Ranging in age from mid-30s to early 60s, these highly educated immigrants earn high salaries. A high proportion are homeowners.
Single- income families living in the suburbs.
Families with one partner working and the other a stay-at-home parent. Some have a college education and work in the service industry or management.
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.
Dollars and Sense
Suburban, financially savvy families.
More than 20% of these middle-aged married couples with children have a second mortgage or home equity loan. Most earn moderate incomes and work in management or professional occupations.
Wealthy married couples with children.
These affluent families live a very comfortable life in the suburbs. More than 20% have a family income over $125,000. Most have earned a college or graduate school degree, and most own their homes.