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Table 3. Volunteers by number of organizations for which volunteer activities were performed and selected characteristics, September 2010

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.



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