Relative Importance of Income Sources for Aged Units with Income from Specified Source

Table 6.B1
Percentage distribution, by age, 2004
Aged 65 or older
Proportion of income

Aged 55–61

Aged 62–64

Total
Retirement benefits

Total percent

65–74

a

100

100

100

100

1–19
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

22
20
14
10
34

18
16
14
9
43

4
8
9
12
66

7
12
12
12
56

50 or more
90 or more
100

51
29
18

58
37
22

83
57
32

74
48
26

Mean proportion

55

61

80

73

3,974

2,854

24,362

11,510

b

Number (thousands)

Social Security c
Total percent

100

100

100

100

1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

23
19
15
10
33

26
20
15
8
30

10
16
18
15
41

14
21
19
14
33

50 or more
90 or more
100

51
30
23

44
26
19

66
34
21

55
27
17

Mean proportion

55

51

65

58

1,986

2,287

23,662

11,145

Number (thousands)

Government employee pensions d
Total percent

100

100

100

100

1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

26
26
20
9
20

21
29
18
13
19

18
25
28
18
12

19
26
27
17
11

50 or more
90 or more
100

39
15
6

39
13
6

44
6
2

42
6
1

Mean proportion

45

46

46

45

1,060

542

3,565

1,784

Number (thousands)

Private pensions or annuities
Total percent

100

100

100

100

1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

39
22
13
9
18

43
21
19
8
8

40
33
19
6
2

38
32
21
6
3

50 or more
90 or more
100

32
14
6

24
6
3

15
2
1

17
2
1

Mean proportion

39

33

29

30

1,523

954

7,757

3,663

Number (thousands)

Earnings
Total percent

100

100

100

100

1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

2
4
6
10
78

6
7
11
15
60

21
17
21
21
21

18
15
22
22
23

50 or more
90 or more
100

91
70
27

81
50
17

52
14
6

56
15
6

Mean proportion

87

77

51

54

12,594

3,166

6,139

4,686

Number (thousands)

Income from assets
Total percent

100

100

100

100

1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

87
5
3
1
3

83
8
4
2
3

76
13
6
3
2

78
12
6
3
2

50 or more
90 or more
100

5
3
2

7
3
2

8
1
1

7
1
1

10

12

14

13

8,921

2,874

14,516

7,230

Mean proportion
Number (thousands)

Public assistance
Total percent

100

100

100

100

1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

23
17
12
4
43

25
21
13
6
35

32
21
13
3
31

32
21
14
2
30

50 or more
90 or more
100

53
42
38

46
32
26

38
29
27

37
28
27

Mean proportion

58

54

48

48

755

241

1,176

646

Number (thousands)

NOTE: Units with zero total income or with negative total income, earnings, or income from assets are excluded.
a. Includes Social Security benefits, Railroad Retirement, government employee pensions, and private pensions or annuities.
b. Includes units with at least $1 but less than 1 percent of income from the specified source.
c. Includes retired-worker, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, and special age-72 benefits.
d. Includes federal, state, local, and military pensions.

File available from:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2004
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/income_pop55/2004/

ts with Income from Specified Source

d 65 or older
75 or older

100
2
5
7
11
75
90
66
37
86
12,852

100
6
12
16
17
49
75
40
25
72
12,517

100
17
23
28
19
13
46
6
2
48
1,780

100
42
33
18
6
2
13
1
1
28
4,094

100
30
22
19
15
15
38
12
6
43
1,453

100
74
14
5
4
3
9
2
1
15
7,286

efits.

