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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 18,337 100.00% 24,052 100.00%
Married Couple 12,771 69.65% 14,826 61.64%
With Children* 6,607 36.03% 7,095 29.50%
Without Children* 6,164 33.62% 7,731 32.14%
Female Householder, no spouse 1,817 9.91% 2,986 12.41%
With Children* 1,040 5.67% 1,813 7.54%
Without Children* 777 4.24% 1,173 4.88%
Male Householder, no spouse 533 2.91% 1,071 4.45%
With Children* 259 1.41% 499 2.07%
Without Children* 274 1.49% 572 2.38%
Non-Family Households 3,216 17.54% 5,169 21.49%
Living Alone 2,638 14.39% 4,070 16.92%
Two or More Persons 578 3.15% 1,099 4.57%

*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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