Volunteering in the United States News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EST) Wednesday, January 26, 2011                USDL-11-0084

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                      VOLUNTEERING IN THE UNITED STATES--2010


The volunteer rate declined by 0.5 percentage point to 26.3 percent for the year 
ending in September 2010, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. About 
62.8 million people volunteered through or for an organization at least once be-
tween September 2009 and September 2010. The volunteer rate in 2010 was similar 
to the rates observed in 2007 and 2008.

These data on volunteering were collected through a supplement to the September 2010 
Current Population Survey (CPS) . The supplement was sponsored by the Corporation 
for National and Community Service. The CPS is a monthly survey of about 60,000 
households that obtains information on employment and unemployment among the na-
tion's civilian noninstitutional population age 16 and over. Volunteers are defined 
as persons who did unpaid work (except for expenses) through or for an organization. 
For more information about the volunteer supplement, see the Technical Note.

Volunteering Among Demographic Groups

The volunteer rate of women decreased from 30.1 percent to 29.3 percent in the 
year ending in September 2010, while the volunteer rate for men, at 23.2 percent, 
was essentially unchanged. However, women continued to volunteer at a higher rate 
than did men across all age groups, educational levels, and other major demographic
characteristics. (See tables A and 1.)

By age, 35-to-44 year olds were the most likely to volunteer (32.2 percent). Per-
sons in their early twenties were the least likely to volunteer (18.4 percent).


Among the major race and ethnicity groups, whites continued to volunteer at a 
higher rate (27.8 percent) than did blacks (19.4 percent) and Asians (19.6 percent). 
The volunteer rate of whites and blacks declined from the prior year. Among Hispan-
ics or Latinos, 14.7 percent volunteered in 2010, the same rate as in 2009.

As in earlier years, married persons volunteered at a higher rate (32.0 percent) 
in 2010 than did those who had never married (20.3 percent) and those with other 
marital statuses (20.9 percent). Although the volunteer rate of parents with 
children under age 18 decreased to 33.6 percent from 34.4 percent in the prior 
year, parents remained substantially more likely to volunteer than persons with-
out children (23.5 percent).  

Individuals with higher levels of educational attainment engaged in volunteer 
activities at higher rates than did those with less education. Among persons age 
25 and over, 42.3 percent of college graduates volunteered, compared with 17.9 
percent of high school graduates and 8.8 percent of those with less than a high 
school diploma.



Table A.  Volunteers by selected characteristics, September 2006 through September 2010

(Numbers in thousands)

                                   September 2006    September 2007    September 2008    September 2009    September 2010
                                                                                            
                                           Percent           Percent           Percent           Percent          Percent 
                                  Number  of popu-  Number  of popu-  Number  of popu-  Number  of popu-  Number  of popu- 
                                           lation            lation            lation            lation           lation

                Sex

Total, both sexes ............... 61,199    26.7    60,838    26.2    61,803    26.4    63,361    26.8    62,790    26.3
   Men .......................... 25,546    23.0    25,724    22.9    26,268    23.2    26,655    23.3    26,787    23.2
   Women ........................ 35,653    30.1    35,114    29.3    35,535    29.4    36,706    30.1    36,004    29.3

                Age

Total, 16 years and over ........ 61,199    26.7    60,838    26.2    61,803    26.4    63,361    26.8    62,790    26.3
   16 to 24 years ...............  8,044    21.7     7,798    20.8     8,239    21.9     8,290    22.0     8,297    21.9
   25 to 34 years ...............  9,096    23.1     9,019    22.6     9,154    22.8     9,511    23.5     9,140    22.3
   35 to 44 years ............... 13,308    31.2    12,902    30.5    13,016    31.3    12,835    31.5    12,904    32.2
   45 to 54 years ............... 13,415    31.2    13,136    30.1    13,189    29.9    13,703    30.8    13,435    30.3
   55 to 64 years ...............  8,819    27.9     9,316    28.4     9,456    28.1     9,894    28.3     9,830    27.2
   65 years and over ............  8,518    23.8     8,667    23.8     8,749    23.5     9,129    23.9     9,184    23.6

  Race and Hispanic or Latino 
         ethnicity

White ........................... 52,850    28.3    52,586    27.9    53,078    27.9    54,078    28.3    53,556    27.8
Black or African American .......  5,211    19.2     5,010    18.2     5,325    19.1     5,712    20.2     5,580    19.4
Asian ...........................  1,881    18.5     1,887    17.7     2,022    18.7     2,060    19.0     2,207    19.6
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity ....  4,212    13.9     4,279    13.5     4,662    14.4     4,873    14.7     4,982    14.7

   Educational attainment 1

Less than a high school diploma .  2,615     9.3     2,394     9.0     2,427     9.4     2,242     8.6     2,231     8.8
High school graduates, no college 11,537    19.2    11,379    18.6    10,998    19.1    11,408    18.8    10,887    17.9
Some college or associate degree  15,196    30.9    15,468    30.7    15,519    30.0    15,931    30.5    15,505    29.2
Bachelor's degree and higher 3 .. 23,808    43.3    23,799    41.8    24,620    42.2    25,490    42.8    25,870    42.3

      Employment status

Civilian labor force ............ 43,579    28.5    43,405    28.1    44,313    28.5    44,833    29.0    44,522    28.7
   Employed ..................... 41,861    28.7    41,708    28.3    42,131    28.9    41,372    29.7    40,980    29.2
     Full time 4 ................ 32,951    27.3    32,714    26.9    33,344    27.8    32,085    28.7    31,625    28.2
     Part time 5 ................  8,910    35.5     8,994    35.4     8,788    34.2     9,287    33.7     9,355    33.2
   Unemployed ...................  1,718    23.8     1,697    23.2     2,181    22.3     3,462    22.9     3,542    23.8
Not in the labor force .......... 17,621    23.1    17,433    22.3    17,491    22.2    18,528    22.6    18,268    22.0


   1 Data refer to persons 25 years and over.
   2 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
   3 Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.
   4 Usually work 35 hours or more a week at all jobs.
   5 Usually work less than 35 hours a week at all jobs.
   NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because 
data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. 
Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Data on volunteers relate to persons 
who performed unpaid volunteer activities for an organization at any point in the year ending in September.
See the Technical Note for further information.



Volunteers by Employment Status

Among employed persons, 29.2 percent volunteered during the year ending in Septem-
ber 2010. By comparison, 23.8 percent of unemployed persons and 22.0 percent of 
those not in the labor force volunteered. Among the employed, part-time workers 
were more likely than full-time workers to have participated in volunteer activi-
ties--33.2 versus 28.2 percent. (See table 1.)

