Crawford 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 15,251 100.00% 19,702 100.00%
Married Couple 10,307 67.58% 12,258 62.22%
With Children* 5,073 33.26% 5,579 28.32%
Without Children* 5,234 34.32% 6,679 33.90%
Female Householder, no spouse 1,515 9.93% 2,141 10.87%
With Children* 977 6.41% 1,361 6.91%
Without Children* 538 3.53% 780 3.96%
Male Householder, no spouse 408 2.68% 761 3.86%
With Children* 204 1.34% 448 2.27%
Without Children* 204 1.34% 313 1.59%
Non-Family Households 3,021 19.81% 4,542 23.05%
Living Alone 2,728 17.89% 3,941 20.00%
Two or More Persons 293 1.92% 601 3.05%

*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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