Crawford 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 14,606 100.00% 15,504 100.00%
Married Couple 7,547 51.67% 7,426 47.90%
With Children* 3,215 22.01% 3,169 20.44%
Without Children* 4,332 29.66% 4,257 27.46%
Female Householder, no spouse 1,234 8.45% 1,440 9.29%
With Children* 739 5.06% 905 5.84%
Without Children* 495 3.39% 535 3.45%
Male Householder, no spouse 364 2.49% 570 3.68%
With Children* 176 1.20% 338 2.18%
Without Children* 188 1.29% 232 1.50%
Non-Family Households 5,461 37.39% 6,068 39.14%
Living Alone 4,636 31.74% 4,751 30.64%
Two or More Persons 825 5.65% 1,317 8.49%

*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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