Cassia 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 6,373 100.00% 7,060 100.00%
Married Couple 4,286 67.25% 4,605 65.23%
With Children* 2,331 36.58% 2,407 34.09%
Without Children* 1,955 30.68% 2,198 31.13%
Female Householder, no spouse 456 7.16% 621 8.80%
With Children* 307 4.82% 417 5.91%
Without Children* 149 2.34% 204 2.89%
Male Householder, no spouse 189 2.97% 263 3.73%
With Children* 103 1.62% 168 2.38%
Without Children* 86 1.35% 95 1.35%
Non-Family Households 1,442 22.63% 1,571 22.25%
Living Alone 1,303 20.45% 1,378 19.52%
Two or More Persons 139 2.18% 193 2.73%

*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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