Weber 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 53,253 100.00% 65,698 100.00%
Married Couple 32,963 61.90% 39,571 60.23%
With Children* 17,451 32.77% 20,510 31.22%
Without Children* 15,512 29.13% 19,061 29.01%
Female Householder, no spouse 5,535 10.39% 7,007 10.67%
With Children* 3,672 6.90% 4,310 6.56%
Without Children* 1,863 3.50% 2,697 4.11%
Male Householder, no spouse 1,593 2.99% 2,971 4.52%
With Children* 861 1.62% 1,639 2.49%
Without Children* 732 1.37% 1,332 2.03%
Non-Family Households 13,162 24.72% 16,149 24.58%
Living Alone 11,222 21.07% 13,128 19.98%
Two or More Persons 1,940 3.64% 3,021 4.60%

*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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