100
32
21
12
3
32
38
31
27
49
530

Relative Importance of Income Sources for Aged Units with Income from Specified Source
Table 6.B2
Percentage distribution, by age, marital status, and sex of nonmarried persons, 2004
Aged 55–61
Proportion of income

Married
couples

Aged 62–64

Nonmarried persons
Total

Men

Women

Married
couples

Aged 65 or older

Nonmarried persons
Total

Men

Nonmarried persons

Women

Married
couples

Total

Men

Retirement benefits a
Total percent

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

30
28
14
10
18

12
11
13
9
55

12
12
11
7
58

12
11
15
9
52

25
19
15
8
32

10
11
13
11
56

11
10
14
10
57

9
12
12
12
55

7
11
12
14
56

2
6
8
10
73

4
8
9
11
69

50 or more
90 or more
100

35
14
7

72
50
33

72
52
35

71
48
31

46
25
12

73
51
35

74
52
36

72
51
34

75
46
19

88
65
40

84
62
38

Mean proportion

43

71

72

70

52

73

73

73

74

85

82

2,248

1,726

679

1,046

1,592

1,262

461

800

9,972

14,390

3,853

Number (thousands)

Social Security
Total percent

c

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

37
28
13
9
13

7
10
18
11
54

10
8
12
15
55

6
11
21
9
53

35
27
13
6
19

16
12
17
11
43

15
12
21
10
42

16
13
16
12
43

16
21
20
17
28

6
13
16
15
51

10
16
19
13
42

50 or more
90 or more
100

28
11
8

74
49
39

75
52
43

74
48
37

29
14
10

61
39
30

61
38
30

62
40
30

54
21
11

74
43
29

65
35
25

Mean proportion

37

74

74

73

40

64

63

64

56

72

65

1,012

974

344

631

1,221

1,066

391

674

9,650

14,012

3,717

b

Number (thousands)

Government employee pensions d
Total percent

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

29
29
19
10
12

19
20
22
6
33

15
27
15
4
38

22
14
27
7
30

26
31
18
15
10

12
26
16
10
35

e
e
e
e
e

15
27
14
13
32

21
28
26
16
10

15
22
30
20
14

13
17
26
25
20

50 or more
90 or more
100

30
8
2

54
28
14

54
34
16

54
24
12

31
6
2

54
26
13

e
e
e

52
22
11

38
5
2

50
8
2

57
10
2

Mean proportion

39

56

58

54

40

58

e

56

44

50

55

674

386

162

224

359

183

49

134

1,864

1,700

505

Number (thousands)

Private pensions or annuities
Total percent

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

43
24
13
8
11

31
19
13
10
27

22
23
11
12
32

38
16
14
8
24

51
21
16
7
6

28
22
26
10
13

27
10
39
9
15

28
30
19
11
12

42
34
18
5
2

38
31
21
7
3

29
30
28
10
3

50 or more
90 or more
100

24
7
3

45
24
10

51
24
10

40
23
10

18
5
1

35
9
6

44
15
11

29
4
3

13
1
1

17
2
1

21
2
2

Mean proportion

33

48

54

44

28

43

46

40

28

31

35

932

591

252

338

646

309

115

193

3,923

3,833

1,235

Number (thousands)

Earnings
Total percent

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

2
4
7
12
75

3
4
5
6
83

1
3
6
5
84

3
4
4
7
82

6
6
12
18
58

7
10
10
8
66

5
8
12
5
70

8
10
8
10
64

22
16
22
20
19

19
17
19
22
23

17
16
18
23
26

50 or more
90 or more
100

92
66
19

91
75
39

93
77
43

90
74
36

82
46
13

80
57
25

82
61
31

79
54
21

51
12
5

54
19
9

58
20
11

Mean proportion

86

89

90

88

76

78

80

76

50

54

56

7,773

4,821

1,852

2,969

2,078

1,089

369

720

3,890

2,249

746

Number (thousands)

Income from assets
Total percent

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

89
6
3
1
2

84
4
3
2
6

84
4
4
2
6

84
4
3
2
7

85
9
3
1
2

79
7
7
3
5

70
9
11
3
8

83
6
4
2
3

77
13
5
3
2

75
13
6
3
3

74
13
7
3
3

50 or more
90 or more
100

3
1
1

10
6
5

10
6
5

10
6
5

5
2
2

11
4
2

16
6
4

9
3
2

7
1
1

8
2
1

9
1
1

Mean proportion

8

13

14

13

10

15

20

12

14

15

15

5,812

3,109

1,167

1,942

1,828

1,046

365

681

7,147

7,369

2,026

Number (thousands)

