Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking

Adults doing at least okay financially

Percent

Year Percent
2013 62
2014 65
2015 69
2016 70
2017 74
2018 75
2019 75
2020 75
2021 78

Note: Among all adults.

Adults doing at least okay financially, by education

Percent

Characteristic 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Less than a high school degree 47 42 48 46 56 49 54 45 49
High school degree or GED 55 60 64 64 69 69 66 67 70
Some college / technical or associate degree 62 62 66 68 69 72 73 72 74
Bachelor's degree or more 77 77 80 82 85 87 88 89 91

Note: Among all adults.

Adults doing at least okay financially, by race/ethnicity

Percent

Characteristic 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
White 65 68 71 72 77 78 79 80 81
Black 53 55 61 64 65 66 65 64 68
Hispanic 56 55 63 64 66 67 66 64 71
Asian 75 79 75 79 78 81 85 84 88

Note: Among all adults.

Adults doing at least okay financially, by metro/non-metro status

Percent

Characteristic 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Non-Metro 59 62 68 67 71 71 72 69 72
Metro 63 65 69 70 74 75 76 76 79

Note: Among all adults.

Adults doing at least okay financially, by parental status

Percent

Characteristic 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Parents living with own children under age 18 65 68 71 72 71 67 75
All other adults 70 71 75 76 77 78 79

Note: Among all adults.

Last Update: May 23, 2022
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