Catoosa 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 15,745 100.00% 20,425 100.00%
Married Couple 10,301 65.42% 12,386 60.64%
With Children* 4,832 30.69% 5,499 26.92%
Without Children* 5,469 34.73% 6,887 33.72%
Female Householder, no spouse 1,621 10.30% 2,251 11.02%
With Children* 894 5.68% 1,314 6.43%
Without Children* 727 4.62% 937 4.59%
Male Householder, no spouse 444 2.82% 754 3.69%
With Children* 207 1.31% 420 2.06%
Without Children* 237 1.51% 334 1.64%
Non-Family Households 3,379 21.46% 5,034 24.65%
Living Alone 3,033 19.26% 4,351 21.30%
Two or More Persons 346 2.20% 683 3.34%

*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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