Bracken 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 2,872 100.00% 3,228 100.00%
Married Couple 1,793 62.43% 1,850 57.31%
With Children* 832 28.97% 807 25.00%
Without Children* 961 33.46% 1,043 32.31%
Female Householder, no spouse 280 9.75% 346 10.72%
With Children* 153 5.33% 202 6.26%
Without Children* 127 4.42% 144 4.46%
Male Householder, no spouse 106 3.69% 150 4.65%
With Children* 49 1.71% 73 2.26%
Without Children* 57 1.98% 77 2.39%
Non-Family Households 693 24.13% 882 27.32%
Living Alone 628 21.87% 773 23.95%
Two or More Persons 65 2.26% 109 3.38%

*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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