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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 153,416 100.00% 184,723 100.00%
Married Couple 84,016 54.76% 93,161 50.43%
With Children* 27,075 17.65% 29,883 16.18%
Without Children* 56,941 37.12% 63,278 34.26%
Female Householder, no spouse 14,522 9.47% 20,098 10.88%
With Children* 7,543 4.92% 11,127 6.02%
Without Children* 6,979 4.55% 8,971 4.86%
Male Householder, no spouse 4,342 2.83% 6,805 3.68%
With Children* 1,823 1.19% 3,433 1.86%
Without Children* 2,519 1.64% 3,372 1.83%
Non-Family Households 50,536 32.94% 64,659 35.00%
Living Alone 40,492 26.39% 51,579 27.92%
Two or More Persons 10,044 6.55% 13,080 7.08%

*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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