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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 16,764 100.00% 17,463 100.00%
Married Couple 10,676 63.68% 10,398 59.54%
With Children* 4,567 27.24% 4,045 23.16%
Without Children* 6,109 36.44% 6,353 36.38%
Female Householder, no spouse 1,380 8.23% 1,608 9.21%
With Children* 850 5.07% 967 5.54%
Without Children* 530 3.16% 641 3.67%
Male Householder, no spouse 341 2.03% 585 3.35%
With Children* 184 1.10% 301 1.72%
Without Children* 157 0.94% 284 1.63%
Non-Family Households 4,367 26.05% 4,872 27.90%
Living Alone 4,113 24.53% 4,425 25.34%
Two or More Persons 254 1.52% 447 2.56%

*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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