Monroe 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 3,196 100.00% 3,228 100.00%
Married Couple 1,905 59.61% 1,814 56.20%
With Children* 797 24.94% 741 22.96%
Without Children* 1,108 34.67% 1,073 33.24%
Female Householder, no spouse 242 7.57% 276 8.55%
With Children* 144 4.51% 178 5.51%
Without Children* 98 3.07% 98 3.04%
Male Householder, no spouse 91 2.85% 120 3.72%
With Children* 40 1.25% 65 2.01%
Without Children* 51 1.60% 55 1.70%
Non-Family Households 958 29.97% 1,018 31.54%
Living Alone 893 27.94% 903 27.97%
Two or More Persons 65 2.03% 115 3.56%

*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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