Bleckley 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 3,816 100.00% 4,372 100.00%
Married Couple 2,223 58.25% 2,263 51.76%
With Children* 1,003 26.28% 940 21.50%
Without Children* 1,220 31.97% 1,323 30.26%
Female Householder, no spouse 534 13.99% 679 15.53%
With Children* 308 8.07% 408 9.33%
Without Children* 226 5.92% 271 6.20%
Male Householder, no spouse 107 2.80% 180 4.12%
With Children* 43 1.13% 92 2.10%
Without Children* 64 1.68% 88 2.01%
Non-Family Households 952 24.95% 1,250 28.59%
Living Alone 884 23.17% 1,115 25.50%
Two or More Persons 68 1.78% 135 3.09%

*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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