Table B-41.  Non-Prior Service (NPS) and Prior Service (PS) Active Component Enlisted Accessions, FY17: 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 $40,115 12,416 22.27 5,443 17.21 5,157 17.81 4,583 16.62 27,599 19.18 23,744,738 20.00
$40,116$51,363 12,533 22.48 6,450 20.39 6,030 20.83 5,720 20.74 30,733 21.35 23,754,700 20.00
$51,364$63,888 11,952 21.44 6,910 21.84 6,273 21.67 6,247 22.65 31,382 21.81 23,747,136 20.00
$63,889$84,194 10,857 19.47 6,976 22.05 6,262 21.63 6,125 22.21 30,220 21.00 23,755,392 20.00
$84,195 and over 7,992 14.34 5,854 18.51 5,230 18.06 4,905 17.78 23,981 16.66 23,750,918 20.00
TOTAL 55,750 100 31,633 100 28,952 100 27,580 100 143,915 100 118,752,884 100
  PS
  COMPONENT        
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD Civilians Households
Household Income Quintile Range       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %     #     %
Up to $40,115 943 21.04 24 18.60 13 12.87 50 13.66 1,030 20.28 23,744,738 20.00
$40,116$51,363 1,043 23.27 28 21.71 26 25.74 75 20.49 1,172 23.08 23,754,700 20.00
$51,364$63,888 1,013 22.60 31 24.03 15 14.85 85 23.22 1,144 22.52 23,747,136 20.00
$63,889$84,194 863 19.25 25 19.38 21 20.79 86 23.50 995 19.59 23,755,392 20.00
$84,195 and over 621 13.85 21 16.28 26 25.74 70 19.13 738 14.53 23,750,918 20.00
TOTAL 4,483 100 129 100 101 100 366 100 5,079 100 118,752,884 100
Source: CNA tabulations of DMDC FY17 accessions data and 20132017 American Community Survey data with matching done by census tract.  Information applies to the census tract 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       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Metropolitan 15,063 24.63 8,808 25.40 8,105 25.69 5,990 19.73 37,966 24.07
Suburbs 24,904 40.72 15,247 43.97 12,396 39.29 13,143 43.29 65,690 41.64
Exurbs 12,818 20.96 7,170 20.68 6,585 20.87 6,850 22.56 33,423 21.19
Micropolitan core 2,474 4.05 1,046 3.02 1,258 3.99 1,319 4.34 6,097 3.87
Rural 5,639 9.22 2,304 6.64 3,054 9.68 2,913 9.60 13,910 8.82
Unknown 263 0.43 104 0.30 149 0.47 143 0.47 659 0.42
TOTAL 61,161 100 34,679 100 31,547 100 30,358 100 157,745 100
  PS
  COMPONENT    
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
Population Density       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Metropolitan 1,139 23.24 41 29.29 23 20.72 88 22.11 1,291 23.26
Suburbs 2,085 42.54 58 41.43 47 42.34 187 46.98 2,377 42.83
Exurbs 1,044 21.30 28 20.00 23 20.72 77 19.35 1,172 21.12
Micropolitan core 212 4.33 4 2.86 4 3.60 20 5.03 240 4.32
Rural 406 8.28 9 6.43 13 11.71 26 6.53 454 8.18
Unknown 15 0.31 0 0 1 0.90 0 0 16 0.29
TOTAL 4,901 100 140 100 111 100 398 100 5,550 100
1. Socioeconomic classifications are provided for FY17 accessions reporting a current and valid U.S. zipcode.  Communities are grouped by population and economic density.  Groups range from most to least dense. For example, "Metropolitan" centers are generally highly urban centers, "Micropolitan core" are more commercial/industrial centers, and "Rural" areas have the smallest population and economic densities.  These groupings reflect JAMRS' population density classification scheme, which changed in 2016.
Rows and columns may not add to totals due to rounding.
Source:  Civilian data from Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey, September 2017.  Military data are provided by the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) and Joint Advertising Market Research & Studies (JAMRS).
