Table 2. Volunteers by annual hours of volunteer activities and selected characteristics, September 2014

Table 2. Volunteers by annual hours of volunteer activities and selected characteristics, September 2014
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                                     Percent distribution of total annual hours spent volunteering         
                                                                         at all organizations                              
                                            Total                                                                          
                                         volunteers                                                                        
   Characteristics in September 2014     (thousands)                                                          Not    Median
                                                             1 to 14  15 to  49 50 to 99  100 to     500   reporting annual
                                                      Total  hour(s)   hours    hours      499     hours    annual   hours 
                                                                                          hours  and over   hours     (1)  
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                  Sex                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                           
Total, both sexes.......................   62,757     100.0     21.7     24.3     14.8     27.5      6.1      5.5     50   
   Men..................................   26,375     100.0     21.5     23.5     15.1     27.9      6.4      5.6     52   
   Women................................   36,381     100.0     21.8     24.9     14.6     27.3      5.9      5.5     50   
                                                                                                                           
                  Age                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                           
Total, 16 years and over................   62,757     100.0     21.7     24.3     14.8     27.5      6.1      5.5     50   
  16 to 24 years........................    8,469     100.0     23.8     27.0     15.1     23.0      4.4      6.6     40   
     16 to 19 years.....................    4,334     100.0     22.1     28.7     16.4     23.7      3.2      6.0     40   
     20 to 24 years.....................    4,135     100.0     25.5     25.1     13.9     22.4      5.8      7.3     40   
  25 years and over.....................   54,288     100.0     21.4     23.9     14.8     28.2      6.4      5.4     52   
     25 to 34 years.....................    9,291     100.0     30.6     25.4     11.7     22.3      4.5      5.4     32   
     35 to 44 years.....................   11,783     100.0     24.1     26.3     15.0     24.8      5.1      4.6     42   
     45 to 54 years.....................   12,204     100.0     20.1     25.3     16.0     27.7      5.7      5.2     52   
     55 to 64 years.....................   10,331     100.0     18.9     23.3     15.9     30.2      6.1      5.6     54   
     65 years and over..................   10,679     100.0     14.2     18.9     14.7     35.9     10.3      6.1     96   
                                                                                                                           
 Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                                     
                                                                                                                           
White...................................   52,201     100.0     21.3     24.5     15.1     28.0      5.9      5.1     52   
Black or African American...............    6,094     100.0     21.6     21.1     13.8     27.8      7.9      7.7     52   
Asian...................................    2,513     100.0     27.8     25.6     12.8     20.8      3.5      9.6     36   
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity............    5,982     100.0     23.6     21.7     14.7     26.3      7.6      6.1     51   
                                                                                                                           
       Educational attainment (2)                                                                                          
                                                                                                                           
Less than a high school diploma.........    2,100     100.0     23.6     22.5     14.6     24.3      8.4      6.6     50   
High school graduates, no college (3)...   10,075     100.0     23.4     22.2     14.3     26.3      7.6      6.2     52   
Some college or associate degree .......   15,494     100.0     22.1     24.0     14.3     27.9      6.5      5.2     50   
Bachelor's degree and higher (4)........   26,619     100.0     20.0     24.6     15.2     29.5      5.7      5.0     52   
                                                                                                                           
             Marital status                                                                                                
                                                                                                                           
Single, never married...................   15,183     100.0     25.2     25.5     14.0     23.6      5.0      6.8     40   
Married, spouse present.................   37,160     100.0     20.3     24.2     15.4     28.9      6.4      4.8     52   
Other marital status (5)................   10,414     100.0     21.5     22.9     14.0     28.5      6.7      6.4     52   
                                                                                                                           
        Presence of own children                                                                                           
           under 18 years (6)                                                                                              
                                                                                                                           
Men:                                                                                                                       
  No own children under 18 years old....   18,184     100.0     20.9     22.9     14.8     27.9      7.1      6.3     52   
  With own children under 18 years old..    8,191     100.0     22.8     24.7     15.8     27.7      4.8      4.1     50   
Women:                                                                                                                     
  No own children under 18 years old....   23,567     100.0     20.1     24.0     14.6     28.4      6.7      6.2     52   
  With own children under 18 years old..   12,814     100.0     25.1     26.5     14.6     25.3      4.3      4.1     40   
                                                                                                                           
           Employment status                                                                                               
                                                                                                                           
Civilian labor force....................   42,780     100.0     23.4     25.8     15.0     25.8      4.6      5.3     48   
  Employed..............................   40,497     100.0     23.4     26.0     15.0     25.8      4.5      5.3     47   
    Full time (7).......................   31,557     100.0     24.1     26.3     15.0     24.9      4.2      5.5     42   
    Part time (8).......................    8,940     100.0     21.1     24.7     14.9     28.8      5.7      4.8     52   
  Unemployed............................    2,283     100.0     23.3     22.1     16.1     26.8      6.6      5.0     52   
Not in the labor force..................   19,977     100.0     18.0     21.2     14.3     31.2      9.2      6.0     67   

   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, 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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