Roger Mills 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 1,586 100.00% 1,428 100.00%
Married Couple 1,054 66.46% 840 58.82%
With Children* 471 29.70% 337 23.60%
Without Children* 583 36.76% 503 35.22%
Female Householder, no spouse 100 6.31% 97 6.79%
With Children* 57 3.59% 52 3.64%
Without Children* 43 2.71% 45 3.15%
Male Householder, no spouse 40 2.52% 51 3.57%
With Children* 23 1.45% 31 2.17%
Without Children* 17 1.07% 20 1.40%
Non-Family Households 392 24.72% 440 30.81%
Living Alone 377 23.77% 409 28.64%
Two or More Persons 15 0.95% 31 2.17%

*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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