Predominant Age Group in Home Community1
  NPS
  COMPONENT    
PREDOMINANT ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
AGE GROUP       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Age 25-44 10,416 17.03 6,156 17.75 5,037 15.97 5,501 18.12 27,110 17.19
Age 45-64 1,037 1.70 815 2.35 748 2.37 720 2.37 3,320 2.10
Age 65+ 3,708 6.06 2,179 6.28 1,937 6.14 1,901 6.26 9,725 6.17
Age 35-54 8,473 13.85 5,279 15.22 5,003 15.86 5,145 16.95 23,900 15.15
Age 55+ 9,398 15.37 5,450 15.72 5,082 16.11 4,994 16.45 24,924 15.80
Age <55 27,962 45.72 14,726 42.46 13,647 43.26 11,998 39.52 68,333 43.32
Unknown 167 0.27 74 0.21 93 0.29 99 0.33 433 0.27
TOTAL 61,161 100 34,679 100 31,547 100 30,358 100 157,745 100
  PS
  COMPONENT    
PREDOMINANT ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
AGE GROUP       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Age 25-44 916 18.69 31 22.14 18 16.22 86 21.61 1,051 18.94
Age 45-64 75 1.53 5 3.57 0 0.00 7 1.76 87 1.57
Age 65+ 280 5.71 10 7.14 9 8.11 28 7.04 327 5.89
Age 35-54 603 12.30 15 10.71 20 18.02 57 14.32 695 12.52
Age 55+ 690 14.08 27 19.29 22 19.82 42 10.55 781 14.07
Age <55 2,328 47.50 52 37.14 41 36.94 178 44.72 2,599 46.83
Unknown 9 0.18 0 0 1 0.90 0 0 10 0.18
TOTAL 4,901 100 140 100 111 100 398 100 5,550 100
1. Socioeconomic classifications are provided for FY17 accessions reporting a current and valid U.S. zipcode. 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.
Source:  Civilian data from Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey, September 2017.  Military data are provided by the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) and Joint Advertising Market Research & Studies (JAMRS).
Residences in Home Community1
  NPS
  COMPONENT    
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
RESIDENCES 2       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Homeowners 8,889 14.53 5,483 15.81 4,848 15.37 4,675 15.40 23,895 15.15
Mix 16,491 26.96 8,183 23.60 8,063 25.56 6,741 22.21 39,478 25.03
Mostly Owners 26,107 42.69 16,702 48.16 15,131 47.96 15,328 50.49 73,268 46.45
Mostly Renters 2,727 4.46 1,202 3.47 1,113 3.53 1,046 3.45 6,088 3.86
Renters 6,780 11.09 3,035 8.75 2,299 7.29 2,469 8.13 14,583 9.24
Unknown 167 0.27 74 0.21 93 0.29 99 0.33 433 0.27
TOTAL 61,161 100 34,679 100 31,547 100 30,358 100 157,745 100
  PS
  COMPONENT    
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
RESIDENCES       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Homeowners 689 14.06 25 17.86 17 15 71 17.84 802 14.45
Mix 1,249 25.48 29 20.71 20 18.02 87 21.86 1,385 24.95
Mostly Owners 1,888 38.52 64 45.71 57 51.35 173 43.47 2,182 39.32
Mostly Renters 268 5.47 4 2.86 7 6.31 22 5.53 301 5.42
Renters 798 16.28 18 12.86 9 8.11 45 11.31 870 15.68
Unknown 9 0.18 0 0 1 0.90 0 0 10 0
TOTAL 4,901 100 140 100 111 100 398 100 5,550 100
1. Socioeconomic classifications are provided for FY17 accessions reporting a current and valid U.S. zipcode. "Homeowners" is a category for which more than 95% in the community are homeowners. "Renters" is a category for which more than 85% in the community are renters. "Mostly Owners" are communities where 65 to 95% of residents are homeowners. "Mostly Renters" are communities for which 50 to 84% in the community are renters. These groupings were changed in 2017.
Rows and columns may not add to totals due to rounding.
Source:  Civilian data from Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey, September 2017.  Military data are provided by the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) and Joint Advertising Market Research & Studies (JAMRS).