Table B-41.  Non-Prior Service (NPS) and Prior Service (PS) Active Component Enlisted Accessions, FY11: by Socioeconomic Characteristics
By Median Household Income
  a. NPS
  COMPONENT        
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD Civilians
Household Income Quintile Range       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %     #     %
Up to $37,435 11,972 20.1 5,419 16.7 4,674 16.2 4,101 15.0 26,166 17.6 22,846,106 20.0
$37,437$47,475 12,754 21.4 6,514 20.0 5,739 19.9 5,480 20.1 30,487 20.6 22,845,239 20.0
$47,476$58,664 12,654 21.2 6,830 21.0 6,099 21.1 5,876 21.5 31,459 21.2 22,834,297 20.0
$58,669$77,018 12,463 20.9 7,400 22.8 6,444 22.3 6,457 23.6 32,764 22.1 22,861,158 20.0
$77,022 and over 9,803 16.4 6,341 19.5 5,915 20.5 5,404 19.8 27,463 18.5 22,848,004 20.0
TOTAL1 59,646 100 32,504 100 28,871 100 27,318 100 148,339 100 114,234,804 100
  b. PS
  COMPONENT        
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD Civilians
Household Income Quintile Range       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %     #     %
Up to $37,435 369 18.9 11 13.4 3 15.8 34 13.7 417 18.1 22,846,106 20.0
$37,437$47,475 429 22.0 15 18.3 1 5.3 47 19.0 492 21.4 22,845,239 20.0
$47,476$58,664 403 20.7 21 25.6 4 21.1 57 23.0 485 21.1 22,834,297 20.0
$58,669$77,018 423 21.7 21 25.6 5 26.3 62 25.0 511 22.2 22,861,158 20.0
$77,022 and over 326 16.7 14 17.1 6 31.6 48 19.4 394 17.1 22,848,004 20.0
TOTAL1 1,950 100 82 100 19 100 248 100 2,299 100 114,234,804 100
  1. These numbers differ from other tabulations in this report because of missing data.
      Source: CNA tabulations of DMDC FY11 accessions data and 20062010 ACS data with matching done by census tract.
      Information applies to the census tract reported by individual accessions, who report a home of record in the 50 states or the District of 
      Columbia and who were matched to a census tract.
      The median census tract income ranges used in this table represent the income quintiles for all U.S. households in census 
      For more information, see Diana S. Lien, Kletus Lawler, and Robert Shuford.  An Investigation of FY10 and FY11 Enlisted Accessions' 
      Socioeconomic Characteristics.  CNA Research Memorandum DRM-2012-U-001362-Final. Aug. 2012. 
Population Density1
  NPS
  COMPONENT    
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
Population Density       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Urban 7,297 12.0 4,320 13.1 3,499 11.8 2,324 8.3 17,440 11.5
Second City2 11,910 19.6 6,440 19.5 5,341 18.1 5,160 18.5 28,851 19.1
Suburban 13,468 22.2 7,765 23.5 6,694 22.6 6,103 21.9 34,030 22.5
Town 5,138 8.5 2,376 7.2 2,391 8.1 2,454 8.8 12,359 8.2
Town/Rural 22,835 37.6 12,079 36.5 11,535 39.0 11,771 42.2 58,220 38.5
Unknown 141 0.23 118 0.36 103 0.35 98 0.35 460 0.30
TOTAL 60,789 100 33,098 100 29,563 100 27,910 100 151,360 100
  PS
  COMPONENT    
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
Population Density       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Urban 293 14.8 22 0.1 4 0.0 54 0.2 373 0.4
Second City2 411 20.7 22 0.1 6 0.0 72 0.3 511 0.5
Suburban 452 22.8 7 0.0 1 0.0 20 0.1 480 0.5
Town 155 7.8 28 0.1 7 0.0 88 0.3 278 0.3
Town/Rural 673 33.9 1 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.0 675 0.7
Unknown 1 0.05 33,182 100 29,582 100 28,164 99 90,929 97.52
TOTAL 1,985 100 33,262 100 29,600 100 28,399 100 93,246 100
  1. Information applies to the home community of record reported by individual NPS and PS recruits. Socioeconomic 
      classifications provided by Claritas, with matching done by zip code.
  2. Claritas groups home communities by population density, ranging from the most densely populated "Urban" centers of our 
      largest cities to "Town/Rural", a category that includes towns, farm land and sparely populated areas.  The categories are 
      listed in decreasing orders of density.
      Rows and columns may not add to totals due to rounding.
      Data provided for only those individuals reporting a U.S. home of record.
Predominant Age Group in Home Community1
  NPS
  COMPONENT    
PREDOMINANT ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
AGE GROUP2       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Age Age 25-44 12,022 19.8 6,196 18.7 5,660 19.1 5,373 19.3 29,251 19.3
Age Age 45-64 14,191 23.3 7,938 24.0 7,297 24.7 7,179 25.7 36,605 24.2
Age Age 65+ 5,772 9.5 2,911 8.8 2,568 8.7 2,287 8.2 13,538 8.9
Age Age <35 2,123 3.5 978 3.0 693 2.3 623 2.2 4,417 2.9
Age Age 35-54 8,403 13.8 5,525 16.7 4,989 16.9 4,724 16.9 23,641 15.6
Age Age 55+ 5,352 8.8 2,836 8.6 2,467 8.3 2,312 8.3 12,967 8.6
Age Age <55 12,785 21.0 6,596 19.9 5,786 19.6 5,314 19.0 30,481 20.1
Unknown 141 0.23 118 0.36 103 0.35 98 0.35 460 0.30
TOTAL 60,789 100 33,098 100 29,563 100 27,910 100 151,360 100
  PS
  COMPONENT    
PREDOMINANT ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
AGE GROUP2       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Age Age 25-44 369 18.6 14 16.7 3 15.8 48 18.9 434 18.5
Age Age 45-64 411 20.7 22 26.2 3 15.8 57 22.4 493 21.1
Age Age 65+ 162 8.2 5 6.0 2 10.5 16 6.3 185 7.9
Age Age <35 96 4.8 1 1.2 0 0.0 8 3.1 105 4.5
Age Age 35-54 269 13.6 16 19.0 4 21.1 30 11.8 319 13.6
Age Age 55+ 155 7.8 8 9.5 3 15.8 23 9.1 189 8.1
Age Age <55 522 26.3 17 20.2 4 21.1 71 28.0 614 26.2
Unknown 1 0.05 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0.13
TOTAL 1,985 100 84 100 19 100 254 100 2,342 100
  1. Information applies to the home community of record reported by individual NPS and PS recruits. Socioeconomic 
      classifications provided by Claritas, with matching done by zip code.