Total Annual Hours Spent Volunteering

Volunteers of both sexes spent a median of 52 hours on volunteer activities dur-
ing the period from September 2009 to September 2010. Median annual hours spent 
on volunteer activities ranged from a high of 96 hours for volunteers age 65 and 
over to a low of 40 hours for those 16 to 34 years old. (See table 2.)

Number and Type of Organizations

Most volunteers were involved with either one or two organizations--69.1 and 19.8 
percent, respectively. Individuals with higher educational attainment were more 
likely to volunteer for multiple organizations than were those with less educa-
tion. (See table 3.)

In 2010, the main organization--the organization for which the volunteer worked 
the most hours during the year--was most frequently religious (33.8 percent of 
all volunteers), followed by educational or youth service related (26.5 percent). 
Another 13.6 percent of volunteers performed activities mainly for social or com-
munity service organizations. (See table 4.)

Older volunteers were more likely to volunteer mainly for religious organizations 
than were their younger counterparts. For example, 44.6 percent of volunteers age 
65 and over did their service mainly through or for a religious organization, com-
pared with 28.2 percent of volunteers age 16 to 24.

The type of main organization for which individuals volunteered also varied by edu-
cational attainment. Volunteering mainly for religious organizations decreased as 
educational attainment increased. Among volunteers with less than a high school 
diploma, 49.7 percent volunteered mainly for religious organizations, compared 
with 31.9 percent of those with a bachelor's degree and higher. Volunteering pri-
marily for educational or youth service organizations increased with educational 
attainment. Of volunteers with less than a high school diploma, 23.9 percent vol-
unteered mainly for this type of organization, compared with 27.3 percent of those 
with a bachelor's degree and higher.

Among volunteers with children under 18 years old, 44.8 percent of mothers and 39.6 
percent of fathers volunteered mainly for an educational or youth service organi-
zation, such as a school or scouting group. Volunteers without children under 18 
were more likely than parents to volunteer for other types of organizations, such 
as social or community service organizations and hospitals or other health organi-
zations.

Main Volunteer Activity for Main Organization

The main activity volunteers performed for their main organization was most fre-
quently fundraising (10.9 percent); collecting, preparing, distributing, or serv-
ing food (9.9 percent); or tutoring or teaching (9.8 percent). Men and women tend-
ed to engage in different main activities. Men who volunteered were most likely 
to engage in general labor (11.5 percent); coach, referee, or supervise sports 
teams (10.2 percent); or fundraise (9.3 percent). Female volunteers were most
likely to fundraise (12.1 percent); tutor or teach (11.5 percent); or collect, 
prepare, distribute, or serve food (11.4 percent). (See table 5.)

Educational attainment influenced the types of activities volunteers performed. 
College graduates were more likely than those with less education to tutor or 
teach or to provide professional or management assistance. They were least likely 
to collect, make, or distribute clothing, crafts, or goods other than food.

Parents were considerably more likely than those without children to engage in 
volunteer activities that are frequently related to children--including coaching, 
refereeing, or supervising sports teams; tutoring or teaching; and mentoring youth.

How Volunteers Became Involved with Main Organization

About 42.7 percent of volunteers became involved with their main organization after 
being asked to volunteer, most often by someone in the organization. About 41.6 per-
cent became involved on their own initiative; that is, they approached the organiza-
tion. (See table 6.)




Technical Note


   The data in this release were collected through a supplement to the September 2010
Current Population Survey (CPS).  The CPS--a monthly survey of about 60,000 house-
holds conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics--focuses
on obtaining information on employment and unemployment among the nation's civilian
noninstitutional population age 16 and over.  The purpose of this supplement to the
CPS was to obtain information on the incidence of volunteering and the characteris-
tics of volunteers in the United States.

   Information in this release will be made available to sensory-impaired individuals
upon request.  Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.

Reliability of the estimates

   Statistics based on the CPS are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error.
When a sample, rather than the entire population, is surveyed, there is a chance
that the sample estimates may differ from the "true" population values they repre-
sent.  The exact difference, or sampling error, varies depending on the particular
sample selected, and this variability is measured by the standard error of the es-
timate.  There is about a 90-percent chance, or level of confidence, that an esti-
mate based on a sample will differ by no more than 1.6 standard errors from the
"true" population value because of sampling error.  BLS analyses are generally con-
ducted at the 90-percent level of confidence.

   The CPS data also are affected by nonsampling error.  Nonsampling error can occur
for many reasons, including the failure to sample a segment of the population, in-
ability to obtain information for all respondents in the sample, inability or unwil-
lingness of respondents to provide correct information, and errors made in the col-
lection or processing of the data.

   A full discussion of the reliability of data from the CPS and for information
on estimating standard errors is available on the BLS Web Site at www.bls.gov/cps/
documentation.htm#reliability.

   The Census Bureau introduces adjustments to the population controls for the CPS as
part of its annual update of population estimates.  For this reason, the data for 2010
presented in this release are not strictly comparable with data for 2009 and earlier
years.  Additional information is available on the internet at www.bls.gov/cps/docu-
mentation.htm#pop.

Volunteer questions and concepts

   In the September 2010 supplement, questions on volunteer activities were asked of
all households.  Efforts were made to have household members answer the volunteer
questions for themselves.  (Generally, one member of the household answers all the
questions in the CPS on behalf of the entire household.)  Self-response was consid-
ered important for the volunteer supplement because research indicated that self-re-
spondents could more easily answer questions on the characteristics of the volunteer
activity.  About 67 percent of the responses were self-reports.

   The survey was introduced as follows:  "This month, we are interested in volunteer
activities, that is, activities for which people are not paid, except perhaps expenses.
We only want you to include volunteer activities that you did through or for an organ-
ization, even if you only did them once in a while."

   Following this introduction, respondents were asked the first supplement question:
"Since September 1st of last year, have you done any volunteer activities through or
for an organization?"

   If respondents did not answer "yes" to the first question, they were asked the fol-
lowing question: "Sometimes people don't think of activities they do infrequently or 
activities they do for children's schools or youth organizations as volunteer activi-
ties. Since September 1st of last year, have you done any of these types of volunteer
activities?"

   Respondents were considered volunteers if they answered "yes" to either of these
questions. This is the same method of identifying volunteers as was used in each of
the eight prior supplements.

   Respondents classified as volunteers were asked further questions about the number
and type of organizations for which they volunteered, total hours spent volunteering,
how they became involved with the main organization for which they volunteered, the
type of activities they performed for the main organization, and what their main acti-
vity was.

   The reference period for the questions on volunteering was about 1 year, from
September 1, 2009, through the survey week in September 2010.  The reference period
for other characteristics--such as labor force status, educational attainment, and
marital status--refer to the survey reference week in September 2010.  It is possi-
ble that these characteristics were different at the time volunteer activities were
performed.

