Table B-41.  Non-Prior Service (NPS) and Prior Service (PS) Active Component Enlisted Accessions, FY15: 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 $37,140 11,261 22.3 5,482 17.5 4,666 17.4 3,380 15.5 24,789 19.0 23,113,834 20.0
$37,141$47,558 11,167 22.1 6,442 20.5 5,477 20.5 4,310 19.7 27,396 21.0 23,113,322 20.0
$47,559$59,285 10,754 21.3 6,641 21.2 5,751 21.5 4,936 22.6 28,082 21.5 23,118,584 20.0
$59,286$77,726 10,011 19.8 6,900 22.0 5,896 22.0 5,106 23.3 27,913 21.4 23,114,740 20.0
$77,727 and over 7,399 14.6 5,906 18.8 4,961 18.5 4,141 18.9 22,407 17.2 23,117,081 20.0
TOTAL 50,592 100 31,371 100 26,751 100 21,873 100 130,587 100 115,577,561 100
  PS
  COMPONENT        
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD Civilians Households
Household Income Quintile Range       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %     #     %
Up to $37,140 330 18.3 9 9.4 19 22.4 27 14.1 385 17.7 23,113,834 20.0
$37,141$47,558 375 20.7 24 25.0 19 22.4 31 16.1 449 20.6 23,113,322 20.0
$47,559$59,285 409 22.6 23 24.0 18 21.2 43 22.4 493 22.6 23,118,584 20.0
$59,286$77,726 377 20.9 23 24.0 13 15.3 58 30.2 471 21.6 23,114,740 20.0
$77,727 and over 317 17.5 17 17.7 16 18.8 33 17.2 383 17.6 23,117,081 20.0
TOTAL 1,808 100 96 100 85 100 192 100 2,181 100 115,577,561 100
      Source: CNA tabulations of DMDC FY15 accessions data and 20102014 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 7,963 14.3 5,124 14.8 4,217 14.4 2,441 10.2 19,745 13.8
Second City2 12,333 22.1 7,447 21.5 5,708 19.5 4,920 20.6 30,408 21.2
Suburban 11,472 20.6 7,914 22.8 6,059 20.7 5,154 21.5 30,599 21.3
Town 4,700 8.4 2,689 7.8 2,443 8.4 2,147 9.0 11,979 8.3
Town/Rural 14,059 25.2 8,599 24.8 7,819 26.8 6,926 28.9 37,403 26.0
Rural 4,962 8.9 2,690 7.8 2,848 9.7 2,236 9.3 12,736 8.9
Unknown 275 0.49 201 0.58 133 0.46 114 0.48 723 0.50
TOTAL 55,764 100 34,664 100 29,227 100 23,938 100 143,593 100
  PS
  COMPONENT    
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
Population Density       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Urban 267 13.5 9 8.3 14 15.1 26 12.6 316 13.2
Second City2 442 22.3 25 22.9 24 25.8 41 19.8 532 22.2
Suburban 417 21.0 33 30.3 14 15.1 54 26.1 518 21.6
Town 161 8.1 9 8.3 10 10.8 23 11.1 203 8.5
Town/Rural 523 26.4 18 16.5 25 26.9 47 22.7 613 25.6
Rural 159 8.0 14 12.8 5 5.4 14 6.8 192 8.0
Unknown 15 0.76 1 0.92 1 1.1 2 0.97 19 0.79
TOTAL 1,984 100 109 100 93 100 207 100 2,393 100
  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       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Younger 16,865 30.2 9,675 27.9 8,286 28.4 6,785 28.3 41,611 29.0
Older 15,290 27.4 9,709 28.0 8,123 27.8 6,444 26.9 39,566 27.6
Younger 3,106 5.6 1,883 5.4 1,584 5.4 1,257 5.3 7,830 5.5
Middle Age 20,228 36.3 13,196 38.1 11,101 38.0 9,338 39.0 53,863 37.5
Mature 275 0.49 201 0.58 133 0.46 114 0.48 723 0.50
