Greene County

HOUSEHOLD AND FAMILY STRUCTURE

A household is defined as one or more people living in a residence. A family is more than one person living together, either married or of the same bloodline. The head of a household is one of the people who owns or rents the residence and was indicated first on the Census questionnaire.

The tendency for people to marry at an older age and the number of married people getting divorced may have contributed to the overall drop in married couples. Also, it may more culturally acceptable for people to not get married at all or to have non-traditional relationships.

Household Types, 1990-2000
1990 2000
Number Percent Number Percent
Total Households 3,512 100.00% 3,931 100.00%
Married Couple 1,475 42.00% 1,430 36.38%
With Children* 668 19.02% 581 14.78%
Without Children* 807 22.98% 849 21.60%
Female Householder, no spouse 894 25.46% 1,067 27.14%
With Children* 495 14.09% 653 16.61%
Without Children* 399 11.36% 414 10.53%
Male Householder, no spouse 163 4.64% 154 3.92%
With Children* 53 1.51% 52 1.32%
Without Children* 110 3.13% 102 2.59%
Non-Family Households 980 27.90% 1,280 32.56%
Living Alone 917 26.11% 1,211 30.81%
Two or More Persons 63 1.79% 69 1.76%

*In this table, children are people under age 18.

Source: Census 2000 analyzed by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN).

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