   One new question was added to the 2008 survey to determine whether or not respon-
dents had donated money, assets, or property with a combined value of more than $25
to charitable or religious organizations in the past 12 months.  Two questions asked
in the 2007 supplement were removed in 2008.  These questions asked how often respon-
dents who had attended public meetings or who had worked with others in their neigh-
borhood to fix a problem did so.

Definitions

   Volunteers are persons who performed unpaid volunteer activities at any point from
September 1, 2009, through the survey period in September 2010.  The count of volun-
teers only includes persons who volunteered through or for an organization; the figures
do not include persons who volunteered in a more informal manner.  For example, a woman
who taught acting to children through a local theater would be considered a volunteer.
However, a woman who, on her own, organized softball games for the children in her
neighborhood would not be counted as a volunteer for the purpose of this survey.

   Organizations are associations, societies, or groups of people who share a common
interest.  Examples include churches, youth groups, and civic organizations.  For the
purpose of this study, organizations are grouped into eight major categories, including
religious, youth, and social or community service organizations.

   In the 2005 survey, one organization category, immigrant/refugee assistance, was ad-
ded to the questionnaire as a possible response. Responses that were collected in this
category may have been distributed over at least six of the major organization catego-
ries in previous years.  For this reason, the addition of the new response category
created a break in the comparability of organizations between 2005 and prior years.
Because few people reported volunteering for immigrant/refugee assistance organizations
and because the group was not a definite subset of any of the major organization cate-
gories, those persons who did report that they volunteered for immigrant/refugee assis-
tance organizations were placed in the "other" group.

   The main organization is the organization for which the volunteer worked the most
hours during the year.  If a respondent volunteered for only one organization, it was
considered the main organization, even if exact hours were not obtained.

   In order to identify the type of main organization, respondents provided information
about the organization and, for those who volunteered for more than one organization,
annual hours worked for each.  Some respondents did not provide the information neces-
sary to determine the main organization.  For these respondents, the follow-up questions
on activities and how they became involved with the main organization asked them to re-
port on the organization for which they think they spent the most time volunteering.

   Activities are the specific tasks the volunteer did for an organization.  Examples
include tutoring, fundraising, and serving food.  The activity categories were modified
in 2005, thus creating a break in the comparability of activities between 2005 and prior
years.

   In 2006, a new question was added that asked respondents on which of the activities
they mentioned they spent the most time. Previously, respondents reported all of the
activities they did for their main organization.  The new question identified which of
them was the main activity for the main organization.




Table 1.  Volunteers by selected characteristics, September 2010

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                              Total, both sexes                  Men                        Women           
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                                       Volunteers                  Volunteers                  Volunteers   
   Characteristics in September 2010      Civilian                    Civilian                    Civilian                  
                                         noninsti-                   noninsti-                   noninsti-                  
                                          tutional          Percent   tutional          Percent   tutional          Percent 
                                          popula-   Number    of      popula-   Number     of     popula-   Number     of   
                                            tion            popula-     tion            popula-     tion            popula-
                                                             tion                         tion                        tion   
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                  Age                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                            
Total, 16 years and over................  238,322   62,790    26.3    115,433   26,787    23.2    122,889   36,004    29.3  
  16 to 24 years........................   37,948    8,297    21.9     19,126    3,657    19.1     18,822    4,640    24.7  
     16 to 19 years.....................   16,839    4,403    26.1      8,546    1,959    22.9      8,293    2,443    29.5  
     20 to 24 years.....................   21,110    3,894    18.4     10,581    1,698    16.0     10,529    2,196    20.9  
  25 years and over.....................  200,374   54,493    27.2     96,307   23,129    24.0    104,067   31,364    30.1  
     25 to 34 years.....................   41,045    9,140    22.3     20,545    3,756    18.3     20,500    5,384    26.3  
     35 to 44 years.....................   40,014   12,904    32.2     19,773    5,351    27.1     20,240    7,553    37.3  
     45 to 54 years.....................   44,333   13,435    30.3     21,736    5,935    27.3     22,597    7,500    33.2  
     55 to 64 years.....................   36,148    9,830    27.2     17,419    4,303    24.7     18,729    5,527    29.5  
     65 years and over..................   38,834    9,184    23.6     16,834    3,784    22.5     22,001    5,400    24.5  
                                                                                                                            
 Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                                      
                                                                                                                            
White...................................  192,391   53,556    27.8     94,254   23,004    24.4     98,137   30,552    31.1  
Black or African American...............   28,794    5,580    19.4     12,982    2,232    17.2     15,812    3,348    21.2  
Asian...................................   11,247    2,207    19.6      5,368      952    17.7      5,879    1,255    21.3  
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity............   33,927    4,982    14.7     17,473    2,126    12.2     16,454    2,856    17.4  
                                                                                                                            
       Educational attainment (1)                                                                                           
                                                                                                                            
Less than a high school diploma.........   25,243    2,231     8.8     12,473      912     7.3     12,770    1,319    10.3  
High school graduates, no college (2)...   60,912   10,887    17.9     29,697    4,696    15.8     31,215    6,192    19.8  
Some college or associate degree .......   53,068   15,505    29.2     24,284    6,176    25.4     28,785    9,329    32.4  
Bachelor's degree and higher (3)........   61,151   25,870    42.3     29,854   11,346    38.0     31,297   14,524    46.4  
                                                                                                                            
           Marital status                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                            
Single, never married...................   69,699   14,145    20.3     37,143    6,373    17.2     32,556    7,772    23.9  
Married, spouse present.................  121,301   38,765    32.0     61,287   17,527    28.6     60,015   21,239    35.4  
Other marital status (4)................   47,322    9,880    20.9     17,004    2,887    17.0     30,318    6,992    23.1  
                                                                                                                            
      Presence of own children                                                                                            
         under 18 years (5)                                                                                               
                                                                                                                            
Without own children under 18...........  170,955   40,130    23.5     85,570   17,662    20.6     85,385   22,467    26.3  
With own children under 18..............   67,367   22,661    33.6     29,863    9,124    30.6     37,503   13,536    36.1  
                                                                                                                            
         Employment status                                                                                                
                                                                                                                            
Civilian labor force....................  155,170   44,522    28.7     82,548   20,953    25.4     72,622   23,569    32.5  
  Employed..............................  140,316   40,980    29.2     74,323   19,304    26.0     65,993   21,677    32.8  
    Full time (6).......................  112,160   31,625    28.2     64,271   16,573    25.8     47,889   15,053    31.4  
    Part time (7).......................   28,157    9,355    33.2     10,053    2,731    27.2     18,104    6,624    36.6  
  Unemployed............................   14,854    3,542    23.8      8,225    1,649    20.0      6,629    1,893    28.6  
Not in the labor force..................   83,152   18,268    22.0     32,885    5,834    17.7     50,266   12,434    24.7  

  1 Data refer to persons 25 years and over.
  2 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
  3 Includes persons with bachelor's, professional, and doctoral degrees.  
  4 Includes divorced, separated, and widowed persons.
  5 Own children include sons, daughters, stepchildren, and adopted children. Not included are nieces, nephews,
grandchildren, and other related and unrelated children.
  6 Usually work 35 hours or more a week at all jobs.
  7 Usually work less than 35 hours a week at all jobs.
  NOTE: Data on volunteers relate to persons who performed unpaid volunteer activities for an organization at any point
from September 1, 2009, through the survey period in September 2010. Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or
African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is
identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.




