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Table 2. Volunteers by annual hours of volunteer activities and selected characteristics, September 2010

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. 



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