Public assistance
Total percent

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

38
26
15
2
18

16
13
11
4
55

15
11
8
4
62

17
14
13
5
51

e
e
e
e
e

20
13
16
5
46

e
e
e
e
e

22
10
13
7
49

34
22
11
4
30

32
21
14
2
31

34
24
10
1
31

50 or more
90 or more
100

26
16
16

66
54
49

71
60
55

63
50
45

e
e
e

58
42
33

e
e
e

62
44
35

37
30
29

38
29
26

35
28
26

Mean proportion

37

69

73

66

e

63

e

64

47

48

47

244

511

188

323

68

173

53

120

258

917

204

Number (thousands)

NOTE: Units with zero total income or with negative total income, earnings, or income from assets are excluded.
a. Includes Social Security benefits, Railroad Retirement, government employee pensions, and private pensions or annuities.
b. Includes units with at least $1 but less then 1 percent of income from the specified source.
c. Includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, and special age-72 benefits.
d. Includes federal, state, local, and military pensions.
e. Fewer than 75,000 weighted cases.

File available from:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2004
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/income_pop55/2004/

e from Specified Source

ed 65 or older
Nonmarried persons
Women

100
2
6
7
10
75
89
66
41
86
10,537

100
4
11
15
15
54
78
46
30
75
10,295

100
15
23
32
18
11
47
7
2
47
1,195

100
42
32
17
6
3
15
2
1
29
2,598

100
20
17
20
21
22
52
18
8
52
1,503

100
76
13
5
4
3
8
2
2
14
5,343

100
31
20
15
3
31
38
30
26
49
713

Relative Importance of Income Sources for Units 65 or Older with Income from Specified Source
Table 6.B3
Percentage distribution, by Social Security beneficiary status, marital status, and sex of nonmarried persons, 2004
Beneficiary a
Proportion of income

All units

Married
couples

Nonbeneficiary

Nonmarried persons
Total

Men

Women

All units

Nonmarried persons

Married
couples

Total

Men

Retirement benefits b
Total percent

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19 c
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

4
8
9
12
66

7
11
12
14
56

2
6
8
10
73

3
8
9
11
69

2
6
7
10
75

9
10
10
9
62

13
14
13
8
52

6
6
8
9
71

10
7
11
12
60

50 or more
90 or more
100

83
58
32

76
47
19

88
65
40

84
62
38

89
66
41

76
53
26

66
45
23

85
61
29

78
53
26

Mean proportion

80

74

85

82

86

75

68

82

75

23,662

9,650

14,012

3,717

10,295

700

323

378

136

Number (thousands)

Government employee pensions
Total percent

d

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

19
26
29
19
7

22
28
27
16
7

16
23
32
21
7

15
19
27
25
14

16
25
34
20
4

6
13
13
12
56

7
19
15
13
47

6
8
11
12
62

2
10
15
21
53

50 or more
90 or more
100

40
2
0

36
2
0

45
2
0

53
4
0

42
1
0

76
44
16

69
39
19

80
48
14

81
43
11

Mean proportion

43

41

46

52

43

73

68

77

76

3,211

1,720

1,491

429

1,063

353

145

209

76

c

Number (thousands)

Private pensions or annuities
Total percent

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19 c
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

41
33
20
6
1

42
34
18
5
1

39
32
21
7
1

29
31
29
9
1

44
33
18
6
0

21
12
10
8
49

27
18
12
6
37

15
7
7
10
60

e
e
e
e
e

50 or more
90 or more
100

13
0
0

12
0
0

15
0
0

20
0
0

12
0
0

63
42
30

49
29
19

76
54
40

e
e
e

Mean proportion

28

27

29

34

27

64

54

73

e

7,489

3,795

3,694

1,187

2,507

267

128

139

48

Number (thousands)

Earnings
Total percent

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19 c
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

