Oswego 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 42,434 100.00% 45,522 100.00%
Married Couple 25,013 58.95% 24,058 52.85%
With Children* 13,017 30.68% 11,170 24.54%
Without Children* 11,996 28.27% 12,888 28.31%
Female Householder, no spouse 4,231 9.97% 4,918 10.80%
With Children* 2,622 6.18% 3,274 7.19%
Without Children* 1,609 3.79% 1,644 3.61%
Male Householder, no spouse 1,661 3.91% 2,257 4.96%
With Children* 948 2.23% 1,470 3.23%
Without Children* 713 1.68% 787 1.73%
Non-Family Households 11,529 27.17% 14,289 31.39%
Living Alone 9,150 21.56% 11,063 24.30%
Two or More Persons 2,379 5.61% 3,226 7.09%

*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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