U.S. Households Owning IRAs: 2000 to 2005

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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 537):

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 13 rows and 13 columns.

Incidence of IRA ownership is based on an annual tracking survey of 3,000 randomly selected, representative U.S. households conducted annually 2000 through 2005


  1. The number of U.S. households owning IRAs in 2000 through 2005 is based on the following U.S. Census Bureau’s total U.S. household estimates:
    106.4 million in 2000, 108.2 million in 2001, 109.3 million in 2002, 111.3 million in 2003, 112.0 million in 2004, and 113.1 million in 2005 (U.S. Bureau of the Census,
    Current Population Reports, P60-226, August 2004).
  2. Excludes ownership of Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, which were referred to as
    Education IRAs before July 2001.
  3. A SEP IRA with a salary reduction plan included.


Public Domain (Government Work)

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