Middle-income married couples with children, ranging in age from upper 30s to upper 50s. Some are high school graduates, while others have completed college. Occupations vary.
Striving Immigrant Families
Lower-income suburban immigrant families.
Struggling families that are on a tight budget and work in service or skill-based jobs. Most have a high school education or lower and some own their homes.
Movers and Shakers
Mobile suburban couples without kids.
More than 50% of these younger married couples have moved in the past five years. They earn comfortable incomes and work in management or professional careers. Some have completed college.
Mobile suburban singles.
A high proportion of these pre-middle-age to middle-age singles have moved to the suburbs in the past 4 years. Some have a college education and work in professional or management careers.
Suburban super-rich couples with children.
Middle-aged married couples with a luxurious lifestyle in the suburbs. More than 15% have a family income of $200,000 or more. The majority have a college or graduate school degree, and most own their homes.