Table B-41.  Non-Prior Service (NPS) and Prior Service (PS) Active Component Enlisted Accessions, FY14: 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 $36,874 10,758 21.9 5,085 16.9 4,108 17.5 3,313 15.2 23,264 18.7 23,113,834 20.0
$36,875$47,195 10,805 22.0 6,119 20.3 4,850 20.6 4,428 20.4 26,202 21.1 23,113,322 20.0
$47,196$58,635 10,249 20.9 6,472 21.5 4,858 20.7 4,756 21.9 26,335 21.2 23,118,584 20.0
$58,636$76,980 10,030 20.4 6,655 22.1 5,256 22.4 5,107 23.5 27,048 21.7 23,114,740 20.0
$76,981 and over 7,293 14.8 5,779 19.2 4,420 18.8 4,128 19.0 21,620 17.4 23,117,081 20.0
TOTAL1 49,135 100 30,110 100 23,492 100 21,732 100 124,469 100 115,577,561 100
  PS
  COMPONENT        
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD Civilians Households
Household Income Quintile Range       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %     #     %
Up to $36,874 278 18.1 9 15.0 19 25.0 9 8.9 315 17.8 23,113,834 20.0
$36,875$47,195 297 19.3 11 18.3 11 14.5 18 17.8 337 19.0 23,113,322 20.0
$47,196$58,635 334 21.7 14 23.3 15 19.7 22 21.8 385 21.7 23,118,584 20.0
$58,636$76,980 317 20.6 15 25.0 21 27.6 31 30.7 384 21.7 23,114,740 20.0
$76,981 and over 310 20.2 11 18.3 10 13.2 21 20.8 352 19.9 23,117,081 20.0
TOTAL1 1,536 100 60 100 76 100 101 100 1,773 100 115,577,561 100
  1. These numbers differ from other tabulations in this report because of missing data.
      Source: CNA tabulations of DMDC FY14 accessions data and 20092013 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 7,868 14.5 5,058 15.1 3,708 14.4 2,366 9.9 19,000 13.8
Second City2 12,171 22.4 7,197 21.5 5,156 20.0 4,805 20.0 29,329 21.3
Suburban 11,121 20.5 7,553 22.6 5,335 20.7 5,093 21.2 29,102 21.2
Town 4,445 8.2 2,646 7.9 2,088 8.1 2,073 8.6 11,252 8.2
Town/Rural 13,771 25.4 8,317 24.9 7,037 27.2 7,346 30.6 36,471 26.5
Rural 4,863 9.0 2,616 7.8 2,472 9.6 2,282 9.5 12,233 8.9
Unknown 45 0.08 72 0.22 31 0.12 23 0.10 171 0.12
TOTAL 54,284 100 33,459 100 25,827 100 23,988 100 137,558 100
  PS
  COMPONENT    
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
Population Density       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Urban 226 13.1 9 13.0 7 8.2 12 10.3 254 12.7
Second City2 395 22.9 17 24.6 21 24.7 25 21.6 458 22.9
Suburban 379 21.9 21 30.4 25 29.4 31 26.7 456 22.8
Town 113 6.5 5 7.2 7 8.2 7 6.0 132 6.6
Town/Rural 485 28.1 13 18.8 18 21.2 34 29.3 550 27.5
Rural 128 7.4 4 5.8 6 7.1 6 5.2 144 7.2
Unknown 2 0.12 0 0 1 1.2 1 0.86 4 0.20
TOTAL 1,728 100 69 100 85 100 116 100 1,998 100
  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 10,996 20.3 6,613 19.8 5,124 19.8 4,645 19.4 27,378 19.9
Age 45-64 10,503 19.3 6,995 20.9 5,569 21.6 5,566 23.2 28,633 20.8
Age 65+ 4,812 8.9 2,691 8.0 2,017 7.8 1,815 7.6 11,335 8.2
Age <35 2,081 3.8 919 2.7 730 2.8 553 2.3 4,283 3.1
Age 35-54 5,521 10.2 4,154 12.4 3,271 12.7 3,113 13.0 16,059 11.7
Age 55+ 7,870 14.5 4,998 14.9 3,774 14.6 3,592 15.0 20,234 14.7
Age <55 12,456 22.9 7,017 21.0 5,311 20.6 4,681 19.5 29,465 21.4
Unknown 45 0.08 72 0.22 31 0.12 23 0.10 171 0.12