Table 2.  Volunteers by annual hours of volunteer activities and selected characteristics, September 2010
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                                     Percent distribution of total annual hours spent volunteering         
                                                                         at all organizations                              
                                            Total                                                                   Median 
                                         volunteers                                                                 annual 
   Characteristics in September 2010     (thousands)                                                         Not     hours 
                                                              1 to 14 15 to 49 50 to 99  100 to     500    report-    (1)  
                                                      Total   hour(s)   hours    hours     499     hours    ing            
                                                                                          hours  and over  annual          
                                                                                                            hours          
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                  Sex                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                           
Total, both sexes.......................   62,790     100.0     20.5     24.7     15.6     28.1      5.7      5.4     52   
   Men..................................   26,787     100.0     20.3     24.9     15.9     28.0      5.6      5.3     52   
   Women................................   36,004     100.0     20.6     24.6     15.3     28.2      5.7      5.5     52   
                                                                                                                           
                  Age                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                           
Total, 16 years and over................   62,790     100.0     20.5     24.7     15.6     28.1      5.7      5.4     52   
  16 to 24 years........................    8,297     100.0     24.3     27.0     15.3     23.6      3.6      6.2     40   
     16 to 19 years.....................    4,403     100.0     23.7     28.0     18.0     21.9      2.0      6.4     40   
     20 to 24 years.....................    3,894     100.0     25.1     25.8     12.2     25.4      5.4      6.1     40   
  25 years and over.....................   54,493     100.0     19.9     24.4     15.6     28.8      6.0      5.3     52   
     25 to 34 years.....................    9,140     100.0     26.0     27.0     14.6     22.8      3.9      5.7     40   
     35 to 44 years.....................   12,904     100.0     23.1     26.0     15.6     26.5      4.9      3.9     48   
     45 to 54 years.....................   13,435     100.0     19.6     25.2     16.2     28.5      5.5      5.0     52   
     55 to 64 years.....................    9,830     100.0     17.0     23.3     16.1     30.8      6.5      6.2     60   
     65 years and over..................    9,184     100.0     13.0     19.4     15.3     36.4      9.5      6.3     96   
                                                                                                                           
 Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                                     
                                                                                                                           
White...................................   53,556     100.0     20.4     24.7     15.8     28.3      5.7      5.1     52   
Black or African American...............    5,580     100.0     19.2     24.2     14.6     28.8      5.6      7.6     52   
Asian...................................    2,207     100.0     23.0     25.5     14.1     24.6      5.2      7.6     48   
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity............    4,982     100.0     22.0     24.2     14.3     28.3      6.8      4.4     52   
                                                                                                                           
       Educational attainment (2)                                                                                          
                                                                                                                           
Less than a high school diploma.........    2,231     100.0     20.5     24.9     15.6     27.7      5.7      5.6     52   
High school graduates, no college (3)...   10,887     100.0     21.6     23.5     15.2     27.8      6.1      5.8     52   
Some college or associate degree .......   15,505     100.0     21.3     24.2     14.4     28.3      6.9      5.0     52   
Bachelor's degree and higher (4)........   25,870     100.0     18.3     24.8     16.5     29.7      5.4      5.3     56   
                                                                                                                           
             Marital status                                                                                                
                                                                                                                           
Single, never married...................   14,145     100.0     24.5     26.6     15.2     23.0      4.0      6.6     40   
Married, spouse present.................   38,765     100.0     19.0     24.3     15.8     30.0      6.0      4.8     56   
Other marital status (5)................    9,880     100.0     20.5     23.5     15.2     28.0      6.7      6.0     52   
                                                                                                                           
        Presence of own children                                                                                           
           under 18 years (6)                                                                                              
                                                                                                                           
Men:                                                                                                                       
  No own children under 18 years old....   17,662     100.0     20.0     24.6     15.4     28.1      6.0      6.0     52   
  With own children under 18 years old..    9,124     100.0     21.0     25.4     16.8     28.0      4.8      3.9     52   
Women:                                                                                                                     
  No own children under 18 years old....   22,467     100.0     19.1     24.0     15.3     29.0      6.2      6.3     52   
  With own children under 18 years old..   13,536     100.0     23.2     25.6     15.4     26.8      4.8      4.2     48   
                                                                                                                           
           Employment status                                                                                               
                                                                                                                           
Civilian labor force....................   44,522     100.0     22.2     26.2     15.8     26.1      4.7      5.1     48   
  Employed..............................   40,980     100.0     22.2     25.9     16.0     26.1      4.5      5.2     48   
    Full time (7).......................   31,625     100.0     22.7     26.2     15.9     25.7      4.3      5.3     48   
    Part time (8).......................    9,355     100.0     20.7     25.2     16.3     27.4      5.5      4.9     52   
  Unemployed............................    3,542     100.0     21.6     29.3     13.8     25.4      6.3      3.6     47   
Not in the labor force..................   18,268     100.0     16.5     21.1     15.0     33.2      8.0      6.3     72   

   1 For those reporting annual hours.
   2 Data refer to persons 25 years and over.
   3 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
   4 Includes persons with bachelor's, professional, and doctoral degrees.  
   5 Includes divorced, separated, and widowed persons.
   6 Own children include sons, daughters, stepchildren, and adopted children. Not included are nieces, nephews,
grandchildren, and other related and unrelated children.
   7 Usually work 35 hours or more a week at all jobs.
   8 Usually work less than 35 hours a week at all jobs.
   NOTE: Data on volunteers relate to persons who performed unpaid volunteer activities for an organization at any point
from September 1, 2009, through the survey period in September 2010. Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or
African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity
is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. 




