Oconee 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 22,358 100.00% 27,283 100.00%
Married Couple 13,891 62.13% 15,756 57.75%
With Children* 5,854 26.18% 5,672 20.79%
Without Children* 8,037 35.95% 10,084 36.96%
Female Householder, no spouse 2,235 10.00% 2,761 10.12%
With Children* 1,122 5.02% 1,559 5.71%
Without Children* 1,113 4.98% 1,202 4.41%
Male Householder, no spouse 749 3.35% 1,072 3.93%
With Children* 353 1.58% 555 2.03%
Without Children* 396 1.77% 517 1.89%
Non-Family Households 5,483 24.52% 7,694 28.20%
Living Alone 4,922 22.01% 6,734 24.68%
Two or More Persons 561 2.51% 960 3.52%

*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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