Table 1. Volunteers by selected characteristics, September 2014

Table 1. Volunteers by selected characteristics, September 2014
 
(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                            
                                            Total, both sexes                  Men                        Women             
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                                     Volunteers                  Volunteers                  Volunteers     
 Characteristics in September 2014       Civilian                    Civilian                    Civilian                   
                                         noninsti-                   noninsti-                   noninsti-                  
                                         tutional           Percent  tutional           Percent  tutional           Percent 
                                          popula-   Number    of      popula-   Number    of      popula-   Number    of    
                                           tion             popula-    tion             popula-    tion             popula- 
                                                             tion                        tion                        tion   
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                  Age                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                            
Total, 16 years and over................  248,446   62,757    25.3    120,004   26,375    22.0    128,442   36,381    28.3  
  16 to 24 years........................   38,679    8,469    21.9     19,498    3,771    19.3     19,180    4,698    24.5  
     16 to 19 years.....................   16,615    4,334    26.1      8,437    1,982    23.5      8,178    2,351    28.8  
     20 to 24 years.....................   22,064    4,135    18.7     11,061    1,789    16.2     11,003    2,347    21.3  
  25 years and over.....................  209,768   54,288    25.9    100,506   22,604    22.5    109,262   31,684    29.0  
     25 to 34 years.....................   42,242    9,291    22.0     20,902    3,714    17.8     21,340    5,577    26.1  
     35 to 44 years.....................   39,568   11,783    29.8     19,391    4,847    25.0     20,177    6,936    34.4  
     45 to 54 years.....................   42,762   12,204    28.5     20,897    5,229    25.0     21,865    6,975    31.9  
     55 to 64 years.....................   39,929   10,331    25.9     19,198    4,428    23.1     20,731    5,903    28.5  
     65 years and over..................   45,266   10,679    23.6     20,118    4,386    21.8     25,148    6,293    25.0  
                                                                                                                            
 Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                                      
                                                                                                                            
White...................................  195,777   52,201    26.7     95,662   22,113    23.1    100,115   30,088    30.1  
Black or African American...............   30,932    6,094    19.7     14,042    2,427    17.3     16,890    3,667    21.7  
Asian...................................   13,806    2,513    18.2      6,373    1,022    16.0      7,433    1,491    20.1  
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity............   38,596    5,982    15.5     19,344    2,555    13.2     19,252    3,427    17.8  
                                                                                                                            
       Educational attainment (1)                                                                                           
                                                                                                                            
Less than a high school diploma.........   23,977    2,100     8.8     11,943      925     7.7     12,034    1,174     9.8  
High school graduates, no college (2)...   61,456   10,075    16.4     30,077    4,193    13.9     31,379    5,882    18.7  
Some college or associate degree .......   56,748   15,494    27.3     26,253    6,051    23.0     30,495    9,443    31.0  
Bachelor's degree and higher (3)........   67,586   26,619    39.4     32,233   11,435    35.5     35,353   15,184    42.9  
                                                                                                                            
             Marital status                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                            
Single, never married...................   75,158   15,183    20.2     39,731    6,774    17.0     35,427    8,409    23.7  
Married, spouse present.................  123,855   37,160    30.0     62,206   16,572    26.6     61,649   20,588    33.4  
Other marital status (4)................   49,434   10,414    21.1     18,067    3,030    16.8     31,367    7,384    23.5  
                                                                                                                            
        Presence of own children                                                                                            
           under 18 years (5)                                                                                               
                                                                                                                            
Without own children under 18...........  181,912   41,751    23.0     90,931   18,184    20.0     90,981   23,567    25.9  
With own children under 18..............   66,534   21,005    31.6     29,073    8,191    28.2     37,461   12,814    34.2  
                                                                                                                            
           Employment status                                                                                                
                                                                                                                            
Civilian labor force....................  156,975   42,780    27.3     83,550   19,738    23.6     73,426   23,041    31.4  
  Employed..............................  147,474   40,497    27.5     78,691   18,841    23.9     68,782   21,656    31.5  
    Full time (6).......................  119,300   31,557    26.5     68,408   16,261    23.8     50,893   15,296    30.1  
    Part time (7).......................   28,173    8,940    31.7     10,284    2,580    25.1     17,890    6,360    35.6  
  Unemployed............................    9,501    2,283    24.0      4,858      898    18.5      4,643    1,385    29.8  
Not in the labor force..................   91,471   19,977    21.8     36,455    6,637    18.2     55,017   13,340    24.2  

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



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