Hamilton 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 111,799 100.00% 124,444 100.00%
Married Couple 60,790 54.37% 62,429 50.17%
With Children* 26,162 23.40% 24,739 19.88%
Without Children* 34,628 30.97% 37,690 30.29%
Female Householder, no spouse 15,042 13.45% 16,797 13.50%
With Children* 8,088 7.23% 9,213 7.40%
Without Children* 6,954 6.22% 7,584 6.09%
Male Householder, no spouse 3,132 2.80% 4,466 3.59%
With Children* 1,236 1.11% 1,993 1.60%
Without Children* 1,896 1.70% 2,473 1.99%
Non-Family Households 32,835 29.37% 40,752 32.75%
Living Alone 29,025 25.96% 34,714 27.90%
Two or More Persons 3,810 3.41% 6,038 4.85%

*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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