent or royalties Estates or trusts Veterans' benefits Unemployment compensation Workers' compensation Public assistance Supplemental Security Income Other public assistance Personal contributions Number (thousands) Total
a

Nonmarried women Divorced 26 21 6 90 86 35 11 0 11 3 4 4 25 42 40 17 13 7 0 7 1 1 3 3 0 1 1,022 Total
a

Widowed Never married 11 10 2 95 92 47 13 1 11 2 3 6 35 51 48 18 14 7 0 7 1 0 4 4 0 1 2,074 25 22 3 80 75 27 11 1 11 1 1 9 17 45 43 18 15 6 0 6 1 0 11 11 0 0 621

Widowed Never married 9 8 1 93 91 32 11 1 11 1 3 7 22 49 47 19 14 7 0 3 0 0 5 5 0 1 8,737 17 17 0 82 80 36 11 0 11 0 2 9 26 47 46 19 17 3 0 0 2 0 9 8 1 0 724

Divorced 25 23 3 89 85 29 14 1 13 0 5 8 16 46 43 17 13 6 0 1 1 1 9 9 0 3 1,705

18 15 3 90 87 39 12 1 11 2 3 6 28 47 44 18 13 7 0 7 1 0 5 5 0 1 4,187

12 11 1 91 89 32 12 1 11 1 3 7 21 48 46 18 14 7 0 2 0 0 6 6 0 1 11,620

a. Includes persons who are separated or married but living apart from their spouse. b. Includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits. c. The measure of receipt of dividend income (included in asset income) is being changed to correct an error. The previous measured included all persons owning stocks or mutual funds, which may or may not have issued dividends. The new measure includes only those receiving income from dividends. For example, 18 percent of units aged 65 or older received dividend income in 2002 under the new methodology compared with 23 percent under the old methodology. This change has only a small effect on the percentage of units aged 65 or older receiving income from assets—55 percent under the new methodology compared with 56 percent under the old methodology.

32 ♦ Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2002