Oneida 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 92,562 100.00% 90,496 100.00%
Married Couple 50,430 54.48% 44,474 49.14%
With Children* 22,821 24.65% 18,812 20.79%
Without Children* 27,609 29.83% 25,662 28.36%
Female Householder, no spouse 10,385 11.22% 10,889 12.03%
With Children* 5,791 6.26% 6,678 7.38%
Without Children* 4,594 4.96% 4,211 4.65%
Male Householder, no spouse 2,920 3.15% 3,807 4.21%
With Children* 1,255 1.36% 2,065 2.28%
Without Children* 1,665 1.80% 1,742 1.92%
Non-Family Households 28,827 31.14% 31,326 34.62%
Living Alone 24,950 26.95% 26,731 29.54%
Two or More Persons 3,877 4.19% 4,595 5.08%

*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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