Table 2. Volunteers by annual hours of volunteer activities and selected characteristics, September 2013

Table 2. Volunteers by annual hours of volunteer activities and selected characteristics, September 2013
                                                                                                                             
                                                       Percent distribution of total annual hours spent volunteering         
                                                                          at all organizations                               
                                                                                                                             
 Characteristics in September 2013          Total                                                            Not     Median  
                                         volunteers  Total  1 to 14 15 to 49  50 to 99   100 to    500    reporting  annual  
                                        (thousands)         hour(s)   hours     hours     499    hours     annual   hours (1)
                                                                                        hours  and over    hours             
                  Sex                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                             
Total, both sexes.......................   62,615   100.0     21.3     25.2     15.1    27.3      5.8       5.3        50    
   Men..................................   26,404   100.0     20.5     25.2     14.6    28.2      6.1       5.4        52    
   Women................................   36,211   100.0     21.9     25.1     15.5    26.7      5.6       5.2        50    
                                                                                                                             
                  Age                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                             
Total, 16 years and over................   62,615   100.0     21.3     25.2     15.1     27.3     5.8       5.3        50    
  16 to 24 years........................    8,466   100.0     23.0     27.6     15.7     22.6     4.1       7.0        40    
     16 to 19 years.....................    4,383   100.0     22.6     30.5     16.2     21.0     3.6       6.2        40    
     20 to 24 years.....................    4,083   100.0     23.4     24.6     15.1     24.3     4.7       7.9        42    
  25 years and over.....................   54,148   100.0     21.0     24.8     15.0     28.1     6.1       5.0        52    
     25 to 34 years.....................    9,118   100.0     27.6     26.9     13.4     21.6     5.0       5.5        36    
     35 to 44 years.....................   12,098   100.0     23.6     26.6     15.7     25.5     3.6       4.9        45    
     45 to 54 years.....................   12,184   100.0     20.8     25.9     15.5     28.3     5.0       4.6        52    
     55 to 64 years.....................   10,191   100.0     19.7     23.8     15.3     29.2     7.2       4.6        52    
     65 years and over..................   10,558   100.0     14.1     20.4     14.8     35.2     9.8       5.7        86    
                                                                                                                             
 Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                                       
                                                                                                                             
White...................................   52,685   100.0     21.1     25.5     15.3     27.5     5.5       5.1        50    
Black or African American...............    5,637   100.0     21.2     22.2     14.4     27.2     8.1       6.9        52    
Asian...................................    2,525   100.0     26.2     23.5     14.9     23.4     5.2       6.8        42    
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity............    5,838   100.0     22.7     23.4     15.2     26.1     6.9       5.7        52    
                                                                                                                             
       Educational attainment (2)                                                                                            
                                                                                                                             
Less than a high school diploma.........    2,204   100.0     23.6     21.8     13.2     25.2     8.8       7.4        50    
High school graduates, no college (3)...   10,138   100.0     21.6     22.8     13.9     28.4     6.7       6.6        52    
Some college or associate degree .......   15,562   100.0     22.3     24.0     14.6     28.4     6.1       4.6        51    
Bachelor's degree and higher (4)........   26,244   100.0     19.8     26.2     15.9     28.0     5.6       4.5        52    
                                                                                                                             
             Marital status                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                             
Single, never married...................   14,851   100.0     24.1     27.2     14.4     23.3     4.5       6.5        40    
Married, spouse present.................   37,719   100.0     20.2     24.5     15.8     28.9     5.9       4.7        52    
Other marital status (5)................   10,045   100.0     21.2     24.5     13.7     27.5     7.4       5.7        52    
                                                                                                                             
        Presence of own children                                                                                             
           under 18 years (6)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                             
Men:                                                                                                                         
  No own children under 18 years old....   17,646   100.0     20.4     25.1     13.8     27.6     7.2       5.9        52    
  With own children under 18 years old..    8,758   100.0     20.6     25.4     16.3     29.3     4.0       4.4        52    
Women:                                                                                                                       
  No own children under 18 years old....   23,201   100.0     20.2     23.8     15.3     28.2     6.6       5.9        52    
  With own children under 18 years old..   13,009   100.0     25.0     27.6     15.9     24.0     3.6       4.0        40    
                                                                                                                             
           Employment status                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                             
Civilian labor force....................   43,162   100.0     22.8     26.7     15.2     25.5     4.7       5.1        48    
  Employed..............................   40,401   100.0     22.9     26.8     15.4     25.3     4.5       5.1        47    
    Full time (7).......................   31,524   100.0     23.7     26.8     15.4     24.9     4.1       5.0        44    
    Part time (8).......................    8,877   100.0     20.0     26.7     15.5     26.7     5.9       5.3        50    
  Unemployed............................    2,761   100.0     21.5     25.3     12.9     27.6     7.8       5.0        52    
Not in the labor force..................   19,452   100.0     17.9     21.8     14.9     31.4     8.2       5.8        65    

   1 For those reporting annual hours.
   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, 2012, through the survey period in September 2013.  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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