Results: 21

Icon: Income Level - LowLow Income < $50,000

Economic Cohorts classifies consumers into clusters based on a multi-dimensional framework including financial capacity, estimated income and householder demographics. The clusters are then placed into standard groups within broad income ranges.  All clusters in the ‘Low Income’ tier show estimated household income values below $50K.

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Group A
Young | Age < 35

A1. Tough Start: Young Single Parents
Struggling single parents. Discretionary spending nearly outpaces income. Very high credit utilization. Poorly managed credit. Renters. Blue collar jobs. Child-influenced.

% of HHs: 0.38%
Income: $15.6K
Spending: $8.7K
Credit Use: Very High

Icon: Single w/KidsIcon: Low Spending < $35KIcon: Few Lines of Credit – High Use

Group A
Young | Age < 35

A2. Tough Start: Young Singles
Single twenty-somethings, no kids. Discretionary spending nearly outpaces income. Very high credit utilization. Lack budgeting savvy. High school education/some college, blue collar jobs. Renters. Social.

% of HHs: 0.35%
Income: $17.8K
Spending: $9.2K
Credit Use: Very High

Icon: SingleIcon: Low Spending < $35KIcon: Few Lines of Credit – High Use

Group A
Young | Age < 35

A3. Starting Small: Small-Town Families
Families with kids, some are married. Income slightly greater than discretionary spending. Not many credit/loan accounts, high credit utilization. Cannot save much money. Comfortable borrowing. Enjoy the outdoors.

% of HHs: 1.18%
Income: $31.1K
Spending: $19.7K
Credit Use: High

Icon: Single w/KidsIcon: Low Spending < $35KIcon: Few Lines of Credit – High Use

Group A
Young | Age < 35

A4. Starting Small: Small-Town Singles
Young singles, many are students. Simple finances. Income is somewhat higher than discretionary spending. Small number credit/loan accounts. Cell phone only.

% of HHs: 1.42%
Income: $37.5K
Spending: $23.5K
Credit Use: High

Icon: SingleIcon: Low Spending < $35KIcon: Few Lines of Credit – High Use

Group A
Young | Age < 35

A5. Living on Loans: Young Urban Single Parents
Single parent families. Heavy utilization of few lines of credit. Little savings. Renters. Most completed high school, some college. “Swayable Shopaholics.”

% of HHs: 0.76%
Income: $34.3K
Spending: $23K
Credit Use: Very High

Icon: Single w/KidsIcon: Low Spending < $35KIcon: Few Lines of Credit – High Use

Group A
Young | Age < 35

A6. Living on Loans: Young Urban Singles
Young singles renting in downscale, urban areas. Discretionary spending just within income. Very high credit utilization. Favor debit cards. Auto and sports enthusiasts.

% of HHs: 1.17%
Income: $38.1K
Spending: $24.3K
Credit Use: Very High

Icon: SingleIcon: Low Spending < $35KIcon: Some Lines of Credit – High Use

Group B
Working Years | Age 35-54

B7. Mid-Life Strugglers: Families
Struggling families with kids. Mixed marital status. Income barely covers discretionary spending. Very high credit utilization. Renters with blue collar jobs.

% of HHs: 0.59%
Income: $21.6K
Spending: $9.2K
Credit Use: Very High

Icon: Single w/KidsIcon: Low Spending < $35KIcon: Few Lines of Credit – High Use

Group B
Working Years | Age 35-54

B8. Mid-Life Strugglers: Singles
Struggling middle-aged singles. Blue collar jobs, high school educations. Very high utilization of few lines of credit. Unsophisticated finances. Enjoy solitary activities.

% of HHs: 0.71%
Income: $23.5K
Spending: $8.4K
Credit Use: Very High

Icon: SingleIcon: Low Spending < $35KIcon: Few Lines of Credit – High Use

Group B
Working Years | Age 35-54

B9. Getting By: Small-Town Families
Blue-collar, dual-income families with kids. About half are married. Small town/rural. High-school educated, homeowners and renters. Expense conscious. High credit utilization. Simple finances.

% of HHs: 1.21%
Income: $38.5K
Spending: $20.4K
Credit Use: High

Icon: Family/Single w/KidsIcon: Low Spending < $35KIcon: Few Lines of Credit – Moderate Use

Group B
Working Years | Age 35-54

B10. Getting By: Small-Town Singles and Couples
Blue collar, singles and couples, no kids. Small-town lifestyle. Financially uninvolved. High-school educated. Enjoy simple pleasures.

% of HHs: 1.88%
Income: $38.6K
Spending: $16.7K
Credit Use: High

Icon: Couple/SingleIcon: Low Spending < $35KIcon: Few Lines of Credit – Moderate Use

Group B
Working Years | Age 35-54

B11. Credit Crunched: City Families
Families with kids, living in downscale, big city neighborhoods. Blue collar occupations. High credit utilization on relatively small number of credit lines. Spenders rather than savers.

