Household Ownership of Mutual Funds by Age and Income: 2000 to 2006

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 1184):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 34 rows and 22 columns.

In percent. Ownership includes money market, stock, bond, and hybrid mutual funds, variable annuities, and mutual funds owned through Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), Keoghs, and employer-sponsored retirement plans. In 2006 an estimated 54,900,000 households own mutual funds. Based on an annual survey of 3,000 households; for details, see source. A mutual fund is an open-end investment company that continuously issues and redeems shares that represent an interest in a pool of financial assets.


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This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.