Table 3.  Volunteers by number of organizations for which volunteer activities were performed and
selected characteristics, September 2010
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                          Percent distribution of the number of     
                                                      organizations for which volunteer activities  
                                                                     were performed                 
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
   Characteristics in September 2010                                                                
                                                                                             Not   
                                            Total                                  Five   reporting 
                                         volunteers Total  One   Two   Three Four   or    number of 
                                         (thousands)                               more   organiza- 
                                                                                            tions   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                  Sex                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Total, both sexes.......................   62,790   100.0  69.1  19.8   7.3   2.3   1.2       0.4   
   Men..................................   26,787   100.0  70.6  19.4   6.6   2.1    .9        .4   
   Women................................   36,004   100.0  68.0  20.1   7.7   2.4   1.4        .5   
                                                                                                    
                  Age                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Total, 16 years and over................   62,790   100.0  69.1  19.8   7.3   2.3   1.2        .4   
  16 to 24 years........................    8,297   100.0  74.6  16.9   5.6   1.6    .9        .6   
     16 to 19 years.....................    4,403   100.0  73.0  18.3   6.1   1.5    .5        .5   
     20 to 24 years.....................    3,894   100.0  76.3  15.2   4.9   1.6   1.3        .7   
  25 years and over.....................   54,493   100.0  68.3  20.2   7.5   2.4   1.2        .4   
     25 to 34 years.....................    9,140   100.0  74.3  17.8   5.3   1.3    .6        .6   
     35 to 44 years.....................   12,904   100.0  67.8  21.0   8.1   2.0    .9        .2   
     45 to 54 years.....................   13,435   100.0  66.5  21.0   8.0   2.6   1.4        .5   
     55 to 64 years.....................    9,830   100.0  66.8  19.9   7.8   3.2   1.9        .4   
     65 years and over..................    9,184   100.0  67.1  20.8   7.9   2.6   1.3        .3   
                                                                                                    
 Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                              
                                                                                                    
White...................................   53,556   100.0  67.8  20.4   7.7   2.4   1.2        .4   
Black or African American...............    5,580   100.0  78.0  15.9   3.8   1.6    .6        .1   
Asian...................................    2,207   100.0  77.9  15.6   5.2    .5    .4        .4   
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity............    4,982   100.0  81.2  12.9   4.4    .9    .4        .2   
                                                                                                    
       Educational attainment (1)                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Less than a high school diploma.........    2,231   100.0  88.7   8.8   1.4    .8    .2        .1   
High school graduates, no college (2)...   10,887   100.0  77.5  16.0   4.5   1.1    .5        .4   
Some college or associate degree .......   15,505   100.0  69.6  20.3   6.8   1.9    .9        .5   
Bachelor's degree and higher (3)........   25,870   100.0  61.9  22.9   9.7   3.3   1.8        .4   
                                                                                                    
             Marital status                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Single, never married...................   14,145   100.0  73.6  17.3   6.0   1.7    .8        .6   
Married, spouse present.................   38,765   100.0  67.3  20.9   7.7   2.4   1.3        .4   
Other marital status (4)................    9,880   100.0  69.7  18.9   7.3   2.4   1.3        .5   
                                                                                                    
     Presence of own children under 
             18 years (5)                                                            
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Men:                                                                                                
  No own children under 18 years old....   17,662   100.0  71.2  18.8   6.4   2.2    .9        .5   
  With own children under 18 years old..    9,124   100.0  69.5  20.5   7.0   1.8    .9        .2   
Women:                                                                                              
  No own children under 18 years old....   22,467   100.0  68.5  19.4   7.7   2.4   1.4        .6   
  With own children under 18 years old..   13,536   100.0  67.1  21.2   7.8   2.4   1.3        .3   
                                                                                                    
           Employment status                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Civilian labor force....................   44,522   100.0  68.8  19.8   7.5   2.3   1.1        .5   
  Employed..............................   40,980   100.0  68.6  19.9   7.6   2.3   1.2        .5   
    Full time (6).......................   31,625   100.0  69.0  19.8   7.4   2.2   1.1        .5   
    Part time (7).......................    9,355   100.0  67.3  20.1   8.3   2.5   1.3        .4   
  Unemployed............................    3,542   100.0  71.8  18.8   6.4   2.0    .8        .2   
Not in the labor force..................   18,268   100.0  69.7  19.7   6.6   2.2   1.3        .4   

   1 Data refer to persons 25 years and over.
   2 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
   3 Includes persons with bachelor's, professional, and doctoral degrees.  
   4 Includes divorced, separated, and widowed persons.
   5 Own children include sons, daughters, stepchildren, and adopted children. Not included are
nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and other related and unrelated children.
   6 Usually work 35 hours or more a week at all jobs.
   7 Usually work less than 35 hours a week at all jobs.
   NOTE: Data on volunteers relate to persons who performed unpaid volunteer activities for an
organization at any point from September 1, 2009, through the survey period in September 2010. 
Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to
totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as
Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Dash represents or rounds to zero.




Table 4.  Volunteers by type of main organization for which volunteer activities were performed and selected characteristics,
September 2010
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                        Percent distribution of volunteers by type of main organization (1)     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                           Civic,                                                               
                                                           polit-  Educa- Envir- Hospi-              Social  Sport,             
   Characteristics in September 2010        Total           ical,  tional  on-    tal   Pub-           or    hobby,         Not 
                                            volun- Total   profes-   or   mental   or   lic   Relig- commun-  cul-   Other deter-
                                            teers          sional,  youth   or   other  safe-  ious   ity    tural,        mined
                                           (thou-        or inter-  ser-  animal health  ty          service or arts             
                                            sands)        national  vice   care                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                  Sex                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Total, both sexes.......................   62,790  100.0     5.3     26.5    2.4   7.9   1.3   33.8   13.6     3.3    3.7    2.2
   Men..................................   26,787  100.0     6.4     25.4    2.4   6.5   2.2   32.9   14.2     3.9    4.0    2.1
   Women................................   36,004  100.0     4.5     27.2    2.5   9.0    .6   34.5   13.1     2.8    3.5    2.2
                                                                                                                                
