Tooele 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 8,581 100.00% 12,677 100.00%
Married Couple 5,646 65.80% 8,372 66.04%
With Children* 3,254 37.92% 4,889 38.57%
Without Children* 2,392 27.88% 3,483 27.47%
Female Householder, no spouse 856 9.98% 1,200 9.47%
With Children* 612 7.13% 790 6.23%
Without Children* 244 2.84% 410 3.23%
Male Householder, no spouse 281 3.27% 554 4.37%
With Children* 179 2.09% 332 2.62%
Without Children* 102 1.19% 222 1.75%
Non-Family Households 1,798 20.95% 2,551 20.12%
Living Alone 1,579 18.40% 2,128 16.79%
Two or More Persons 219 2.55% 423 3.34%

*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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