Evangeline Parish

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 11,795 100.00% 12,736 100.00%
Married Couple 6,831 57.91% 6,657 52.27%
With Children* 3,448 29.23% 3,261 25.60%
Without Children* 3,383 28.68% 3,396 26.66%
Female Householder, no spouse 1,576 13.36% 1,972 15.48%
With Children* 982 8.33% 1,296 10.18%
Without Children* 594 5.04% 676 5.31%
Male Householder, no spouse 454 3.85% 522 4.10%
With Children* 229 1.94% 277 2.17%
Without Children* 225 1.91% 245 1.92%
Non-Family Households 2,934 24.87% 3,585 28.15%
Living Alone 2,753 23.34% 3,285 25.79%
Two or More Persons 181 1.53% 300 2.36%

*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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