Table B-41.  Non-Prior Service (NPS) and Prior Service (PS) Active Component Enlisted Accessions, FY18: 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 $41,691 12,797 22.47 5,923 16.95 5,143 18.10 4,582 16.92 28,445 19.30 23,744,738 20.00
$41,692$53,548 12,734 22.36 7,111 20.35 5,952 20.94 5,516 20.37 31,313 21.25 23,754,700 20.00
$53,549$66,597 12,035 21.14 7,511 21.49 6,118 21.53 6,019 22.23 31,683 21.50 23,747,136 20.00
$66,598$87,850 11,209 19.69 7,989 22.86 6,140 21.61 6,230 23.01 31,568 21.42 23,755,392 20.00
$87,851 and over 8,165 14.34 6,410 18.34 5,066 17.83 4,734 17.48 24,375 16.54 23,750,918 20.00
TOTAL 56,940 100 34,944 100 28,419 100 27,081 100 147,384 100 118,752,884 100
  PS
  COMPONENT        
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD Civilians Households
Household Income Quintile Range       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %     #     %
Up to $41,691 1,116 22.30 14 14.14 11 12.22 51 13.04 1,192 21.34 23,744,738 20.00
$41,692$53,548 1,175 23.48 18 18.18 23 25.56 76 19.44 1,292 23.13 23,754,700 20.00
$53,549$66,597 1,110 22.18 24 24.24 23 25.56 91 23.27 1,248 22.35 23,747,136 20.00
$66,598$87,850 984 19.66 23 23.23 18 20.00 106 27.11 1,131 20.25 23,755,392 20.00
$87,851 and over 620 12.39 20 20.20 15 16.67 67 17.14 722 12.93 23,750,918 20.00
TOTAL 5,005 100 99 100 90 100 391 100 5,585 100 118,752,884 100
Source: CNA tabulations of DMDC FY18 accessions data and 20142018 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 14,150 22.61 9,637 25.08 7,753 24.93 5,596 18.79 37,136 22.94
Suburbs 26,084 41.67 17,103 44.52 12,236 39.34 12,884 43.27 68,307 42.19
Exurbs 13,492 21.56 7,956 20.71 6,619 21.28 6,876 23.09 34,943 21.58
Micropolitan core 2,595 4.15 1,102 2.87 1,206 3.88 1,273 4.27 6,176 3.81
Rural 5,881 9.40 2,397 6.24 3,029 9.74 2,942 9.88 14,249 8.80
Unknown 389 0.62 224 0.58 257 0.83 208 0.70 1,078 0.67
TOTAL 62,591 100 38,419 100 31,100 100 29,779 100 161,889 100
  PS
  COMPONENT    
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
Population Density       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Metropolitan 1,305 23.63 21 19.63 29 29.00 85 19.81 1,440 23.38
Suburbs 2,413 43.70 48 44.86 38 38.00 208 48.48 2,707 43.96
Exurbs 1,105 20.01 22 20.56 21 21.00 83 19.35 1,231 19.99
Micropolitan core 245 4.44 8 7.48 4 4.00 22 5.13 279 4.53
Rural 426 7.71 7 6.54 8 8.00 31 7.23 472 7.66
Unknown 28 0.51 1 0.93 0 0 0 0 29 0.47
TOTAL 5,522 100 107 100 100 100 429 100 6,158 100
1. Socioeconomic classifications are provided for FY18 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 2018.  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 28,270 45.17 16,512 42.98 13,413 43.13 11,993 40.27 70,188 43.36
Age 45-64 10,737 17.15 7,033 18.31 4,993 16.05 5,175 17.38 27,938 17.26
Age 65+ 8,823 14.10 5,830 15.17 5,119 16.46 5,278 17.72 25,050 15.47
Age 35-54 1,173 1.87 864 2.25 759 2.44 694 2.33 3,490 2.16
Age 55+ 9,762 15.60 5,795 15.08 4,877 15.68 4,808 16.15 25,242 15.59
Age <55 3,822 6.11 2,377 6.19 1,928 6.20 1,816 6.10 9,943 6.14
Unknown 4 0.01 8 0.02 11 0.04 15 0.05 38 0.02
TOTAL 62,591 100 38,419 100 31,100 100 29,779 100 161,889 100
  PS
  COMPONENT    
PREDOMINANT ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
AGE GROUP       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Age 25-44 2,608 47.23 46 42.99 44 44.00 175 40.79 2,873 46.65
Age 45-64 1,068 19.34 20 18.69 8 8.00 92 21.45 1,188 19.29
Age 65+ 644 11.66 12 11.21 25 25.00 67 15.62 748 12.15
Age 35-54 106 1.92 3 2.80 2 2.00 11 2.56 122 1.98
Age 55+ 757 13.71 20 18.69 15 15.00 54 12.59 846 13.74
Age <55 334 6.05 6 5.61 6 6.00 29 6.76 375 6.09
Unknown 5 0.09 0 0 0 0 1 0.23 6 0.10
TOTAL 5,522 100 107 100 100 100 429 100 6,158 100
1. Socioeconomic classifications are provided for FY18 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 2018.  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 9,121 14.57 5,972 15.54 4,785 15.39 4,600 15.45 24,478 15.12
Mix 16,971 27.11 9,329 24.28 7,917 25.46 6,562 22.04 40,779 25.19
Mostly Owners 27,138 43.36 18,239 47.47 14,946 48.06 15,320 51.45 75,643 46.73
Mostly Renters 2,829 4.52 1,505 3.92 1,144 3.68 1,061 3.56 6,539 4.04
Renters 6,528 10.43 3,366 8.76 2,297 7.39 2,221 7.46 14,412 8.90
Unknown 4 0.01 8 0.02 11 0.04 15 0.05 38 0.02
TOTAL 62,591 100 38,419 100 31,100 100 29,779 100 161,889 100
  PS
  COMPONENT    
ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS AIR FORCE TOTAL DoD
RESIDENCES       #     %       #     %       #     %       #     %     #     %
Homeowners 752 13.62 13 12.15 18 18.00 68 15.85 851 13.82
Mix 1,430 25.90 24 22.43 18 18.00 82 19.11 1,554 25.24
Mostly Owners 2,105 38.12 50 46.73 48 48.00 203 47.32 2,406 39.07
Mostly Renters 301 5.45 4 3.74 2 2.00 21 4.90 328 5.33
Renters 929 16.82 16 14.95 14 14.00 54 12.59 1,013 16.45
Unknown 5 0.09 0 0 0 0 1 0.23 6 0.10
TOTAL 5,522 100 107 100 100 100 429 100 6,158 100
1. Socioeconomic classifications are provided for FY18 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 2018.  Military data are provided by the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) and Joint Advertising Market Research & Studies (JAMRS).