                  Age                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Total, 16 years and over................   62,790  100.0     5.3     26.5    2.4   7.9   1.3   33.8   13.6     3.3    3.7    2.2
  16 to 24 years........................    8,297  100.0     4.2     30.3    3.3   9.0   1.8   28.2   13.5     3.4    3.5    2.9
     16 to 19 years.....................    4,403  100.0     3.3     33.6    2.0   8.0   1.4   30.0   12.6     3.2    2.6    3.2
     20 to 24 years.....................    3,894  100.0     5.4     26.5    4.7  10.0   2.2   26.2   14.5     3.6    4.4    2.6
  25 years and over.....................   54,493  100.0     5.5     25.9    2.3   7.8   1.2   34.7   13.6     3.3    3.8    2.0
     25 to 34 years.....................    9,140  100.0     4.6     31.4    2.7   9.4   1.5   28.0   13.6     3.0    3.5    2.4
     35 to 44 years.....................   12,904  100.0     4.2     40.3    1.9   6.4   1.0   27.4   11.9     2.7    2.5    1.6
     45 to 54 years.....................   13,435  100.0     5.0     27.8    2.3   6.7   1.2   35.6   11.9     3.4    3.8    2.1
     55 to 64 years.....................    9,830  100.0     6.9     15.3    2.7   7.9   1.5   40.0   15.1     3.5    4.8    2.3
     65 years and over..................    9,184  100.0     7.2      8.6    2.0   9.4    .9   44.6   16.8     4.0    4.6    2.0
                                                                                                                                
 Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
White...................................   53,556  100.0     5.5     26.8    2.7   8.1   1.4   32.6   13.6     3.5    3.8    2.1
Black or African American...............    5,580  100.0     4.6     23.0     .5   5.9    .3   45.4   13.7     1.6    2.8    2.2
Asian...................................    2,207  100.0     2.3     27.0    1.3   8.3    .3   38.9   10.9     3.3    4.1    3.6
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity............    4,982  100.0     3.1     35.7    1.4   5.3   1.2   35.9   10.9     2.2    2.7    1.7
                                                                                                                                
       Educational attainment (2)                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Less than a high school diploma.........    2,231  100.0     3.3     23.9     .4   4.7   1.0   49.7   11.1     1.2    3.6    1.2
High school graduates, no college (3)...   10,887  100.0     5.1     23.7    1.5   8.1   1.8   39.0   12.9     2.5    3.8    1.6
Some college or associate degree .......   15,505  100.0     5.5     25.2    2.4   8.4   1.7   34.3   13.2     3.1    4.2    1.9
Bachelor's degree and higher (4)........   25,870  100.0     5.7     27.3    2.7   7.6    .7   31.9   14.3     3.9    3.5    2.4
                                                                                                                                
             Marital status                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Single, never married...................   14,145  100.0     5.7     28.4    3.5   9.4   1.4   25.1   15.2     4.1    4.2    3.1
Married, spouse present.................   38,765  100.0     5.0     27.5    1.9   6.8   1.3   37.5   12.2     3.0    3.1    1.8
Other marital status (5)................    9,880  100.0     5.9     19.8    3.1  10.2   1.0   32.2   16.7     3.3    5.3    2.4
                                                                                                                                
        Presence of own children                                                                                                
           under 18 years (6)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Men:                                                                                                                            
  No own children under 18 years old....   17,662  100.0     7.8     18.1    2.9   7.6   2.4   33.5   16.3     4.1    5.0    2.4
  With own children under 18 years old..    9,124  100.0     3.5     39.6    1.3   4.5   1.8   31.9   10.1     3.6    2.2    1.5
Women:                                                                                                                          
  No own children under 18 years old....   22,467  100.0     5.6     16.7    3.2  10.7    .8   37.1   15.8     3.5    4.0    2.7
  With own children under 18 years old..   13,536  100.0     2.7     44.8    1.3   6.1    .2   30.3    8.7     1.8    2.6    1.3
                                                                                                                                
           Employment status                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Civilian labor force....................   44,522  100.0     5.3     28.3    2.5   7.9   1.4   32.1   13.2     3.4    3.7    2.2
  Employed..............................   40,980  100.0     5.3     28.0    2.5   7.9   1.4   32.2   13.3     3.5    3.6    2.3
    Full time (7).......................   31,625  100.0     5.8     27.9    2.5   7.9   1.6   31.4   13.6     3.5    3.6    2.3
    Part time (8).......................    9,355  100.0     3.8     28.5    2.4   7.9    .9   34.9   12.2     3.5    3.8    2.1
  Unemployed............................    3,542  100.0     5.0     31.5    3.0   8.6   1.6   30.2   12.4     2.1    4.3    1.2
Not in the labor force..................   18,268  100.0     5.3     21.9    2.3   8.0    .9   38.2   14.4     3.1    3.8    2.1

   1 Main organization is defined as the organization for which the volunteer worked the most hours during the year.  See the
Technical Note for more details.
   2 Data refer to persons 25 years and over.
   3 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
   4 Includes persons with bachelor's, professional, and doctoral degrees.  
   5 Includes divorced, separated, and widowed persons.
   6 Own children include sons, daughters, stepchildren, and adopted children. Not included are nieces, nephews, grandchildren,
and other related and unrelated children.
   7 Usually work 35 hours or more a week at all jobs.
   8 Usually work less than 35 hours a week at all jobs.
   NOTE: Data on volunteers relate to persons who performed unpaid volunteer activities for an organization at any point from
September 1, 2009, through the survey period in September 2010. Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African
American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified
as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. 




Table 5.  Main volunteer activity for main organization for which activities were performed and selected characteristics, 
September 2010
                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
                                                          Percent distribution of main volunteer activity for main organization (1)       
                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                             Pro-                         
                                                                                                             vide                           
                                                                                                             pro-                         
                                                                                 Col-          Pro-          fes-                           
                                                                                 lect,         vide          sional                         
                                                  Coach                    Col-  make,         coun-          or    Engage  Engage           
                                           Total   re-                     lect,  or     Fund-  sel-         manage-  in      in             
                                          volun-  fer-             Be an   pre- distrib- raise  ing,  Pro-   ment   music,  gener-           
   Characteristics in September 2010       teers   ee,  Tu-        usher,  pare, ute      or   medi-  vide    as-   perfor-   al        Equal
                                         (thous-   or   tor  Men-  greet-  dis-  cloth-  sell   cal   gener-  sis-   mance- labor; Oth- time
                                          sands)  sup-  or   tor   er, or  trib-  ing,  items care,-   al    tance,   or   supply  er   among
                                                   er- teach youth mini-   ute, crafts-   to   fire/ office includ-  other trans-       all 
                                                  vise              ster    or    or    raise  EMS,  servi-  ing     artis- por-            
                                                  sports-                  serve goods  money   or     ces   serv-    tic  tation           
                                                  teams                    food  other        protec-        ing on  activi- to             
                                                                                 than         tive             a     ties  people           
                                                                                 food         servi-         board                         
                                                                                               ces             or                           
                                                                                                              com-                         
                                                                                                              mit-                         
                                                                                                              tee                          
                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
                  Sex                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                          
Total, both sexes.......................  62,790    5.8  9.8   6.0    4.0   9.9    3.3  10.9    3.2    5.1    7.2    4.0    8.4   14.6  7.9
   Men..................................  26,787   10.2  7.5   5.7    5.1   7.9    1.9   9.3    3.7    3.0    8.2    3.8   11.5   14.6  7.4
   Women................................  36,004    2.5 11.5   6.1    3.2  11.4    4.3  12.1    2.8    6.6    6.4    4.2    6.0   14.6  8.3
                                                                                                                                           
