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Table 4. Volunteers by type of main organization for which volunteer activities were performed and selected characteristics, September 2015

Table 4. Volunteers by type of main organization for which volunteer activities were performed and selected characteristics,
September 2015
                                                                                                                                    
                                            Percent distribution of volunteers by type of main organization (1)                     
                                                                                                                                    
                                            Total            Civic,                                                                 
       Characteristics in                   volun-           polit-  Educa-   Envi-  Hos-               Social   Sport,             
         September 2015                     teers            ical,  tional    ron-  pital  Pub-          or     hobby,          Not 
                                            (thou-  Total   profes-   or    mental   or    lic   Reli-  commu-   cul-   Other deter-
                                            sands)          sional,  youth    or    other safety gious   nity    tural,        mined
                                                           or inter-  ser-  animal health              service  or arts             
                                                           national   vice   care                                                   
                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                    
                  Sex                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                    
Total, both sexes.......................    62,623  100.0     4.8     25.2    2.9   6.6    1.1   33.1    14.6     3.7     5.2    2.8
   Men..................................    26,498  100.0     5.9     23.9    2.7   5.3    1.7   32.6    15.6     4.0     5.6    2.8
   Women................................    36,126  100.0     4.0     26.2    3.0   7.6     .6   33.5    14.0     3.4     4.8    2.8
                                                                                                                                    
                  Age                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                    
Total, 16 years and over................    62,623  100.0     4.8     25.2    2.9   6.6    1.1   33.1    14.6     3.7     5.2    2.8
  16 to 24 years........................     8,415  100.0     3.8     30.6    3.9   8.5    1.2   25.4    14.4     3.3     4.9    4.0
     16 to 19 years.....................     4,382  100.0     3.8     33.6    4.1   7.2     .8   28.6    11.9     2.8     4.1    3.1
     20 to 24 years.....................     4,033  100.0     3.7     27.3    3.6   9.9    1.7   22.0    17.1     3.7     5.9    5.0
  25 years and over.....................    54,208  100.0     5.0     24.4    2.7   6.3    1.0   34.3    14.7     3.7     5.2    2.6
     25 to 34 years.....................     9,548  100.0     4.0     28.6    3.6   8.0    1.7   28.2    14.7     2.5     5.8    2.9
     35 to 44 years.....................    11,490  100.0     4.4     37.6    1.8   5.1    1.0   27.7    11.7     4.0     4.4    2.5
     45 to 54 years.....................    11,933  100.0     4.6     29.4    2.6   5.4     .9   33.4    13.7     3.4     3.6    2.9
     55 to 64 years.....................    10,213  100.0     5.3     16.2    3.4   6.3     .9   39.5    16.2     4.0     5.7    2.5
     65 years and over..................    11,024  100.0     6.6      9.3    2.4   7.3     .9   42.7    17.3     4.5     6.8    2.3
                                                                                                                                    
 Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                    
White...................................    51,986  100.0     5.0     24.8    3.1   6.7    1.2   32.6    14.7     3.8     5.4    2.7
Black or African American...............     6,086  100.0     3.4     25.6    1.0   5.9     .6   41.2    12.7     1.8     3.8    4.0
Asian...................................     2,596  100.0     3.9     32.1    1.2   8.3     .6   29.1    13.4     3.1     4.7    3.5
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity............     6,165  100.0     4.2     31.3    1.6   5.6     .7   37.3    10.5     2.3     3.4    3.2
                                                                                                                                    
       Educational attainment (2)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                    
Less than a high school diploma.........     1,900  100.0     2.3     19.9    1.0   2.7    1.1   52.7    12.1     1.6     3.7    2.9
High school graduates, no college (3)...     9,576  100.0     4.5     21.7    2.1   5.1    2.2   40.3    13.8     3.4     4.8    2.2
Some college or associate degree .......    15,102  100.0     5.1     23.3    2.4   5.9    1.2   36.3    15.3     3.1     4.9    2.4
Bachelor's degree and higher (4)........    27,629  100.0     5.3     26.3    3.2   7.2     .6   29.9    14.8     4.3     5.6    2.9
                                                                                                                                    
             Marital status                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                    
Single, never married...................    15,143  100.0     4.7     27.0    4.6   8.2    1.2   23.5    16.4     4.3     5.9    4.2
Married, spouse present.................    37,348  100.0     4.7     26.2    2.2   5.7    1.1   37.6    12.6     3.4     4.2    2.3
Other marital status (5)................    10,132  100.0     5.4     18.9    2.8   7.8     .8   31.2    19.5     3.5     7.4    2.8
                                                                                                                                    
        Presence of own children                                                                                                    
           under 18 years (6)                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                    
Men:                                                                                                                                
  No own children under 18 years old....    18,263  100.0     6.3     18.1    3.4   6.0    1.5   33.7    17.4     4.2     6.4    3.1
  With own children under 18 years old..     8,235  100.0     5.0     36.8    1.1   3.7    2.2   30.3    11.4     3.5     3.8    2.2
Women:                                                                                                                              
  No own children under 18 years old....    23,475  100.0     4.7     16.1    3.9   9.0     .7   36.1    16.7     4.1     5.6    3.3
  With own children under 18 years old..    12,651  100.0     2.9     45.1    1.4   5.1     .4   28.8     9.0     2.2     3.4    1.9
                                                                                                                                    
           Employment status                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                    
Civilian labor force....................    42,563  100.0     5.0     27.3    2.9   6.5    1.2   30.8    14.8     3.7     5.1    2.8
  Employed..............................    40,701  100.0     5.0     27.0    2.9   6.6    1.3   30.8    14.8     3.8     5.1    2.8
    Full time (7).......................    32,085  100.0     5.2     27.0    2.9   6.6    1.4   30.2    15.3     3.7     5.0    2.9
    Part time (8).......................     8,616  100.0     4.6     27.1    2.9   6.3     .9   33.1    12.8     4.1     5.6    2.4
  Unemployed............................     1,861  100.0     3.2     32.2    4.2   4.1     .2   29.3    15.1     2.8     5.7    3.4
Not in the labor force..................    20,060  100.0     4.6     21.0    2.7   7.0     .7   38.1    14.3     3.5     5.2    2.9

   1 Main organization is defined as the organization for which the volunteer worked the most hours during the year. See the
Technical Note for more details.
   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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