Alger 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 3,337 100.00% 3,785 100.00%
Married Couple 2,041 61.16% 2,157 56.99%
With Children* 869 26.04% 762 20.13%
Without Children* 1,172 35.12% 1,395 36.86%
Female Householder, no spouse 282 8.45% 287 7.58%
With Children* 168 5.03% 169 4.46%
Without Children* 114 3.42% 118 3.12%
Male Householder, no spouse 112 3.36% 143 3.78%
With Children* 59 1.77% 92 2.43%
Without Children* 53 1.59% 51 1.35%
Non-Family Households 902 27.03% 1,198 31.65%
Living Alone 810 24.27% 1,016 26.84%
Two or More Persons 92 2.76% 182 4.81%

*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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