                  Age                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                           
Total, 16 years and over................  62,790    5.8  9.8   6.0    4.0   9.9    3.3  10.9    3.2    5.1    7.2    4.0    8.4   14.6   7.9
  16 to 24 years........................   8,297    6.2  9.6   8.7    2.8   8.7    3.4  10.4    3.0    4.5    1.4    5.4   10.7   17.4   7.8
     16 to 19 years.....................   4,403    6.6  8.4   8.2    2.9   9.3    3.0  11.3    2.0    3.9     .6    5.9   12.0   17.8   8.1
     20 to 24 years.....................   3,894    5.8 11.1   9.3    2.8   8.0    3.9   9.2    4.0    5.2    2.4    4.9    9.2   16.9   7.4
  25 years and over.....................  54,493    5.8  9.8   5.6    4.2  10.1    3.2  11.0    3.2    5.1    8.1    3.8    8.0   14.1   7.9
     25 to 34 years.....................   9,140    7.8 11.5   7.5    2.6   7.8    3.0  11.7    4.1    4.1    5.0    4.4    7.9   15.6   6.9
     35 to 44 years.....................  12,904   10.0 11.9   7.5    2.2   8.6    2.6  12.2    2.9    4.3    6.5    3.2    7.6   12.5   8.1
     45 to 54 years.....................  13,435    6.2  9.8   5.6    4.0  10.4    2.9  12.4    3.3    4.5    8.5    3.4    8.0   12.6   8.3
     55 to 64 years.....................   9,830    2.2  8.4   4.1    5.4  11.1    2.9  10.1    3.3    5.6   11.2    4.4    8.8   14.8   7.8
     65 years and over..................   9,184     .8  6.7   2.3    7.6  13.1    5.3   7.7    2.6    7.8    9.3    4.2    7.9   16.5   8.4
                                                                                                                                            
 Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                            
White...................................  53,556    6.0 10.0   5.8    3.8   9.5    3.2  11.3    3.2    4.9    7.7    3.9    8.6   14.5   7.7
Black or African American...............   5,580    4.7  8.6   8.5    6.0  13.0    4.4   8.8    2.8    5.5    4.1    5.2    5.8   13.3   9.2
Asian...................................   2,207    3.0  9.0   5.5    4.9  11.9    2.2   8.7    3.5    7.3    4.4    4.6    8.1   18.4   8.3
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity............   4,982    7.4 11.2   6.4    4.8  10.9    3.8   9.6    3.3    4.5    3.1    3.5    6.9   17.0   7.6
                                                                                                                                            
       Educational attainment (2)                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                            
Less than a high school diploma.........   2,231    2.0  5.9   4.3    6.8  17.6    5.4   9.5    2.2    4.4    2.1    3.8   11.2   18.1   6.8
High school graduates, no college (3)...  10,887    4.9  6.9   4.2    5.6  13.3    4.1  11.6    3.1    5.4    4.5    3.4   10.5   14.2   8.3
Some college or associate degree .......  15,505    6.0  8.7   5.7    4.2  11.0    3.7  11.6    3.0    5.7    5.1    3.3    8.5   15.1   8.5
Bachelor's degree and higher (4)........  25,870    6.3 12.0   6.1    3.4   7.6    2.5  10.6    3.5    4.8   11.8    4.3    6.4   13.2   7.6
                                                                                                                                           
             Marital status                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                           
Single, never married...................  14,145    5.6  8.8   7.2    2.9   8.6    3.3  11.1    3.6    4.8    3.8    4.5   10.4   17.8   7.6
Married, spouse present.................  38,765    6.5 10.7   5.8    4.2   9.9    2.9  11.0    2.9    4.9    8.7    4.0    7.6   12.9   8.1
Other marital status (5)................   9,880    3.5  7.6   5.0    5.2  12.0    4.6  10.2    3.5    6.3    6.2    3.5    8.2   16.4   7.7
                                                                                                                                           
        Presence of own children                                                                                                           
           under 18 years (6)                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                           
Men:                                                                                                                                       
  No own children under 18 years old....  17,662    5.3  6.7   4.8    5.7   8.5    2.2   9.3    4.0    3.6    9.2    4.0   12.7   16.6   7.2
  With own children under 18 years old..   9,124   19.8  9.1   7.5    4.0   6.8    1.3   9.4    3.1    1.8    6.3    3.3    9.3   10.7   7.8
Women:                                                                                                                                      
  No own children under 18 years old....  22,467    1.6  9.3   5.4    3.9  12.1    4.7  11.1    3.3    7.1    6.5    4.9    6.4   15.8   7.8
  With own children under 18 years old..  13,536    4.1 15.1   7.4    2.1  10.1    3.6  13.8    1.9    5.7    6.3    3.2    5.2   12.5   9.1
                                                                                                                                            
           Employment status                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                            
Civilian labor force....................  44,522    7.2 10.0   6.5    3.6   9.2    2.7  12.0    3.5    3.9    7.7    4.0    8.4   13.6   7.6
  Employed..............................  40,980    7.4 10.0   6.5    3.6   9.0    2.6  12.1    3.5    3.8    8.1    4.0    8.2   13.5   7.7
    Full time (7).......................  31,625    8.1  9.4   6.6    3.6   8.7    2.6  12.4    3.6    3.4    8.8    3.9    8.4   13.2   7.5
    Part time (8).......................   9,355    4.9 12.1   6.1    4.0  10.2    2.9  11.2    3.4    5.1    5.5    4.2    7.7   14.4   8.4
  Unemployed............................   3,542    5.5  9.1   6.5    3.6  11.4    3.1  10.7    2.8    6.0    3.8    4.8   10.7   14.8   7.1
Not in the labor force..................  18,268    2.4  9.3   4.7    5.0  11.6    4.7   8.3    2.4    7.8    5.9    4.0    8.2   16.9   8.7

   1 Main organization is defined as the organization for which the volunteer worked the most hours during the year. See the Technical
Note for more details.
   2 Data refer to persons 25 years and over.
   3 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
   4 Includes persons with bachelor's, professional, and doctoral degrees.  
   5 Includes divorced, separated, and widowed persons.
   6 Own children include sons, daughters, stepchildren, and adopted children. Not included are nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and other
related and unrelated children.
   7 Usually work 35 hours or more a week at all jobs.
   8 Usually work less than 35 hours a week at all jobs.
   NOTE: Data on volunteers relate to persons who performed unpaid volunteer activities for an organization at any point from September 1,
2009, through the survey period in September 2010. Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian)
do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of
any race.  




