Table B-41.  Non-Prior Service (NPS) and Prior Service (PS) Active Component Enlisted Accessions, FY12: by Socioeconomic Characteristics

By Median Household Income
  NPS
  COMPONENT        
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD Civilians Households
Household Income Quintile Range       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %     #     %
Up to $36,833 9,348 19.9 4,779 16.4 4,007 16.2 3,374 14.8 21,508 17.4 22,949,756 20.0
$36,834$46,824 9,904 21.0 5,711 19.6 4,800 19.4 4,496 19.7 24,911 20.1 22,951,191 20.0
$46,825$58,141 10,307 21.9 6,048 20.7 5,337 21.6 5,055 22.2 26,747 21.6 22,954,392 20.0
$58,142$76,335 9,965 21.2 6,672 22.9 5,488 22.2 5,513 24.2 27,638 22.3 22,950,471 20.0
$76,336 and over 7,552 16.0 5,942 20.4 5,053 20.5 4,350 19.1 22,897 18.5 22,954,181 20.0
TOTAL1 47,076 100 29,152 100 24,685 100 22,788 100 123,701 100 114,759,991 100
  PS
  COMPONENT        
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD Civilians Households
Household Income Quintile Range       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %     #     %
Up to $36,833 161 14.7 5 13.2 0 ---- 27 12.2 193 14.2 22,949,756 20.0
$36,834$46,824 205 18.7 7 18.4 0 ---- 51 23.1 263 19.4 22,951,191 20.0
$46,825$58,141 258 23.5 6 15.8 0 ---- 39 17.6 303 22.3 22,954,392 20.0
$58,142$76,335 244 22.2 9 23.7 0 ---- 52 23.5 305 22.5 22,950,471 20.0
$76,336 and over 230 20.9 11 28.9 0 ---- 52 23.5 293 21.6 22,954,181 20.0
TOTAL1 1,098 100 38 100 0 ---- 221 100 1,357 100 114,759,991 100
  1. These numbers differ from other tabulations in this report because of missing data.
      Source: CNA tabulations of DMDC FY12 accessions data and 20072011 American Community Survey 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 on methodology, 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 6,790 11.7 4,477 12.5 3,494 11.5 2,268 8.0 17,029 11.1
Second City2 12,622 21.7 7,706 21.4 5,984 19.8 5,685 20.0 31,997 21.0
Suburban 9,689 16.7 6,088 16.9 4,820 15.9 4,703 16.6 25,300 16.6
Town 4,622 7.9 2,619 7.3 2,246 7.4 2,289 8.1 11,776 7.7
Town/Rural 13,663 23.5 7,912 22.0 7,344 24.3 7,419 26.1 36,338 23.8
Rural 5,645 9.7 3,033 8.4 3,005 9.9 2,986 10.5 14,669 9.6
Unknown 5,112 8.8 4,091 11.4 3,391 11.2 3,026 10.7 15,620 10.2
TOTAL 58,143 100 35,926 100 30,284 100 28,376 100 152,729 100
  PS
  COMPONENT    
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
Population Density       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Urban 135 10.1 6 11.5 0 ---- 18 6.7 159 9.6
Second City2 322 24.0 13 25.0 0 ---- 53 19.6 388 23.3
Suburban 216 16.1 12 23.1 0 ---- 59 21.9 287 17.2
Town 99 7.4 2 3.8 0 ---- 30 11.1 131 7.9
Town/Rural 312 23.2 9 17.3 0 ---- 71 26.3 392 23.6
Rural 111 8.3 4 7.7 0 ---- 15 5.6 130 7.8
Unknown 147 11.0 6 11.5 0 ---- 24 8.9 177 10.6
TOTAL 1,342 100 52 100 0 ---- 270 100 1,664 100
  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 Community 1
  NPS
  COMPONENT    
PREDOMINANT ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
AGE GROUP2       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Age 25-44 10,901 18.7 6,365 17.7 5,318 17.6 5,125 18.1 27,709 18.1
Age 45-64 11,743 20.2 7,420 20.7 6,580 21.7 6,529 23.0 32,272 21.1
Age 65+ 6,444 11.1 3,601 10.0 2,972 9.8 2,849 10.0 15,866 10.4
Age <35 1,252 2.2 700 1.9 448 1.5 430 1.5 2,830 1.9
Age 35-54 4,013 6.9 2,841 7.9 2,427 8.0 2,350 8.3 11,631 7.6
Age 55+ 5,344 9.2 3,298 9.2 2,786 9.2 2,433 8.6 13,861 9.1
Age <55 13,334 22.9 7,610 21.2 6,362 21.0 5,634 19.9 32,940 21.6
