Aransas 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 6,938 100.00% 9,132 100.00%
Married Couple 4,330 62.41% 5,204 56.99%
With Children* 1,627 23.45% 1,746 19.12%
Without Children* 2,703 38.96% 3,458 37.87%
Female Householder, no spouse 572 8.24% 862 9.44%
With Children* 353 5.09% 524 5.74%
Without Children* 219 3.16% 338 3.70%
Male Householder, no spouse 212 3.06% 331 3.62%
With Children* 103 1.48% 192 2.10%
Without Children* 109 1.57% 139 1.52%
Non-Family Households 1,824 26.29% 2,735 29.95%
Living Alone 1,596 23.00% 2,311 25.31%
Two or More Persons 228 3.29% 424 4.64%

*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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