TOTAL 55,764 100 34,664 100 29,227 100 23,938 100 143,593 100
  PS
  COMPONENT    
PREDOMINANT ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
AGE GROUP2       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Younger 528 26.6 35 32.1 24 25.8 59 28.5 646 27.0
Middle Age 561 28.3 35 32.1 26 28.0 56 27.1 678 28.3
Mature 86 4.3 5 4.6 2 2.2 10 4.8 103 4.3
Older 794 40.0 33 30.3 40 43.0 80 38.6 947 39.6
Unknown 15 0.76 1 0.92 1 1.1 2 0.97 19 0.79
TOTAL 1,984 100 109 100 93 100 207 100 2,393 100
  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 12,765 22.9 7,953 22.9 6,875 23.5 5,081 21.2 32,674 22.8
Mostly Owners 25,710 46.1 17,656 50.9 15,034 51.4 13,587 56.8 71,987 50.1
Mix, Owners 1,708 3.1 882 2.5 923 3.2 700 2.9 4,213 2.9
Mix, Renters 8,651 15.5 4,535 13.1 3,724 12.7 2,810 11.7 19,720 13.7
Renters 6,655 11.9 3,437 9.9 2,538 8.7 1,646 6.9 14,276 9.9
Unknown 275 0.49 201 0.58 133 0.46 114 0.48 723 0.50
TOTAL 55,764 100 34,664 100 29,227 100 23,938 100 143,593 100
  PS
  COMPONENT    
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
RESIDENCES       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Homeowners 457 23.0 22 20.2 25 26.9 49 23.7 553 23.1
Mostly Owners 944 47.6 47 43.1 44 47.3 109 52.7 1,144 47.8
Mix, Owners 44 2.2 8 7.3 2 2.2 4 1.9 58 2.4
Mix, Renters 275 13.9 16 14.7 10 10.8 29 14.0 330 13.8
Renters 249 12.6 15 13.8 11 11.8 14 6.8 289 12.1
Unknown 15 0.76 1 0.92 1 1.1 2 0.97 19 0.79
TOTAL 1,984 100 109 100 93 100 207 100 2,393 100
  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 10,583 19.0 6,709 19.4 6,249 21.4 5,662 23.7 29,203 20.3
White, Black, Hispanic, Mix 7,745 13.9 3,848 11.1 3,197 10.9 2,328 9.7 17,118 11.9
White, Black, Asian, Hispanic, Mix 13,711 24.6 8,507 24.5 6,786 23.2 4,628 19.3 33,632 23.4
White, Black, Mix 12,164 21.8 6,788 19.6 6,064 20.7 5,037 21.0 30,053 20.9
White, Asian, Mix 7,740 13.9 6,155 17.8 4,887 16.7 4,441 18.6 23,223 16.2
White, Black, Asian, Mix 1,865 3.3 1,127 3.3 868 3.0 799 3.3 4,659 3.2
White, Asian, Hispanic, Mix 1,681 3.0 1,329 3.8 1,043 3.6 929 3.9 4,982 3.5
Unknown 275 0.49 201 0.58 133 0.46 114 0.48 723 0.50
TOTAL 55,764 100 34,664 100 29,227 100 23,938 100 143,593 100
  PS
  COMPONENT    
RACIAL/ETHNIC ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
MIXTURE2       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
White 397 20.0 14 12.8 16 17.2 40 19.3 467 19.5
White, Black, Hispanic, Mix 226 11.4 11 10.1 9 9.7 21 10.1 267 11.2
White, Black, Asian, Hispanic, Mix 446 22.5 24 22.0 26 28.0 41 19.8 537 22.4
White, Black, Mix 395 19.9 28 25.7 22 23.7 42 20.3 487 20.4
White, Asian, Mix 364 18.3 20 18.3 13 14.0 41 19.8 438 18.3
White, Black, Asian, Mix 81 4.1 8 7.3 3 3.2 9 4.3 101 4.2
White, Asian, Hispanic, Mix 60 3.0 3 2.8 3 3.2 11 5.3 77 3.2
Unknown 15 0.76 1 0.92 1 1.1 2 0.97 19 0.79
TOTAL 1,984 100 109 100 93 100 207 100 2,393 100
   
  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.