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Table 1. Volunteers by selected characteristics, September 2015

Table 1. Volunteers by selected characteristics, September 2015

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                             
                                              Total, both sexes                  Men                        Women            
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                             
                                                       Volunteers                  Volunteers                  Volunteers    
   Characteristics in September 2015       Civilian                    Civilian                    Civilian                  
                                           noninsti-                   noninsti-                   noninsti-                 
                                           tutional           Percent  tutional           Percent  tutional           Percent
                                            popula-   Number    of      popula-   Number    of      popula-   Number    of   
                                             tion             popula-    tion             popula-    tion             popula-
                                                               tion                        tion                         tion 
                                                                                                                             
                  Age                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                             
Total, 16 years and over................   251,325   62,623    24.9    121,365   26,498    21.8    129,960   36,126    27.8  
  16 to 24 years........................    38,525    8,415    21.8     19,409    3,702    19.1     19,115    4,714    24.7  
     16 to 19 years.....................    16,612    4,382    26.4      8,425    2,089    24.8      8,187    2,293    28.0  
     20 to 24 years.....................    21,913    4,033    18.4     10,984    1,613    14.7     10,928    2,421    22.2  
  25 years and over.....................   212,801   54,208    25.5    101,956   22,796    22.4    110,844   31,412    28.3  
     25 to 34 years.....................    42,901    9,548    22.3     21,211    3,836    18.1     21,690    5,712    26.3  
     35 to 44 years.....................    39,719   11,490    28.9     19,454    4,768    24.5     20,265    6,723    33.2  
     45 to 54 years.....................    42,588   11,933    28.0     20,816    5,127    24.6     21,772    6,806    31.3  
     55 to 64 years.....................    40,763   10,213    25.1     19,602    4,384    22.4     21,161    5,829    27.5  
     65 years and over..................    46,830   11,024    23.5     20,872    4,681    22.4     25,957    6,343    24.4  
                                                                                                                             
 Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                                       
                                                                                                                             
White...................................   197,152   51,986    26.4     96,294   22,222    23.1    100,858   29,764    29.5  
Black or African American...............    31,479    6,086    19.3     14,315    2,378    16.6     17,164    3,708    21.6  
Asian...................................    14,466    2,596    17.9      6,734    1,037    15.4      7,732    1,558    20.2  
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity............    39,828    6,165    15.5     19,849    2,583    13.0     19,979    3,582    17.9  
                                                                                                                             
       Educational attainment (1)                                                                                            
                                                                                                                             
Less than a high school diploma.........    23,528    1,900     8.1     11,802      781     6.6     11,726    1,120     9.5  
High school graduates, no college (2)...    61,199    9,576    15.6     30,074    4,097    13.6     31,125    5,479    17.6  
Some college or associate degree .......    56,948   15,102    26.5     26,155    6,043    23.1     30,793    9,059    29.4  
Bachelor's degree and higher (3)........    71,126   27,629    38.8     33,925   11,875    35.0     37,201   15,755    42.4  
                                                                                                                             
             Marital status                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                             
Single, never married...................    76,268   15,143    19.9     40,226    6,672    16.6     36,042    8,471    23.5  
Married, spouse present.................   124,783   37,348    29.9     62,869   16,825    26.8     61,914   20,523    33.1  
Other marital status (4)................    50,274   10,132    20.2     18,270    3,000    16.4     32,005    7,132    22.3  
                                                                                                                             
        Presence of own children                                                                                             
           under 18 years (5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                             
Without own children under 18...........   184,577   41,738    22.6     91,802   18,263    19.9     92,775   23,475    25.3  
With own children under 18..............    66,748   20,885    31.3     29,563    8,235    27.9     37,185   12,651    34.0  
                                                                                                                             
           Employment status                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                             
Civilian labor force....................   157,627   42,563    27.0     83,920   19,700    23.5     73,708   22,862    31.0  
  Employed..............................   149,639   40,701    27.2     79,812   18,934    23.7     69,826   21,767    31.2  
    Full time (6).......................   121,914   32,085    26.3     69,954   16,535    23.6     51,959   15,549    29.9  
    Part time (7).......................    27,725    8,616    31.1      9,858    2,399    24.3     17,867    6,218    34.8  
  Unemployed............................     7,989    1,861    23.3      4,107      766    18.7      3,882    1,095    28.2  
Not in the labor force..................    93,698   20,060    21.4     37,446    6,797    18.2     56,252   13,263    23.6  

   1 Data refer to persons 25 years and over.
   2 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
   3 Includes persons with bachelor's, professional, and doctoral degrees.
   4 Includes divorced, separated, and widowed persons.
   5 Own children include sons, daughters, stepchildren, and adopted children. Not included are nieces, nephews,
grandchildren, and other related and unrelated children.
   6 Usually work 35 hours or more a week at all jobs.
   7 Usually work less than 35 hours a week at all jobs.
   NOTE: Data on volunteers relate to persons who performed unpaid volunteer activities for an organization at any point
from September 1, 2014, through the survey period in September 2015. Estimates for the above race groups (White, Black or
African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is
identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.



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Last Modified Date: February 25, 2016
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