Greene 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 21,482 100.00% 25,756 100.00%
Married Couple 13,290 61.87% 14,347 55.70%
With Children* 5,608 26.11% 5,467 21.23%
Without Children* 7,682 35.76% 8,880 34.48%
Female Householder, no spouse 2,295 10.68% 2,790 10.83%
With Children* 1,159 5.40% 1,505 5.84%
Without Children* 1,136 5.29% 1,285 4.99%
Male Householder, no spouse 695 3.24% 993 3.86%
With Children* 323 1.50% 547 2.12%
Without Children* 372 1.73% 446 1.73%
Non-Family Households 5,202 24.22% 7,626 29.61%
Living Alone 4,747 22.10% 6,655 25.84%
Two or More Persons 455 2.12% 971 3.77%

*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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