Saline 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 19,826 100.00% 21,436 100.00%
Married Couple 11,171 56.35% 11,336 52.88%
With Children* 5,052 25.48% 4,983 23.25%
Without Children* 6,119 30.86% 6,353 29.64%
Female Householder, no spouse 1,851 9.34% 2,078 9.69%
With Children* 1,230 6.20% 1,387 6.47%
Without Children* 621 3.13% 691 3.22%
Male Householder, no spouse 488 2.46% 797 3.72%
With Children* 274 1.38% 521 2.43%
Without Children* 214 1.08% 276 1.29%
Non-Family Households 6,316 31.86% 7,225 33.70%
Living Alone 5,407 27.27% 6,075 28.34%
Two or More Persons 909 4.58% 1,150 5.36%

*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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