24
19
24
23
9

25
19
24
22
10

23
21
24
26
7

21
20
22
28
9

24
21
24
25
6

5
3
7
9
76

4
4
11
11
70

5
3
3
7
83

7
2
7
7
77

50 or more
90 or more
100

44
2
0

45
2
0

44
2
0

48
3
0

42
2
0

88
71
37

86
64
31

91
79
43

89
75
46

Mean proportion

44

44

44

47

43

86

84

89

86

5,081

3,310

1,771

568

1,203

1,057

579

478

178

Number (thousands)

Income from assets
Total percent

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19 c
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

77
13
5
3
1

77
14
5
3
1

77
13
6
3
1

75
13
7
3
2

77
13
5
4
1

66
8
6
3
17

69
6
8
2
15

63
9
5
3
20

60
11
7
3
19

50 or more
90 or more
100

7
0
0

6
0
0

7
0
0

8
0
0

7
0
0

23
16
15

20
14
13

25
18
17

23
14
10

13

13

13

14

13

27

24

29

29

13,390

6,620

6,770

1,840

4,930

1,126

527

599

186

Mean proportion
Number (thousands)

Public assistance
Total percent

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19 c
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

47
31
19
2
1

53
32
14
1
0

46
30
20
2
2

48
34
14
0
4

46
30
21
3
1

4
4
3
4
85

10
9
7
7
68

2
1
2
3
92

e
e
e
e
e

50 or more
90 or more
100

9
1
0

7
0
0

10
1
0

8
0
0

10
1
0

90
83
76

75
67
66

96
89
80

e
e
e

25

21

26

25

26

91

79

95

e

764

144

620

134

485

412

115

298

70

Mean proportion
Number (thousands)

NOTE: Units with zero total income or with negative total income, earnings, or income from assets are excluded.
a. Social Security beneficiaries may be receiving retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits.
b. Includes Social Security benefits, Railroad Retirement, government employee pensions, and private pensions or annuities.
c. Includes units with at least $1 but less than 1 percent of income from the specified source.
d. Includes federal, state, local, and military pensions.
e. Fewer than 75,000 weighted cases.

File available from:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2004
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/income_pop55/2004/

me from Specified Source

4

ciary

Nonmarried persons
Women

100
3
5
7
7
77
89
65
31
85
242

100
8
7
9
7
68
80
51
15
78
133

100
8
6
8
10
68
83
60
39
80
91

100
4
4
1
6
86
93
81
42
91
300

100
64
8
4
3
20
25
20
20
29
412

100
0
0
2
3
95
99
91
81
97
228

nefits, or special age-72 benefits.

Relative Importance of Income Sources for Units 65 or Older with Income from Specified Source
Table 6.B4
Percentage distribution, by marital status, sex of nonmarried persons, race, and Hispanic origin, 2004
Nonmarried persons
All units
Proportion of income

White
alone

Married couples

Black Hispanic
alone
origin a

White
alone

Total

Black Hispanic
alone
origin a

White
alone

Men

Black Hispanic
alone
origin a

Retirement benefits
Total percent

White
alone

Women

Black Hispanic
alone
origin a

White
alone

Black Hispanic
alone
origin a

b

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

4
8
10
12
65

3
7
8
10
72

3
8
8
10
71

7
11
12
14
56

8
15
10
11
56

5
10
9
13
63

2
7
8
11
72

2
5
7
9
78

2
7
7
8
76

4
8
9
12
67

3
5
7
10
75

3
11
5
6
76

2
6
8
10
74

1
5
6
9
79

1
5
8
9
76

50 or more
90 or more
100

82
56
29

86
67
53

86
66
51

76
46
18

73
52
35

79
55
39

87
64
37

91
73
58

89
72
58

83
60
34

88
73
58

84
71
57

89
65
38

92
72
59

92
72
58

Mean proportion

80

84

84

74

73

79

84

88

87

81

87

85

85

89

88

21,262

2,223

1,361

9,009

561

507

12,253

1,662

854

3,247

462

255

9,006

1,199

599

c

Number (thousands)

Social Security
Total percent

d

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19 c
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

