Storey 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 1,006 100.00% 1,462 100.00%
Married Couple 581 57.75% 798 54.58%
With Children* 233 23.16% 228 15.60%
Without Children* 348 34.59% 570 38.99%
Female Householder, no spouse 68 6.76% 110 7.52%
With Children* 35 3.48% 55 3.76%
Without Children* 33 3.28% 55 3.76%
Male Householder, no spouse 42 4.17% 61 4.17%
With Children* 19 1.89% 36 2.46%
Without Children* 23 2.29% 25 1.71%
Non-Family Households 315 31.31% 493 33.72%
Living Alone 251 24.95% 374 25.58%
Two or More Persons 64 6.36% 119 8.14%

*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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