Taylor 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 43,301 100.00% 47,274 100.00%
Married Couple 25,976 59.99% 25,419 53.77%
With Children* 12,832 29.63% 11,806 24.97%
Without Children* 13,144 30.35% 13,613 28.80%
Female Householder, no spouse 4,014 9.27% 5,420 11.47%
With Children* 2,512 5.80% 3,525 7.46%
Without Children* 1,502 3.47% 1,895 4.01%
Male Householder, no spouse 1,037 2.39% 1,698 3.59%
With Children* 556 1.28% 1,052 2.23%
Without Children* 481 1.11% 646 1.37%
Non-Family Households 12,274 28.35% 14,737 31.17%
Living Alone 10,688 24.68% 12,139 25.68%
Two or More Persons 1,586 3.66% 2,598 5.50%

*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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