Graham 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 1,435 100.00% 1,263 100.00%
Married Couple 899 62.65% 751 59.46%
With Children* 368 25.64% 289 22.88%
Without Children* 531 37.00% 462 36.58%
Female Householder, no spouse 73 5.09% 75 5.94%
With Children* 48 3.34% 49 3.88%
Without Children* 25 1.74% 26 2.06%
Male Householder, no spouse 27 1.88% 22 1.74%
With Children* 9 0.63% 8 0.63%
Without Children* 18 1.25% 14 1.11%
Non-Family Households 436 30.38% 415 32.86%
Living Alone 404 28.15% 380 30.09%
Two or More Persons 32 2.23% 35 2.77%

*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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