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Extremely Low Income Households (30% or less of area median income), 2006 estimates from the American Community Survey (1):
Households by Income, Age of Householder and Source of Income - Social Security
Place Household Type (2) Household Income as a percent of area median income Age of Householder Source of Income (3)Household Estimate (4)
State of Florida Everyone Else 15%or Less of AMI 30 or Younger No Social Security Income 42203
State of Florida Everyone Else 15%or Less of AMI 30 or Younger Social Security Income not avail.
State of Florida Everyone Else 15%or Less of AMI 31 to 61 No Social Security Income 133902
State of Florida Everyone Else 15%or Less of AMI 31 to 61 Social Security Income 9636
State of Florida Everyone Else 15%or Less of AMI 62 & Older No Social Security Income 33152
State of Florida Everyone Else 15%or Less of AMI 62 & Older Social Security Income 37631
State of Florida Everyone Else 15.01% to 30% of AMI 30 or Younger No Social Security Income 49031
State of Florida Everyone Else 15.01% to 30% of AMI 30 or Younger Social Security Income 1753
State of Florida Everyone Else 15.01% to 30% of AMI 31 to 61 No Social Security Income 150935
State of Florida Everyone Else 15.01% to 30% of AMI 31 to 61 Social Security Income 39018
State of Florida Everyone Else 15.01% to 30% of AMI 62 & Older No Social Security Income 25081
State of Florida Everyone Else 15.01% to 30% of AMI 62 & Older Social Security Income 206313
State of Florida Everyone Else Greater than 30% of AMI 30 or Younger No Social Security Income 702033
State of Florida Everyone Else Greater than 30% of AMI 30 or Younger Social Security Income 15558
State of Florida Everyone Else Greater than 30% of AMI 31 to 61 No Social Security Income 3366524
State of Florida Everyone Else Greater than 30% of AMI 31 to 61 Social Security Income 333716
State of Florida Everyone Else Greater than 30% of AMI 62 & Older No Social Security Income 200778
State of Florida Everyone Else Greater than 30% of AMI 62 & Older Social Security Income 1659334
State of Florida Student Headed Non-Family 15%or Less of AMI 30 or Younger No Social Security Income 26330
State of Florida Student Headed Non-Family 15%or Less of AMI 30 or Younger Social Security Income not avail.
State of Florida Student Headed Non-Family 15.01% to 30% of AMI 30 or Younger No Social Security Income 11689
State of Florida Student Headed Non-Family 15.01% to 30% of AMI 30 or Younger Social Security Income not avail.
State of Florida Student Headed Non-Family Greater than 30% of AMI 30 or Younger No Social Security Income 60189
State of Florida Student Headed Non-Family Greater than 30% of AMI 30 or Younger Social Security Income not avail.
Notes:  (1) While the ACS sample is a much larger sample than is available from any other current survey it is not currently large enough to provide reliable estimates for very detailed cross-tabulations; that is especially true for small areas or socio-economic characteristics with small populations. Thus several cross-tabulations of varying combinations of household characteristics were produced in order to estimate several key variables for this income group.

(2) Student households tend to be lower income households by choice; non-family student households are typically not eligible for many of the assisted housing programs otherwise available to households in this income category. The presence of student households can distort observations about data of this type. We have thus provided a variable to distinguish student households from all other households in the data. Student Headed Non-Family is defined as a household meeting ALL of the following characteristics: currently enrolled in college under-graduate, college graduate or professional school; non-family; householder is 29 or younger; there is no household member with a disability.

(3) Source of Income: at least one member of the household has income from Social Security in the past 12 months. Social Security income includes Social Security pensions and survivor benefits, permanent disability insurance payments made by the Social Security Administration prior to deductions for medical insurance, and railroad retirement insurance checks from the U.S. government. Medicare reimbursements are not included.

(4) Census Bureau ACS estimates are from a sample survey and not a full count from a decennial census. There is a margin of error associated with the estimate. The range based on the margin of error reflects what the statisticians call a "90 percent confidence interval"; it means that nine chances out of 10, the true value falls within this range. We do not provide the range in this table, that is, the high and low ends of the range in which the estimate is found. However, if the low end of the range is negative (thus containing "0") the estimate is not statistically different from "0". In that case we substitute "not avail." for the estimate. See also Reference Guide for Journalists: Using the American Community Survey, Cynthia M. Taeuber, CMTaeuber and Associates.

Sources:  2006 American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), Census Bureau, as compiled by the Shimberg Center, University of Florida.