TOTAL 54,284 100 33,459 100 25,827 100 23,988 100 137,558 100
  PS
  COMPONENT    
PREDOMINANT ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
AGE GROUP2       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Age 25-44 286 16.6 12 17.4 17 20.0 26 22.4 341 17.1
Age 45-64 388 22.5 11 15.9 19 22.4 29 25.0 447 22.4
Age 65+ 126 7.3 8 11.6 8 9.4 9 7.8 151 7.6
Age <35 58 3.4 0 0 0 0 2 1.7 60 3.0
Age 35-54 207 12.0 9 13.0 8 9.4 11 9.5 235 11.8
Age 55+ 240 13.9 12 17.4 13 15.3 13 11.2 278 13.9
Age <55 421 24.4 17 24.6 19 22.4 25 21.6 482 24.1
Unknown 2 0.12 0 0 1 1.2 1 0.86 4 0.20
TOTAL 1,728 100 69 100 85 100 116 100 1,998 100
  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 11,965 22.0 7,207 21.5 5,732 22.2 4,750 19.8 29,654 21.6
Mostly Owners 26,329 48.5 18,320 54.8 14,268 55.2 14,459 60.3 73,376 53.3
Mix, Owners 1,753 3.2 966 2.9 747 2.9 657 2.7 4,123 3.0
Mix, Renters 7,563 13.9 3,636 10.9 2,894 11.2 2,389 10.0 16,482 12.0
Renters 6,629 12.2 3,258 9.7 2,155 8.3 1,710 7.1 13,752 10.0
Unknown 45 0.08 72 0.22 31 0.12 23 0.10 171 0.12
TOTAL 54,284 100 33,459 100 25,827 100 23,988 100 137,558 100
  PS
  COMPONENT    
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
RESIDENCES       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Homeowners 342 19.8 14 20.3 20 23.5 21 18.1 397 19.9
Mostly Owners 896 51.9 35 50.7 48 56.5 61 52.6 1,040 52.1
Mix, Owners 42 2.4 4 5.8 1 1.2 2 1.7 49 2.5
Mix, Renters 223 12.9 8 11.6 7 8.2 20 17.2 258 12.9
Renters 223 12.9 8 11.6 8 9.4 11 9.5 250 12.5
Unknown 2 0.12 0 0 1 1.2 1 0.86 4 0.20
TOTAL 1,728 100 69 100 85 100 116 100 1,998 100
  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 10,456 19.3 6,588 19.7 5,659 21.9 5,983 24.9 28,686 20.9
White, Black, Hispanic, Mix 7,614 14.0 3,535 10.6 2,748 10.6 2,255 9.4 16,152 11.7
White, Black, Asian, Hispanic, Mix 13,290 24.5 8,175 24.4 5,934 23.0 4,517 18.8 31,916 23.2
White, Black, Mix 11,692 21.5 6,656 19.9 5,322 20.6 5,058 21.1 28,728 20.9
White, Asian, Mix 7,722 14.2 6,002 17.9 4,408 17.1 4,457 18.6 22,589 16.4
White, Black, Asian, Mix 1,800 3.3 1,032 3.1 768 3.0 778 3.2 4,378 3.2
White, Asian, Hispanic, Mix 1,665 3.1 1,399 4.2 957 3.7 917 3.8 4,938 3.6
Unknown 45 0.08 72 0.22 31 0.12 23 0.10 171 0.12
TOTAL 54,284 100 33,459 100 25,827 100 23,988 100 137,558 100
  PS
  COMPONENT    
RACIAL/ETHNIC ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
MIXTURE2       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
White 357 20.7 13 18.8 17 20.0 24 20.7 411 20.6
White, Black, Hispanic, Mix 197 11.4 8 11.6 9 10.6 13 11.2 227 11.4
White, Black, Asian, Hispanic, Mix 377 21.8 13 18.8 15 17.6 23 19.8 428 21.4
White, Black, Mix 340 19.7 14 20.3 19 22.4 19 16.4 392 19.6
White, Asian, Mix 315 18.2 16 23.2 13 15.3 29 25.0 373 18.7
White, Black, Asian, Mix 70 4.1 1 1.4 7 8.2 5 4.3 83 4.2
White, Asian, Hispanic, Mix 70 4.1 4 5.8 4 4.7 2 1.7 80 4.0
Unknown 2 0.12 0 0 1 1.2 1 0.86 4 0.20
TOTAL 1,728 100 69 100 85 100 116 100 1,998 100
   
  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.