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Table 1 Sample characteristics for native, mixed and immigrant households in 2006

From: The impact of the recession on the wealth of older immigrant and native households in the United States

Household and household head’s characteristics Native households Mixed households Immigrant households
Household Head’s Characteristics:    
Male 55.9% 59.0% 60.3%
White 86.3% 80.8% 61.6%
Black 11.0% 7.0% 9.3%
Other Race 2.7% 12.3% 29.1%
Hispanic 3.9% 24.5% 61.4%
HS or less 51.3% 46.5% 66.9%
More than HS 48.7% 53.5% 33.1%
Age:    
55 and Younger 13.6% 17.8% 19.8%
56 to 60 13.6% 14.8% 10.8%
61 to 65 17.3% 18.3% 15.1%
66 to 70 23.8% 25.3% 28.8%
71 to 80 25.1% 16.5% 21.7%
81 and Older 6.7% 7.5% 3.7%
Time in the United States - 35 36
Household Characteristics:    
Couple 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
No. of HH Residents 2 3 3
No. of Household Children 3 3 4
Non-labor Income:    
Any Income from Employer Pension Plans or Annuities 43.9% 35.5% 22.2%
Income from Employer Pension Plans or Annuities 23,922 23,577 18,348
Any Capital Income 75.7% 67.5% 49.2%
Capital Income 28,025 27,231 33,403
Social Security Income 19,921 18,437 16,884
Unemployment Insurance and Workers’ Compensation 5,826 5,703 5,970
Welfare, Food Stamps, Veteran Benefits 13,687 15,080 4,355
Planned Retirement Year 2013 2014 2015
Geographic Location:    
New England 3.8% 4.3% 3.7%
Mid Atlantic 9.7% 12.0% 22.0%
East North Central 18.4% 10.0% 5.6%
West North Central 10.4% 3.8% 0.5%
East South Central 6.8% 1.0% 0.3%
West South Central 9.9% 14.3% 14.0%
Mountain States 6.4% 7.0% 3.4%
Pacific States 11.4% 23.3% 28.3%
South Atlantic 23.2% 24.5% 21.7%
No. of Households in 2006 4,634 400 378