These married couples without children earn handsome salaries, but have significantly higher mortgages than the national average. Most own their homes, and some have a college education.
Single in the Suburbs
Middle- to upper-income singles living in the suburbs.
Singles ranging in age from 30s to 60s who earn a comfortable income. Some own their homes, and their careers range from management to service industry.
Leave It to Beaver
Middle- to upper-income suburban families.
Ranging in age from 30s to 50s, these married couples with children are likely to own their home and work in management, professional, or skill-based occupations. Education level varies from high school to college.
Suburban Empty Nesters
Older suburban couples with grown-up children.
Ranging in age from lower 50s to mid-60s, these couples have children that have left the nest. Most earn middle to upper incomes and own their homes.
Wide Open Foyers
Suburban families living in large houses.
These well-off married couples with children own their own homes, and the homes are bigger than average. Age ranges from the mid-30s to the upper 50s. Most are highly educated professionals, many with advanced degrees.