10
16
18
16
40

8
12
14
13
54

6
11
13
13
57

15
21
20
17
27

17
16
17
12
38

8
15
15
16
46

6
13
17
15
49

5
11
12
13
59

4
9
12
11
63

10
17
20
14
39

7
11
15
11
56

7
15
11
9
59

4
12
16
15
53

4
11
12
13
61

3
7
13
12
65

50 or more
90 or more
100

65
32
19

74
49
40

78
51
43

53
20
10

59
32
24

72
39
31

73
41
26

79
54
45

82
58
49

63
32
22

75
52
44

73
53
45

77
44
28

80
55
46

86
60
51

Mean proportion

65

73

76

55

61

69

71

77

80

64

75

75

74

78

82

20,698

2,125

1,318

8,743

522

495

11,955

1,603

823

3,138

442

238

8,817

1,161

585

Number (thousands)

Government employee pensions e
Total percent
1–19 c
20–39
40–59
60–79

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

18
25
28
18

13
20
28
23

22
9
29
18

20
28
27
16

24
33
18
8

f
f
f
f

16
23
29
19

7
13
33
30

f
f
f
f

13
18
26
24

f
f
f
f

f
f
f
f

16
24
31
17

6
15
39
29

f
f
f
f

80 or more

11

17

21

10

17

f

13

17

f

18

f

f

11

12

f

50 or more
90 or more
100

43
6
1

54
10
4

55
8
4

39
5
1

32
9
6

f
f
f

48
7
1

66
11
3

f
f
f

55
9
1

f
f
f

f
f
f

45
6
1

63
8
4

f
f
f

Mean proportion

46

52

52

44

42

f

49

58

f

54

f

f

46

55

f

3,171

256

88

1,689

89

41

1,482

166

47

433

55

15

1,049

111

32

Number (thousands)

Private pensions or annuities
Total percent

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19 c
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

41
33
19
5
2

25
35
21
11
8

33
35
17
6
8

42
34
18
5
1

31
38
18
2
10

38
41
13
5
3

40
31
21
6
2

22
33
22
16
7

29
28
22
7
13

30
30
28
9
3

23
26
28
21
2

f
f
f
f
f

44
31
17
5
2

21
36
19
14
9

31
34
22
5
7

50 or more
90 or more
100

14
1
1

26
7
5

21
7
5

13
1
0

19
9
6

10
1
1

16
2
1

30
5
5

31
12
10

20
2
1

33
2
1

f
f
f

13
2
1

28
7
6

23
6
3

Mean proportion

28

38

34

27

34

29

30

40

39

34

39

f

27

40

34

7,081

470

264

3,631

167

126

3,450

303

138

1,114

92

58

2,335

211

80

Number (thousands)

Earnings
Total percent

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19 c
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

22
17
22
21
19

13
16
17
23
31

10
13
15
25
36

24
16
22
20
18

10
20
19
26
25

13
15
16
19
38

20
17
20
22
21

16
14
15
19
36

7
9
14
36
34

19
16
19
24
22

11
12
17
17
43

f
f
f
f
f

20
18
21
21
20

18
14
14
20
33

9
9
16
32
35

50 or more
90 or more
100

50
13
5

62
24
14

71
30
20

49
11
4

61
15
7

67
29
21

52
16
7

63
32
20

75
30
19

55
17
9

76
37
19

f
f
f

50
16
6

59
30
20

72
31
15

Mean proportion

50

59

65

49

57

63

52

62

68

54

67

f

51

60

68

5,339

532

356

3,470

253

217

1,869

279

138

636

75

56

1,232

204

83

Number (thousands)

Income from assets
Total percent

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19 c
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

76
13
6
3
2

85
8
3
2
3

80
9
4
2
4

76
13
5
3
2

87
6
2
4
1

82
9
3
1
4

75
13
6
4
3

84
8
4
1
3

79
9
4
3
5

72
14
7
3
3

88
5
3
1
3

f
f
f
f
f

76
13
5
4
2

82
10
4
1
4

80
8
5
4
4

50 or more
90 or more
100

8
1
1

5
2
2

8
4
4

7
1
1

5
1
1

7
2
2

9
2
1

5
2
2

9
5
5

10
1
1

4
0
0

f
f
f

8
2
1

5
3
3

9
4
4

14

10

14

14

10

13

15

10

14

16

8

f

15

12

13

13,383

666

388

6,654

222

181

6,729

444

207

1,832

133

63

4,897

311

144

Mean proportion
Number (thousands)

