Marshall 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 4,194 100.00% 4,101 100.00%
Married Couple 2,671 63.69% 2,467 60.16%
With Children* 1,303 31.07% 1,020 24.87%
Without Children* 1,368 32.62% 1,447 35.28%
Female Householder, no spouse 207 4.94% 221 5.39%
With Children* 117 2.79% 138 3.37%
Without Children* 90 2.15% 83 2.02%
Male Householder, no spouse 139 3.31% 148 3.61%
With Children* 52 1.24% 80 1.95%
Without Children* 87 2.07% 68 1.66%
Non-Family Households 1,177 28.06% 1,265 30.85%
Living Alone 1,102 26.28% 1,177 28.70%
Two or More Persons 75 1.79% 88 2.15%

*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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