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Table 2. Volunteers by annual hours of volunteer activities and selected characteristics, September 2015

Table 2. Volunteers by annual hours of volunteer activities and selected characteristics, September 2015
                                                                                                                            
                                                       Percent distribution of total annual hours spent volunteering        
                                                                          at all organizations                              
                                                                                                                            
 Characteristics in September 2015          Total                                                           Not     Median  
                                         volunteers  Total  1 to 14 15 to 49  50 to 99   100 to    500   reporting  annual  
                                        (thousands)         hour(s)   hours     hours     499    hours    annual   hours (1)
                                                                                         hours  and over   hours            
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                  Sex                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                            
Total, both sexes.......................   62,623    100.0    21.1     24.7     15.1     27.4      5.9       5.9       52   
   Men..................................   26,498    100.0    20.4     24.1     15.2     28.2      6.4       5.8       52   
   Women................................   36,126    100.0    21.7     25.1     15.0     26.9      5.5       5.9       50   
                                                                                                                            
                  Age                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                            
Total, 16 years and over................   62,623    100.0    21.1     24.7     15.1     27.4      5.9       5.9       52   
  16 to 24 years........................    8,415    100.0    24.9     29.0     14.6     20.3      3.7       7.6       36   
     16 to 19 years.....................    4,382    100.0    23.9     30.1     16.2     20.3      2.5       7.1       36   
     20 to 24 years.....................    4,033    100.0    26.0     27.7     12.9     20.2      5.0       8.2       36   
  25 years and over.....................   54,208    100.0    20.5     24.0     15.1     28.5      6.2       5.6       52   
     25 to 34 years.....................    9,548    100.0    27.7     25.8     14.2     21.2      4.6       6.4       36   
     35 to 44 years.....................   11,490    100.0    23.0     26.3     15.8     25.9      4.5       4.4       48   
     45 to 54 years.....................   11,933    100.0    20.5     24.5     15.7     28.4      5.6       5.4       52   
     55 to 64 years.....................   10,213    100.0    18.7     24.3     14.8     29.9      6.8       5.4       56   
     65 years and over..................   11,024    100.0    13.5     19.2     14.9     36.5      9.4       6.5       94   
                                                                                                                            
 Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                                      
                                                                                                                            
White...................................   51,986     100.0     20.8     24.9     15.4     27.5      5.8      5.5      52   
Black or African American...............    6,086     100.0     20.7     22.0     14.1     28.6      6.4      8.4      52   
Asian...................................    2,596     100.0     25.8     26.5     11.7     24.6      4.5      6.9      40   
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity............    6,165     100.0     22.4     24.6     12.8     27.6      5.8      6.8      48   
                                                                                                                            
       Educational attainment (2)                                                                                           
                                                                                                                            
Less than a high school diploma.........    1,900     100.0     22.4     22.0     13.3     28.4      5.5      8.4      52   
High school graduates, no college (3)...    9,576     100.0     21.5     23.2     13.9     27.2      7.1      7.1      52   
Some college or associate degree .......   15,102     100.0     21.8     23.4     14.0     29.1      6.4      5.4      52   
Bachelor's degree and higher (4)........   27,629     100.0     19.4     24.8     16.3     28.7      5.8      5.0      52   
                                                                                                                            
             Marital status                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                            
Single, never married...................   15,143     100.0     25.5     27.0     14.3     20.9      4.5      7.7      36   
Married, spouse present.................   37,348     100.0     19.5     24.2     15.4     29.8      6.1      5.0      52   
Other marital status (5)................   10,132     100.0     20.8     22.7     14.8     28.4      6.8      6.5      52   
                                                                                                                            
        Presence of own children                                                                                            
           under 18 years (6)                                                                                               
                                                                                                                            
Men:                                                                                                                        
  No own children under 18 years old....   18,263     100.0     19.4     23.9     15.2     27.5      7.1      6.8      52   
  With own children under 18 years old..    8,235     100.0     22.6     24.5     15.1     29.7      4.6      3.5      50   
Women:                                                                                                                      
  No own children under 18 years old....   23,475     100.0     20.0     24.0     14.9     28.0      6.3      6.8      52   
  With own children under 18 years old..   12,651     100.0     24.8     27.2     15.1     24.7      3.9      4.4      40   
                                                                                                                            
           Employment status                                                                                                
                                                                                                                            
Civilian labor force....................   42,563     100.0     22.9     26.0     15.2     25.9      4.5      5.5      48   
  Employed..............................   40,701     100.0     22.9     26.2     15.2     25.8      4.3      5.5      48   
    Full time (7).......................   32,085     100.0     23.3     26.4     15.4     25.4      4.1      5.4      48   
    Part time (8).......................    8,616     100.0     21.4     25.7     14.5     27.5      5.0      5.8      49   
  Unemployed............................    1,861     100.0     23.4     21.7     14.2     26.6      8.1      6.0      52   
Not in the labor force..................   20,060     100.0     17.3     21.8     14.8     30.7      8.8      6.6      66   

   1 For those reporting annual hours.
   2 Data refer to persons 25 years and over.
   3 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
   4 Includes persons with bachelor's, professional, and doctoral degrees.
   5 Includes divorced, separated, and widowed persons.
   6 Own children include sons, daughters, stepchildren, and adopted children. Not included are nieces, nephews,
grandchildren, and other related and unrelated children.
   7 Usually work 35 hours or more a week at all jobs.
   8 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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