Average Net Worth by Demographics

The Roar Meter is a weekly story in numbers.

Average household net worth by ethnicity

  • White (non-Hispanic): 132, 000
  • Asian: 112,000
  • Hispanic (any race): 12,000
  • Black: 9,000

The same figures, with home equity removed

  • White (non-hispanic): 51,000
  • Asian: 42,000
  • Hispanic (any race): 6,000
  • Black: 3,000

Average net worth by age

  • 70-74: 225,000
  • Over 65: 203,000
  • Over 75: 198,000
  • 65-69: 194,000
  • 55-64: 164,000
  • 45-54: 100,000
  • 35-44: 46,000
  • Under 35: 7,000

Poverty and disabilities disproportionately effect income and therefore net worth.

  • Average net worth of households with no members with disabilities: 90,000
  • Average net worth of households with one or more members with disabilities: 62,000
  • Average net worth of households not participating in government programs: 141,000
  • Average net worth of households participating in Medicaid: 3,000
  • Average net worth of households participating in WIC: 3,000
  • Average net worth of households participating in SSI: 1,500
  • Average net worth of households participating in SNAP: 1,000

*all figures in US dollars, based on the 2013 census, and rounded to nearest thousand.

Sources

Annika Barranti Klein is a writer, knitter, women’s banked track roller derby referee, and radical homeschooling mother. Her work has appeared at The Toast, The Establishment, and on Book Riot. She is a cis, white, bi-furious intersectional feminist.

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