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Digest of Education Statistics: 2004
Digest of Education Statistics: 2004

NCES 2006-005
October 2005


Table 387. Distribution of income and median income of persons 25 years old and over, by highest level of educational attainment and sex: 2002

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                         |        |  Less |   Some |    High |                         College
                         |        |  than |   high |  school |__________________________________________________________________
Sex and income           |  Total |   9th | school |completio|   Some |       |             Bachelor's or higher degree
                         |        | grade |(no com-|(includes|college,| Asso- |_________________________________________________
                         |        |       |pletion)| equiva- |     no |ciate's|       |Bachelor's|Master's|Professional|Doctor's
                         |        |       |        |  lency) | degree |degree | Total |   degree | degree |     degree | degree
_________________________|________|_______|________|_________|________|_______|_______|__________|________|____________|________
1                        |      2 |     3 |      4 |       5 |      6 |     7 |     8 |        9 |     10 |         11 |     12
_________________________|________|_______|________|_________|________|_______|_______|__________|________|____________|________
Males and females, 25    |        |       |        |         |        |       |       |          |        |            |
   years old and over    |        |       |        |         |        |       |       |          |        |            |
   (in thousands)        |        |       |        |         |        |       |       |          |        |            |
Total ...................| 185,183| 12,276|  16,323|   59,292|  31,762| 15,147| 50,382|    33,213|  12,157|       2,803|   2,209
  With income ...........| 128,155|  4,702|   8,475|   39,015|  23,499| 11,934| 40,530|    26,497|   9,903|       2,297|   1,833
                         |________|_______|________|_________|________|_______|_______|__________|________|____________|________
                         |                                 Percentage distribution of males and females with income
                         |______________________________________________________________________________________________________
   Total annual income ..|   100.0|  100.0|   100.0|    100.0|   100.0|  100.0|  100.0|     100.0|   100.0|       100.0|   100.0
$1 to $4,999 or less ....|     6.6|   11.0|    10.1|      7.6|     6.9|    5.7|    4.3|       4.8|     3.7|         2.7|     3.0
$5,000 to $9,999 ........|     6.3|   13.3|    11.7|      7.6|     6.2|    5.2|    3.4|       3.9|     2.7|         1.8|     1.3
$10,000 to $14,999 ......|     8.3|   20.1|    15.4|     10.1|     7.9|    6.7|    4.3|       4.8|     3.8|         1.9|     3.5
$15,000 to $19,999 ......|     8.8|   18.7|    15.1|     11.8|     8.4|    8.0|    4.0|       4.5|     3.5|         2.6|     2.1
$20,000 to $24,999 ......|     9.7|   14.6|    13.9|     12.6|    10.4|   10.0|    4.9|       5.8|     3.6|         2.5|     2.2
$25,000 to $29,999 ......|     8.9|    7.2|    10.4|     11.3|    10.3|   10.2|    5.3|       6.5|     3.5|         1.6|     2.1
$30,000 to $34,999 ......|     8.8|    5.3|     7.3|     10.2|     9.4|   10.3|    7.6|       8.6|     6.5|         4.2|     3.3
$35,000 to $39,999 ......|     7.1|    3.2|     5.1|      6.6|     8.3|    8.5|    7.3|       7.9|     6.9|         4.4|     5.1
$40,000 to $49,999 ......|    10.8|    3.3|     5.4|      9.4|    11.7|   13.7|   12.9|      13.2|    14.0|         8.5|     8.3
$50,000 to $74,999 ......|    14.2|    2.4|     4.0|      9.5|    13.8|   15.6|   22.1|      20.9|    26.4|        17.4|    21.1
$75,000 to $99,999 ......|     5.1|    0.5|     1.0|      2.0|     3.9|    3.9|   10.6|       9.4|    12.1|        13.5|    17.1
$100,000 or more ........|     5.4|    0.5|     0.6|      1.4|     2.7|    2.0|   13.2|       9.7|    13.3|        38.9|    30.7
  Median income .........| $30,553|$16,322| $19,095|  $25,081| $29,903|$31,358|$46,026|   $41,361| $50,704|     $76,659| $71,541
    Standard error ......|    (58)|  (189)|   (239)|     (97)|   (213)|  (169)|  (186)|     (142)|   (221)|       (784)| (1,226)
                         |________|_______|________|_________|________|_______|_______|__________|________|____________|________
Males, 25 years old      |        |       |        |         |        |       |       |          |        |            |
   and over (in thousands|        |       |        |         |        |       |       |          |        |            |
Total ...................|  88,597|  6,049|   8,026|   27,356|  15,175|  6,394| 25,598|    16,351|   5,882|       1,837|   1,528
  With income ...........|  68,153|  3,074|   5,159|   20,558|  12,188|  5,405| 21,770|    14,012|   4,943|       1,527|   1,287
                         |________|_______|________|_________|________|_______|_______|__________|________|____________|________
                         |                                       Percentage distribution of males with income
                         |______________________________________________________________________________________________________
