Lubbock 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 81,534 100.00% 92,516 100.00%
Married Couple 44,504 54.58% 44,576 48.18%
With Children* 21,808 26.75% 20,352 22.00%
Without Children* 22,696 27.84% 24,224 26.18%
Female Householder, no spouse 8,487 10.41% 11,635 12.58%
With Children* 4,968 6.09% 7,074 7.65%
Without Children* 3,519 4.32% 4,561 4.93%
Male Householder, no spouse 2,471 3.03% 3,879 4.19%
With Children* 1,080 1.32% 1,939 2.10%
Without Children* 1,391 1.71% 1,940 2.10%
Non-Family Households 26,072 31.98% 32,426 35.05%
Living Alone 20,769 25.47% 24,910 26.93%
Two or More Persons 5,303 6.50% 7,516 8.12%

*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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