Randall 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 34,553 100.00% 41,240 100.00%
Married Couple 21,468 62.13% 23,714 57.50%
With Children* 10,508 30.41% 10,804 26.20%
Without Children* 10,960 31.72% 12,910 31.30%
Female Householder, no spouse 2,840 8.22% 3,810 9.24%
With Children* 1,847 5.35% 2,433 5.90%
Without Children* 993 2.87% 1,377 3.34%
Male Householder, no spouse 778 2.25% 1,253 3.04%
With Children* 440 1.27% 732 1.77%
Without Children* 338 0.98% 521 1.26%
Non-Family Households 9,467 27.40% 12,463 30.22%
Living Alone 8,258 23.90% 10,492 25.44%
Two or More Persons 1,209 3.50% 1,971 4.78%

*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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