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Table 4. Volunteers by type of main organization for which volunteer activities were performed and selected characteristics, September 2014

Table 4. Volunteers by type of main organization for which volunteer activities were performed and selected characteristics,
September 2014
                                                                                                                                    
                                            Percent distribution of volunteers by type of main organization (1)                     
                                                                                                                                    
                                            Total            Civic,                                                                 
       Characteristics in                   volun-           polit-  Educa-   Envi-  Hos-               Social   Sport,             
         September 2014                     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.......................   62,757  100.0     5.2     25.1    2.6   7.4    1.1   33.3   14.4     3.9    4.3    2.6  
    Men..................................   26,375  100.0     6.6     23.7    2.6   6.1    1.8   32.2   14.8     4.7    4.7    2.7  
    Women................................   36,381  100.0     4.2     26.2    2.6   8.4     .5   34.1   14.2     3.3    4.0    2.6  
                                                                                                                                    
                   Age                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                    
 Total, 16 years and over................   62,757  100.0     5.2     25.1    2.6   7.4    1.1   33.3   14.4     3.9    4.3    2.6  
   16 to 24 years........................    8,469  100.0     3.9     28.7    3.9   9.9    1.3   26.1   15.0     3.7    3.9    3.7  
      16 to 19 years.....................    4,334  100.0     3.7     33.2    3.0   7.0    1.0   28.3   13.7     3.3    3.3    3.5  
      20 to 24 years.....................    4,135  100.0     4.0     24.0    4.8  12.9    1.5   23.9   16.4     4.1    4.6    3.9  
   25 years and over.....................   54,288  100.0     5.4     24.6    2.4   7.0    1.0   34.4   14.4     3.9    4.4    2.5  
      25 to 34 years.....................    9,291  100.0     4.5     29.7    2.5   8.6    1.8   27.6   14.1     3.1    5.1    3.0  
      35 to 44 years.....................   11,783  100.0     3.8     39.3    2.1   5.7     .9   27.9   11.0     3.6    3.2    2.3  
      45 to 54 years.....................   12,204  100.0     5.0     29.1    2.3   6.1     .8   33.7   13.1     3.8    3.8    2.3  
      55 to 64 years.....................   10,331  100.0     6.5     14.8    3.4   7.6    1.1   39.9   15.7     5.0    3.7    2.3  
      65 years and over..................   10,679  100.0     7.4      8.1    2.0   7.6     .7   43.0   18.3     4.3    6.3    2.5  
                                                                                                                                    
  Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                    
 White...................................   52,201  100.0     5.5     25.0    2.9   7.5    1.2   32.4   14.4     4.2    4.4    2.4  
 Black or African American...............    6,094  100.0     3.7     21.0     .7   6.2     .3   44.0   15.1     2.2    3.1    3.8  
 Asian...................................    2,513  100.0     3.7     31.1    1.5   9.6    -     28.9   13.6     3.3    4.4    4.0  
 Hispanic or Latino ethnicity............    5,982  100.0     3.4     30.6     .9   5.9    1.1   39.2   10.8     1.9    3.7    2.5  
                                                                                                                                    
        Educational attainment (2)                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                    
 Less than a high school diploma.........    2,100  100.0     3.4     21.3    1.8   3.3    1.1   49.6   11.8     2.1    4.1    1.5  
 High school graduates, no college (3)...   10,075  100.0     4.5     20.5    2.5   5.4    1.7   41.0   14.5     3.1    4.5    2.4  
 Some college or associate degree .......   15,494  100.0     5.1     23.7    2.4   7.6    1.3   35.7   14.1     3.7    4.2    2.2  
 Bachelor's degree and higher (4)........   26,619  100.0     6.1     26.8    2.5   7.6     .6   30.0   14.7     4.6    4.4    2.7  
                                                                                                                                    
              Marital status                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                    
 Single, never married...................   15,183  100.0     4.5     25.8    3.8   9.9    1.5   24.7   17.0     4.2    4.8    3.7  
 Married, spouse present.................   37,160  100.0     5.1     26.2    2.1   6.1     .9   37.2   12.6     3.7    3.9    2.2  
 Other marital status (5)................   10,414  100.0     6.5     20.1    2.8   8.5     .9   31.9   17.2     4.2    5.1    2.7  
                                                                                                                                    
         Presence of own children                                                                                                   
            under 18 years (6)                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                    
 Men:                                                                                                                               
   No own children under 18 years old....   18,184  100.0     7.4     16.9    3.2   6.8    1.8   33.1   17.4     4.8    5.5    3.0  
   With own children under 18 years old..    8,191  100.0     4.7     38.6    1.3   4.6    1.6   30.4    9.0     4.5    3.1    2.2  
 Women:                                                                                                                             
   No own children under 18 years old....   23,567  100.0     5.2     15.4    3.3  10.2     .7   36.7   17.1     3.8    4.7    2.9  
   With own children under 18 years old..   12,814  100.0     2.2     46.0    1.4   5.0     .3   29.3    8.9     2.3    2.7    1.9  
                                                                                                                                    
            Employment status                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                    
 Civilian labor force....................   42,780  100.0     5.3     26.9    2.9   7.7    1.3   31.0   14.1     4.2    4.1    2.6  
   Employed..............................   40,497  100.0     5.3     26.7    2.9   7.8    1.3   31.1   14.0     4.2    4.1    2.6  
     Full time (7).......................   31,557  100.0     5.5     26.8    2.8   7.8    1.5   30.2   14.3     4.1    4.1    2.7  
     Part time (8).......................    8,940  100.0     4.6     26.3    3.0   7.6     .8   34.0   13.0     4.4    3.9    2.5  
   Unemployed............................    2,283  100.0     3.9     30.4    3.0   5.8     .9   29.8   14.9     5.4    4.1    2.0  
 Not in the labor force..................   19,977  100.0     5.1     21.3    2.2   6.9     .5   38.2   15.3     3.2    4.8    2.7  
                                                                                                                                    
   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, 2013, through the survey period in September 2014. 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. Dash represents or rounds to zero.



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Last Modified Date: February 25, 2015
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