Public assistance
Total percent

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19 c
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

35
21
14
3
28

31
29
14
4
23

19
29
14
1
36

32
22
11
4
31

f
f
f
f
f

f
f
f
f
f

35
20
15
2
28

29
28
14
3
26

17
25
15
2
41

45
18
10
1
26

f
f
f
f
f

f
f
f
f
f

33
21
16
2
28

33
23
15
4
25

13
27
16
1
42

50 or more
90 or more
100

35
26
25

32
22
19

40
34
34

39
31
31

f
f
f

f
f
f

34
25
23

34
25
21

44
39
38

32
23
21

f
f
f

f
f
f

35
26
23

36
25
21

46
41
40

Mean proportion

46

44

54

48

f

f

45

46

58

41

f

f

46

45

60

787

258

233

192

35

50

595

223

184

123

57

31

473

166

152

Number (thousands)

NOTE: Units with zero total income or with negative total income, earnings, or income from assets are excluded.
a. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
b. Includes Social Security benefits, Railroad Retirement, government employee pensions, and private pensions or annuities.
c. Includes units with at least $1 but less than 1 percent of income from the specified source.
d. Includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, and special age-72 benefits.
e. Includes federal, state, local, and military pensions.
f. Fewer than 75,000 weighted cases.

File available from:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2004
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/income_pop55/2004/

Relative Importance of Income Sources for Units 65 or Older with Income from Specified Source
Table 6.B5
Percentage distribution, by marital status and quintiles of total money income, 2004
All units
Proportion of income

First

Second

Third

Married couples
Fourth

Fifth

First

Second

Third

Nonmarried persons
Fourth

Retirement benefits
Total percent

Fifth

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Fifth

a

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

1
1
3
7
88

0
2
4
8
86

1
5
9
13
73

2
9
14
18
57

18
24
16
13
28

1
2
4
8
85

0
3
6
14
76

1
8
13
20
58

5
16
18
17
44

30
26
17
11
17

1
1
3
6
88

1
0
3
8
88

0
2
5
8
85

1
6
12
14
67

9
22
15
15
39

50 or more
90 or more
100

97
81
64

97
78
50

91
63
30

81
46
15

48
21
4

96
79
50

94
64
27

84
48
14

68
31
6

35
12
2

97
81
65

98
83
61

96
75
44

88
57
25

61
32
11

Mean proportion

94

93

86

77

53

92

88

78

67

43

94

94

91

83

63

3,930

5,322

5,158

5,058

4,893

1,776

2,108

2,070

2,061

1,957

2,207

3,058

3,150

3,061

2,914

Number (thousands)

Social Security
Total percent

c

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

1
1
4
9
85

1
3
7
14
74

2
9
23
26
40

5
24
35
25
11

40
42
15
2
2

1
2
5
12
79

1
5
13
28
52

3
16
36
36
9

15
41
37
5
2

59
37
3
1
0

1
2
4
7
87

1
1
5
11
82

1
5
9
18
68

3
12
35
30
20

24
44
26
4
2

50 or more
90 or more
100

96
77
60

94
63
38

80
29
13

52
6
1

8
1
1

94
71
44

89
34
11

67
4
1

19
1
1

2
0
0

96
79
63

96
75
53

92
54
29

72
12
5

16
2
1

Mean proportion

92

87

71

53

27

89

77

57

38

19

93

92

84

61

34

3,822

5,242

5,029

4,892

4,677

1,711

2,049

2,012

1,992

1,887

2,155

3,011

3,115

2,974

2,758

b

Number (thousands)

