Pitt 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 40,491 100.00% 52,539 100.00%
Married Couple 19,369 47.84% 22,794 43.38%
With Children* 9,161 22.62% 10,249 19.51%
Without Children* 10,208 25.21% 12,545 23.88%
Female Householder, no spouse 5,857 14.46% 7,558 14.39%
With Children* 3,251 8.03% 4,590 8.74%
Without Children* 2,606 6.44% 2,968 5.65%
Male Householder, no spouse 1,208 2.98% 1,885 3.59%
With Children* 466 1.15% 854 1.63%
Without Children* 742 1.83% 1,031 1.96%
Non-Family Households 14,057 34.72% 20,302 38.64%
Living Alone 10,412 25.71% 14,852 28.27%
Two or More Persons 3,645 9.00% 5,450 10.37%

*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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