Floyd 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 6,721 100.00% 6,828 100.00%
Married Couple 4,202 62.52% 3,938 57.67%
With Children* 1,782 26.51% 1,561 22.86%
Without Children* 2,420 36.01% 2,377 34.81%
Female Householder, no spouse 448 6.67% 528 7.73%
With Children* 304 4.52% 381 5.58%
Without Children* 144 2.14% 147 2.15%
Male Householder, no spouse 138 2.05% 242 3.54%
With Children* 72 1.07% 142 2.08%
Without Children* 66 0.98% 100 1.46%
Non-Family Households 1,933 28.76% 2,120 31.05%
Living Alone 1,788 26.60% 1,911 27.99%
Two or More Persons 145 2.16% 209 3.06%

*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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