These married couples with children lead very busy lives, with most bringing in two paychecks per household. Education level varies from high school to college.
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.
Younger suburban immigrants.
Foreign-language-speaking individuals earning lower to middle incomes. Education level varies from high school to college. Some own their homes, while others rent.