  2. Communities have been categorized by the dominant age groups.  Each community has been assigned to only one category, 
      but the category definitions overlap because some communities are more diverse in age and required broader age groups 
      for categorization.
      Rows and columns may not add to totals due to rounding.
      Data provided for only those individuals reporting a U.S. home of record. 
Residences in Home Community1
  NPS
  COMPONENT    
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
RESIDENCES       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Homeowners 12,838 21.1 7,036 21.3 6,317 21.4 5,378 19.3 31,569 20.9
Mostly Owners 30,689 50.5 17,729 53.6 16,263 55.0 16,453 59.0 81,134 53.6
Mix, Owners 4,294 7.1 2,304 7.0 2,039 6.9 1,831 6.6 10,468 6.9
Mix, Renters 12,827 21.1 5,911 17.9 4,841 16.4 4,150 14.9 27,729 18.3
Unknown 141 0.2 118 0.4 103 0.3 98 0.4 460 0.3
TOTAL 60,789 100 33,098 100 29,563 100 27,910 100 151,360 100
  PS
  COMPONENT    
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
RESIDENCES       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Homeowners 404 20.4 15 17.9 1 5.3 41 16.1 461 19.7
Mostly Owners 910 45.8 48 57.1 14 73.7 137 53.9 1,109 47.4
Mix, Owners 136 6.9 3 3.6 2 10.5 17 6.7 158 6.7
Mix, Renters 534 26.9 17 20.2 2 10.5 58 22.8 611 26.1
Unknown 1 0.1 1 1.2 0 0.0 1 0.4 3 0.1
TOTAL 1,985 100 84 100 19 100 254 100 2,342 100
  1. Information applies to the home community of record reported by individual NPS and PS recruits. Socioeconomic 
      classifications provided by Claritas, with matching done by zip code.
      Rows and columns may not add to totals due to rounding.
  2. "Homeowners" is a category for which more than 98% in the community are homeowners.  "Mostly Owners" are 
       communities where 66 to 98% of residents are homeowners "Mix, Owners" and "Mix, Renters" are mixed communities, 
       with the dominant pattern identified in the title.            
Racial/Ethnic Mixture in Home Community1
  NPS
  COMPONENT    
RACIAL/ETHNIC ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
MIXTURE2       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
White 14,918 24.5 8,607 26.0 8,026 27.1 8,359 29.9 39,910 26.4
White, Black, Hispanic, Mix 6,074 10.0 2,640 8.0 2,576 8.7 2,065 7.4 13,355 8.8
White, Black, Asian, Hispanic 16,037 26.4 8,965 27.1 7,185 24.3 6,088 21.8 38,275 25.3
White, Black, Mix 14,865 24.5 7,089 21.4 6,557 22.2 6,569 23.5 35,080 23.2
White, Asian, Mix 4,996 8.2 3,267 9.9 3,055 10.3 2,798 10.0 14,116 9.3
White, Black, Asian, Mix 1,168 1.9 716 2.2 621 2.1 571 2.0 3,076 2.0
White, Asian, Hispanic, Mix 2,590 4.3 1,696 5.1 1,440 4.9 1,362 4.9 7,088 4.7
Unknown 141 0.23 118 0.36 103 0.35 98 0.35 460 0.30
TOTAL 60,789 100 33,098 100 29,563 100 27,910 100 151,360 100
  PS
  COMPONENT    
RACIAL/ETHNIC ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
MIXTURE2       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
White 438 22.1 24 28.6 6 31.6 64 25.2 532 22.7
White, Black, Hispanic, Mix 203 10.2 7 8.3 2 10.5 25 9.8 237 10.1
White, Black, Asian, Hispanic 614 30.9 17 20.2 3 15.8 65 25.6 699 29.8
White, Black, Mix 434 21.9 17 20.2 4 21.1 51 20.1 506 21.6
White, Asian, Mix 156 7.9 7 8.3 4 21.1 26 10.2 193 8.2
White, Black, Asian, Mix 44 2.2 3 3.6 0 0 11 4.3 58 2.5
White, Asian, Hispanic, Mix 95 4.8 8 9.5 0 0 11 4.3 114 4.9
Unknown 1 0.05 1 1.2 0 0 1 0.39 3 0.13
TOTAL 1,985 100 84 100 19 100 254 100 2,342 100
   
  1. Information applies to the home community of record reported by individual NPS and PS recruits. Socioeconomic 
      classifications provided by Claritas, with matching done by zip code.
      Rows and columns may not add to totals due to rounding.
  2. White means that more than 90% of the individuals in the community are white.  All other categories are mixtures, 
      with the predominant minority groups specified.
      Data provided for only those individuals reporting a U.S. home of record.