Table 6.  Volunteers by how they became involved with main organization for which volunteer activities were performed and
selected characteristics, September 2010
                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                          
                                                       Percent distribution of how volunteers became involved with main   
                                                                               organization (1)                           
                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                          
                                           Total                                 Was asked by:                             
                                           volun-                                                                     Not  
   Characteristics in September 2010       teers         Approached                                                 report-
                                           (thou-           the                     Rela-   Someone                 ing how
                                           sands)  Total   organi-         Boss or  tive,    in the          Other  became
                                                           zation  Total   employ-  friend, organiza- Someone         in- 
                                                                    (2)     er       or      tion/     else         volved
                                                                                     co-    school                        
                                                                                    worker                                    
                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                          
                  Sex                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                          
Total, both sexes.......................   62,790  100.0    41.6    42.7    1.4     14.9     24.9       1.2   12.4    3.3 
   Men..................................   26,787  100.0    40.5    43.9    1.3     16.6     24.6       1.2   12.3    3.3 
   Women................................   36,004  100.0    42.4    41.7    1.5     13.7     25.1       1.2   12.5    3.3 
                                                                                                                          
                  Age                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                          
Total, 16 years and over................   62,790  100.0    41.6    42.7    1.4     14.9     24.9       1.2   12.4    3.3 
  16 to 24 years........................    8,297  100.0    43.1    39.4    1.0     16.8     20.4       1.0   13.3    4.3 
     16 to 19 years.....................    4,403  100.0    41.9    40.1     .3     16.8     22.0        .9   13.9    4.1 
     20 to 24 years.....................    3,894  100.0    44.4    38.5    1.9     16.8     18.5       1.1   12.5    4.6 
  25 years and over.....................   54,493  100.0    41.3    43.2    1.5     14.7     25.6       1.2   12.3    3.2 
     25 to 34 years.....................    9,140  100.0    39.3    44.2    2.8     16.9     22.9       1.4   13.0    3.6 
     35 to 44 years.....................   12,904  100.0    40.4    45.0    1.5     13.8     28.3       1.1   12.0    2.7 
     45 to 54 years.....................   13,435  100.0    41.1    43.7    1.4     14.6     26.2       1.2   12.4    2.8 
     55 to 64 years.....................    9,830  100.0    42.6    41.5    1.2     14.9     24.0       1.3   12.4    3.6 
     65 years and over..................    9,184  100.0    43.8    40.7     .5     13.4     25.4       1.2   11.9    3.6 
                                                                                                                          
 Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                                    
                                                                                                                          
White...................................   53,556  100.0    41.6    43.0    1.5     15.0     25.2       1.2   12.3    3.2 
Black or African American...............    5,580  100.0    43.1    40.1    1.0     13.6     23.7       1.7   13.4    3.4 
Asian...................................    2,207  100.0    40.0    42.6    1.4     14.5     25.7       1.1   11.0    6.4 
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity............    4,982  100.0    43.5    40.8    1.7     13.4     24.3       1.3   13.1    2.5 
                                                                                                                          
       Educational attainment (3)                                                                                         
                                                                                                                          
Less than a high school diploma.........    2,231  100.0    41.2    43.9    1.0     15.6     25.6       1.7   12.6    2.3 
High school graduates, no college (4)...   10,887  100.0    41.6    44.0    1.6     16.1     24.8       1.3   12.0    2.4 
Some college or associate degree .......   15,505  100.0    41.1    42.8    1.3     14.4     25.5       1.5   13.1    3.0 
Bachelor's degree and higher (5)........   25,870  100.0    41.4    43.0    1.6     14.1     26.0       1.0   11.9    3.7 
                                                                                                                          
             Marital status                                                                                               
                                                                                                                          
Single, never married...................   14,145  100.0    42.1    39.9    1.5     17.4     19.5       1.3   13.7    4.4 
Married, spouse present.................   38,765  100.0    40.8    44.2    1.2     14.1     27.5       1.1   12.0    3.0 
Other marital status (6)................    9,880  100.0    44.0    40.5    1.9     14.6     22.3       1.6   12.2    3.3 
                                                                                                                          
     Presence of own children under 
             18 years (7)                                                                                   
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                          
Men:                                                                                                                      
  No own children under 18 years old....   17,662  100.0    40.7    42.8    1.3     17.1     22.9       1.3   12.7    3.8 
  With own children under 18 years old..    9,124  100.0    40.0    46.1    1.3     15.4     28.0       1.0   11.5    2.4 
Women:                                                                                                                    
  No own children under 18 years old....   22,467  100.0    43.7    39.5    1.6     14.8     21.5       1.3   12.8    4.0 
  With own children under 18 years old..   13,536  100.0    40.2    45.4    1.3     11.9     31.0       1.2   12.1    2.3 
                                                                                                                          
           Employment status                                                                                              
                                                                                                                          
Civilian labor force....................   44,522  100.0    40.6    44.0    1.9     15.6     25.1       1.2   12.3    3.1 
  Employed..............................   40,980  100.0    40.5    44.0    2.0     15.3     25.3       1.2   12.3    3.2 
    Full time (8).......................   31,625  100.0    39.8    44.4    2.3     15.6     25.0       1.2   12.5    3.4 
    Part time (9).......................    9,355  100.0    43.0    42.7     .8     14.4     26.2       1.2   11.6    2.7 
  Unemployed............................    3,542  100.0    41.6    43.8     .5     18.8     23.2       1.2   13.1    1.5 
Not in the labor force..................   18,268  100.0    44.0    39.5     .3     13.3     24.4       1.2   12.7    3.8 

   1 Main organization is defined as the organization for which the volunteer worked the most hours during the year. See
the Technical Note for more details.
   2 Includes persons who did not specify who asked them to volunteer, not shown separately.
   3 Data refer to persons 25 years and over.
   4 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
   5 Includes persons with bachelor's, professional, and doctoral degrees.  
   6 Includes divorced, separated, and widowed persons.
   7 Own children include sons, daughters, stepchildren, and adopted children. Not included are nieces, nephews,
grandchildren, and other related and unrelated children.
   8 Usually work 35 hours or more a week at all jobs.
   9 Usually work less than 35 hours a week at all jobs.
   NOTE: Data on volunteers relate to persons who performed unpaid volunteer activities for an organization at any point
from September 1, 2009, through the survey period in September 2010. Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or
African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity
is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.  




Last Modified Date: January 26, 2011