Cleveland 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 32,037 100.00% 37,046 100.00%
Married Couple 19,011 59.34% 20,359 54.96%
With Children* 8,127 25.37% 8,278 22.35%
Without Children* 10,884 33.97% 12,081 32.61%
Female Householder, no spouse 4,168 13.01% 5,085 13.73%
With Children* 2,177 6.80% 2,820 7.61%
Without Children* 1,991 6.21% 2,265 6.11%
Male Householder, no spouse 1,103 3.44% 1,557 4.20%
With Children* 443 1.38% 821 2.22%
Without Children* 660 2.06% 736 1.99%
Non-Family Households 7,755 24.21% 10,045 27.11%
Living Alone 7,011 21.88% 8,746 23.61%
Two or More Persons 744 2.32% 1,299 3.51%

*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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