% of HHs: 0.97%
Income: $40.2K
Spending: $22.1K
Credit Use: Very High

Icon: Family/Single w/KidsIcon: Low Spending < $35KIcon: Some Lines of Credit – High Use

Group B
Working Years | Age 35-54

B12. Credit Crunched: City Singles
Mostly singles. No kids. Downscale, inner city neighborhoods. Credit poorly managed, high utilization. Spenders not savers. Impulse shoppers and lottery players. Approval seekers.

% of HHs: 1.51%
Income: $40.7K
Spending: $20.2K
Credit Use: Very High

Icon: SingleIcon: Low Spending < $35KIcon: Some Lines of Credit – High Use

Group C
Pre-Retirement | Age 55-64

C13. Retiring on Empty: Singles
Singles, mostly no kids. Scraping by. Heading towards retirement with minimal savings. Spending consumes most of income. High utilization on few lines of credit. Creatures of habit.

% of HHs: 0.29%
Income: $20K
Spending: $8.4K
Credit Use: Very High

Icon: SingleIcon: Low Spending < $35KIcon: Few Lines of Credit – High Use

Group C
Pre-Retirement | Age 55-64

C14. Burdened by Debt: Singles
Pre-retirement singles mostly in urban areas. No kids. Very modest income. Low discretionary spending. High credit balance; not risk-takers. Not tech-savvy.

% of HHs: 1.01%
Income: $31.6K
Spending: $9.6K
Credit Use: Very High

Icon: SingleIcon: Low Spending < $35KIcon: Some Lines of Credit – High Use

Group C
Pre-Retirement | Age 55-64

C15. Sensible Spenders: Families
Families with kids. Spend cautiously, discretionary spending levels low. High credit utilization. Penny pinchers with blue-collar occupations.

% of HHs: 0.34%
Income: $40.9K
Spending: $16.4K
Credit Use: High

Icon: Family/Single w/KidsIcon: Low Spending < $35KIcon: Some Lines of Credit – High Use

Group C
Pre-Retirement | Age 55-64

C16. Sensible Spenders: Small-Town Empty Nesters
No kids. Retired empty nesters. Some are married. Small towns and rural areas. Modest incomes. Trying to build savings. Conscientious consumers. Average credit use. Risk averse.

% of HHs: 0.98%
Income: $41.3K
Spending: $14.3K
Credit Use: High

Icon: Couple/SingleIcon: Low Spending < $35KIcon: Few Lines of Credit – Moderate Use

Group C
Pre-Retirement | Age 55-64

C17. Sensible Spenders: Urban Pre-Retirement Singles
Mostly singles. No kids. City dwellers. Many are renters. Modest income, low discretionary spending levels and medium credit utilization. High school educated.

% of HHs: 1.77%
Income: $43.9K
Spending: $19.7K
Credit Use: High

Icon: SingleIcon: Low Spending < $35KIcon: Few Lines of Credit – Moderate Use

Group D
Retired | Age 65+

D18. Relying On Aid: Retired Singles
Struggling retired singles. Barely getting by. Mostly Medicare/Medicaid dependent. No savings. Very low discretionary spending and income. High credit utilization; few lines of credit.

% of HHs: 0.54%
Income: $22K
Spending: $8.4K
Credit Use: Very High

Icon: SingleIcon: Low Spending < $35KIcon: Few Lines of Credit – High Use

Group D
Retired | Age 65+

D19. Rough Retirement: Small-Town and Rural Seniors
Small-town and rural retirees. Mixed married and single. Modest incomes and low discretionary spending. High credit utilization and high balances relative to income. Traditionalists. High-school educations.

% of HHs: 1.43%
Income: $39.9K
Spending: $15.7K
Credit Use: High

Icon: Couple/SingleIcon: Low Spending < $35KIcon: Few Lines of Credit – Moderate Use

Group D
Retired | Age 65+

D20. Struggling Elders: Singles
Elderly retirees. Most are single/widowed. Few credit lines. Savers with low credit utilization. Sedentary lifestyles. Medicaid/Medicare dependent.

% of HHs: 2.09%
Income: $32.5K
Spending: $11.8K
Credit Use: Moderate

Icon: SingleIcon: Low Spending < $35KIcon: Few Lines of Credit – Moderate Use

Group D
Retired | Age 65+

D21. Modest Means: Urban Retirees
Big city retirees of modest means. Low credit activity. Savers rather than spenders. Bargain hunters. Medicare/Medicaid dependent. Religious with traditional values. Use credit judiciously.

% of HHs: 1.84%
Income: $42K
Spending: $23.4K
Credit Use: High

Icon: SingleIcon: Low Spending < $35KIcon: Some Lines of Credit – Moderate Use