Unknown 5,112 8.8 4,091 11.4 3,391 11.2 3,026 10.7 15,620 10.2
TOTAL 58,143 100 35,926 100 30,284 100 28,376 100 152,729 100
  PS
  COMPONENT    
PREDOMINANT ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
AGE GROUP2       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Age 25-44 234 17.4 7 13.5 0 ---- 56 20.7 297 17.8
Age 45-64 278 20.7 11 21.2 0 ---- 71 26.3 360 21.6
Age 65+ 111 8.3 3 5.8 0 ---- 18 6.7 132 7.9
Age <35 36 2.7 1 1.9 0 ---- 6 2.2 43 2.6
Age 35-54 86 6.4 6 11.5 0 ---- 14 5.2 106 6.4
Age 55+ 106 7.9 4 7.7 0 ---- 16 5.9 126 7.6
Age <55 344 25.6 14 26.9 0 ---- 65 24.1 423 25.4
Unknown 147 11.0 6 11.5 0 ---- 24 8.9 177 10.6
TOTAL 1,342 100 52 100 0 ---- 270 100 1,664 100
  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 Community 1
  NPS
  COMPONENT    
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
RESIDENCES       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Homeowners 13,064 22.5 7,712 21.5 6,669 22.0 5,754 20.3 33,199 21.7
Mostly Owners 23,644 40.7 15,386 42.8 13,243 43.7 13,533 47.7 65,806 43.1
Mix, Owners 4,637 8.0 2,651 7.4 2,125 7.0 2,162 7.6 11,575 7.6
Mix, Renters 5,205 9.0 2,561 7.1 2,252 7.4 1,753 6.2 11,771 7.7
Renters 6,481 11.1 3,525 9.8 2,604 8.6 2,148 7.6 14,758 9.7
Unknown 5,112 8.8 4,091 11.4 3,391 11.2 3,026 10.7 15,620 10.2
TOTAL 58,143 100 35,926 100 30,284 100 28,376 100 152,729 100
  PS
  COMPONENT    
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
RESIDENCES       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Homeowners 247 18.4 7 13.5 0 ---- 50 18.5 304 18.3
Mostly Owners 541 40.3 30 57.7 0 ---- 112 41.5 683 41.0
Mix, Owners 124 9.2 0 0 0 ---- 27 10.0 151 9.1
Mix, Renters 106 7.9 3 5.8 0 ---- 25 9.3 134 8.1
Renters 177 13.2 6 11.5 0 ---- 32 11.9 215 12.9
Unknown 147 11.0 6 11.5 0 ---- 24 8.9 177 10.6
TOTAL 1,342 100 52 100 0 ---- 270 100 1,664 100
  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 Community 1
  NPS
  COMPONENT    
RACIAL/ETHNIC ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
MIXTURE2       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
White 12,243 21.1 7,705 21.4 7,039 23.2 7,350 25.9 34,337 22.5
White, Black, Hispanic, Mix 9,119 15.7 4,757 13.2 4,044 13.4 3,376 11.9 21,296 13.9
White, Black, Asian, Hispanic, Mix 12,665 21.8 7,894 22.0 6,047 20.0 5,140 18.1 31,746 20.8
White, Black, Mix 12,053 20.7 6,441 17.9 5,696 18.8 5,515 19.4 29,705 19.4
White, Asian, Mix 4,158 7.2 2,968 8.3 2,408 8.0 2,468 8.7 12,002 7.9
White, Black, Asian, Mix 522 0.90 421 1.2 307 1.0 226 0.80 1,476 0.97
White, Asian, Hispanic, Mix 2,271 3.9 1,649 4.6 1,352 4.5 1,275 4.5 6,547 4.3
Unknown 5,112 8.8 4,091 11.4 3,391 11.2 3,026 10.7 15,620 10.2
TOTAL 58,143 100 35,926 100 30,284 100 28,376 100 152,729 100
  PS
  COMPONENT    
RACIAL/ETHNIC ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
MIXTURE2       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
White 280 20.9 12 23.1 0 ---- 54 20.0 346 20.8
White, Black, Hispanic, Mix 199 14.8 2 3.8 0 ---- 41 15.2 242 14.5
White, Black, Asian, Hispanic, Mix 288 21.5 16 30.8 0 ---- 59 21.9 363 21.8
White, Black, Mix 221 16.5 5 9.6 0 ---- 54 20.0 280 16.8
White, Asian, Mix 130 9.7 8 15.4 0 ---- 29 10.7 167 10.0
White, Black, Asian, Mix 17 1.3 0 0 0 ---- 0 0 17 1.0
White, Asian, Hispanic, Mix 60 4.5 3 5.8 0 ---- 9 3.3 72 4.3
Unknown 147 11.0 6 11.5 0 ---- 24 8.9 177 10.6
TOTAL 1,342 100 52 100 0 ---- 270 100 1,664 100
   
  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.