   Total annual income ..|   100.0|  100.0|   100.0|    100.0|   100.0|  100.0|  100.0|     100.0|   100.0|       100.0|   100.0
$1 to $4,999 or less ....|     4.3|    7.5|     7.0|      4.9|     4.5|    3.7|    2.5|       2.6|     2.1|         2.2|     3.0
$5,000 to $9,999 ........|     4.2|   10.0|     8.3|      5.1|     3.8|    3.4|    2.1|       2.3|     2.0|         1.8|     1.3
$10,000 to $14,999 ......|     6.1|   17.5|    12.1|      6.9|     5.7|    4.4|    3.0|       3.3|     2.5|         1.2|     3.1
$15,000 to $19,999 ......|     7.4|   19.8|    14.3|      9.5|     6.0|    4.8|    3.3|       3.7|     3.1|         1.9|     1.3
$20,000 to $24,999 ......|     8.3|   16.3|    14.4|     10.9|     7.6|    7.7|    3.8|       4.4|     3.2|         2.1|     2.2
$25,000 to $29,999 ......|     8.0|    8.6|    12.0|     11.0|     8.7|    8.3|    3.8|       4.6|     2.8|         0.9|     1.5
$30,000 to $34,999 ......|     8.8|    6.6|     9.7|     11.3|     9.5|    9.0|    6.1|       7.2|     4.6|         2.4|     3.5
$35,000 to $39,999 ......|     7.4|    4.2|     6.7|      8.4|     9.2|    8.5|    5.8|       6.6|     4.7|         3.1|     3.9
$40,000 to $49,999 ......|    11.9|    4.4|     7.2|     12.1|    14.6|   17.0|   11.0|      12.2|    10.2|         6.0|     7.4
$50,000 to $74,999 ......|    18.0|    3.4|     5.8|     14.5|    19.7|   22.6|   24.1|      24.7|    26.8|        14.6|    18.5
$75,000 to $99,999 ......|     7.3|    0.7|     1.5|      3.2|     6.3|    6.8|   14.3|      13.2|    16.5|        13.5|    18.3
$100,000 or more ........|     8.3|    0.7|     1.0|      2.2|     4.4|    3.7|   20.2|      15.1|    21.4|        50.2|    35.9
  Median income .........| $36,384|$18,632| $22,070|  $30,487| $36,659|$40,056|$56,745|   $51,351| $61,439|    $100,000| $77,444
    Standard error ......|   (102)|  (282)|   (196)|    (118)|   (200)|  (472)|  (331)|     (208)|   (398)|        (†) | (2,044)
                         |________|_______|________|_________|________|_______|_______|__________|________|____________|________
Females, 25 years old    |        |       |        |         |        |       |       |          |        |            |
   and over (in thousands|        |       |        |         |        |       |       |          |        |            |
Total ...................|  96,586|  6,228|   8,297|   31,936|  16,588|  8,754| 24,784|    16,862|   6,275|         967|     680
  With income ...........|  60,002|  1,628|   3,316|   18,457|  11,311|  6,529| 18,760|    12,484|   4,960|         770|     545
                         |________|_______|________|_________|________|_______|_______|__________|________|____________|________
                         |                                Percentage distribution of females with income
                         |______________________________________________________________________________________________________
   Total annual income ..|   100.0|  100.0|   100.0|    100.0|   100.0|  100.0|  100.0|     100.0|   100.0|       100.0|    99.8
$1 to $4,999 or less ....|     9.2|   17.4|    14.8|     10.6|     9.6|    7.5|    6.4|       7.2|     5.4|         3.8|     2.9
$5,000 to $9,999 ........|     8.6|   19.6|    17.0|     10.5|     8.8|    6.7|    4.8|       5.7|     3.4|         1.9|     1.5
$10,000 to $14,999 ......|    10.7|   24.8|    20.4|     13.7|    10.3|    8.6|    5.9|       6.4|     5.0|         3.1|     4.6
$15,000 to $19,999 ......|    10.5|   16.3|    16.4|     14.3|    11.0|   10.6|    4.9|       5.4|     3.8|         3.8|     4.0
$20,000 to $24,999 ......|    11.2|   11.2|    13.1|     14.4|    13.3|   11.9|    6.2|       7.4|     4.1|         3.4|     2.0
$25,000 to $29,999 ......|     9.9|    4.5|     8.0|     11.6|    12.0|   11.9|    7.1|       8.6|     4.2|         3.0|     3.7
$30,000 to $34,999 ......|     8.9|    2.9|     3.6|      9.0|     9.3|   11.4|    9.3|      10.1|     8.3|         7.8|     2.8
$35,000 to $39,999 ......|     6.8|    1.2|     2.5|      4.7|     7.3|    8.5|    9.2|       9.4|     9.1|         6.8|     8.3
$40,000 to $49,999 ......|     9.7|    1.1|     2.5|      6.3|     8.6|   11.1|   15.2|      14.4|    17.9|        13.5|    10.5
$50,000 to $74,999 ......|     9.9|    0.7|     1.4|      3.9|     7.5|    9.8|   19.7|      16.7|    26.0|        23.0|    27.3
$75,000 to $99,999 ......|     2.6|    0.1|     0.2|      0.6|     1.4|    1.5|    6.4|       5.1|     7.8|        13.5|    13.8
$100,000 or more ........|     2.0|    0.0|     0.2|      0.5|     1.0|    0.6|    5.0|       3.7|     5.2|        16.5|    18.5
  Median income .........| $24,879|$12,217| $14,302|  $20,254| $23,476|$26,474|$37,308|   $34,232| $42,301|     $51,349| $55,674
    Standard error ......|   (142)|  (236)|   (301)|    (110)|   (266)|  (218)|  (171)|     (530)|   (334)|       (934)| (1,871)
_________________________|________|_______|________|_________|________|_______|_______|__________|________|____________|________

†Not applicable

NOTE: Includes money income from all sources, including earnings, pensions, social security, investments, and public assistance. Excludes noncash benefits. Standard errors appear in parentheses. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, March 2002, retrieved April 12, 2005, from http://pubdb3.census.gov/macro/032003/perinc/new03_000.htm. (This table was prepared April 2005.)