Harrison 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 59,557 100.00% 71,538 100.00%
Married Couple 32,618 54.77% 34,410 48.10%
With Children* 16,061 26.97% 15,444 21.59%
Without Children* 16,557 27.80% 18,966 26.51%
Female Householder, no spouse 8,264 13.88% 10,805 15.10%
With Children* 5,122 8.60% 6,715 9.39%
Without Children* 3,142 5.28% 4,090 5.72%
Male Householder, no spouse 2,039 3.42% 3,390 4.74%
With Children* 969 1.63% 1,825 2.55%
Without Children* 1,070 1.80% 1,565 2.19%
Non-Family Households 16,636 27.93% 22,933 32.06%
Living Alone 14,401 24.18% 18,472 25.82%
Two or More Persons 2,235 3.75% 4,461 6.24%

*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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