Pocahontas 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 3,820 100.00% 3,617 100.00%
Married Couple 2,424 63.46% 2,109 58.31%
With Children* 1,050 27.49% 854 23.61%
Without Children* 1,374 35.97% 1,255 34.70%
Female Householder, no spouse 169 4.42% 215 5.94%
With Children* 93 2.43% 149 4.12%
Without Children* 76 1.99% 66 1.82%
Male Householder, no spouse 87 2.28% 107 2.96%
With Children* 36 0.94% 63 1.74%
Without Children* 51 1.34% 44 1.22%
Non-Family Households 1,140 29.84% 1,186 32.79%
Living Alone 1,065 27.88% 1,094 30.25%
Two or More Persons 75 1.96% 92 2.54%

*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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