Government employee pensions d
Total percent

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

e
e
e
e
e

21
18
27
17
17

15
25
27
18
15

14
25
30
21
10

21
25
27
16
10

e
e
e
e
e

24
30
15
13
17

16
32
25
20
7

17
24
36
14
8

25
28
21
18
8

e
e
e
e
e

e
e
e
e
e

23
21
23
16
17

12
25
30
21
12

14
21
30
21
14

50 or more
90 or more
100

e
e
e

47
12
1

47
10
4

47
5
1

40
4
0

e
e
e

38
11
6

36
4
1

40
3
0

36
2
0

e
e
e

e
e
e

44
10
0

48
8
3

52
7
1

Mean proportion

e

48

49

48

44

e

44

44

45

40

e

e

46

50

51

68

234

644

1,081

1,538

60

206

368

616

615

31

75

185

530

879

Number (thousands)

Private pensions or annuities
Total percent

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

46
17
9
8
21

58
28
9
3
2

40
37
19
2
1

32
37
24
6
1

40
27
20
10
2

58
20
9
1
11

60
28
9
1
2

33
47
19
1
1

29
32
30
7
1

47
28
13
11
1

41
11
5
17
26

59
20
11
3
7

57
32
8
3
1

28
43
24
3
1

31
23
29
14
3

50 or more
90 or more
100

32
17
14

7
1
1

9
1
1

16
1
0

21
1
0

18
8
6

6
1
0

7
1
0

20
1
0

19
0
0

44
21
15

12
6
6

6
1
0

11
1
1

29
2
1

Mean proportion

39

22

27

31

30

27

21

28

32

28

46

25

21

31

36

301

1,032

1,891

2,454

2,078

248

812

1,029

1,027

807

110

329

815

1,352

1,228

Number (thousands)

Earnings
Total percent

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

35
16
9
3
37

28
24
18
12
18

28
23
22
12
15

23
21
23
18
15

16
12
20
27
25

31
19
12
10
28

38
26
20
8
7

26
25
23
13
12

24
16
24
22
13

13
9
22
26
30

40
13
9
1
37

31
22
14
3
30

25
25
21
15
14

23
22
25
13
17

14
13
17
30
26

50 or more
90 or more
100

44
35
26

37
17
13

37
14
9

46
13
6

62
14
4

43
27
22

25
6
4

38
11
6

48
8
3

67
15
4

42
37
26

40
28
20

35
11
10

41
17
9

65
19
7

Mean proportion

51

44

43

47

57

47

34

43

47

60

50

48

43

47

59

164

319

861

1,717

3,077

175

407

753

1,057

1,498

77

99

219

582

1,272

Number (thousands)

Income from assets
Total percent

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

72
9
4
0
15

85
10
3
1
0

81
13
4
2
1

78
15
4
2
0

67
14
9
7
3

77
10
3
1
9

86
11
2
1
0

82
14
3
1
0

78
12
7
2
0

64
16
9
7
4

71
8
4
1
17

86
10
3
0
1

85
11
3
1
0

77
14
6
2
1

65
15
9
8
3

50 or more
90 or more
100

16
14
13

3
0
0

4
0
0

4
0
0

14
1
0

11
9
8

2
0
0

2
0
0

6
0
0

15
0
0

19
17
16

2
1
1

3
0
0

4
0
0

15
1
0

Mean proportion

22

9

11

12

19

17

9

10

12

21

24

8

10

12

20

1,109

2,211

3,048

3,757

4,391

743

1,305

1,536

1,690

1,874

570

907

1,507

1,975

2,411

Number (thousands)

NOTES: Quintile limits are $10,399, $16,363, $25,587, and $44,129 for all units; $20,258, $29,437, $42,129, and $68,299 for married couples; and $8,364, $12,000, $16,471, and
$26,064 for nonmarried persons.
Units with zero total income or with negative total income, earnings, or income from assets are excluded.
a. Includes Social Security benefits, Railroad Retirement, government employee pensions, and private pensions or annuities.
b. Includes units with at least $1 but less than 1 percent of income from the specified source.
c. Includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, and special age-72 benefits.
d. Includes federal, state, local, and military pensions.
e. Fewer than 75,000 weighted cases.

File available from:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2004
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/income_pop55/2004/