Fremont 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 3,217 100.00% 3,199 100.00%
Married Couple 2,023 62.88% 1,884 58.89%
With Children* 851 26.45% 739 23.10%
Without Children* 1,172 36.43% 1,145 35.79%
Female Householder, no spouse 210 6.53% 261 8.16%
With Children* 125 3.89% 167 5.22%
Without Children* 85 2.64% 94 2.94%
Male Householder, no spouse 76 2.36% 98 3.06%
With Children* 38 1.18% 59 1.84%
Without Children* 38 1.18% 39 1.22%
Non-Family Households 908 28.23% 956 29.88%
Living Alone 840 26.11% 840 26.26%
Two or More Persons 68 2.11% 116 3.63%

*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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