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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 63,736 100.00% 70,819 100.00%
Married Couple 37,259 58.46% 38,253 54.02%
With Children* 17,561 27.55% 17,171 24.25%
Without Children* 19,698 30.91% 21,082 29.77%
Female Householder, no spouse 7,823 12.27% 8,682 12.26%
With Children* 5,028 7.89% 5,660 7.99%
Without Children* 2,795 4.39% 3,022 4.27%
Male Householder, no spouse 1,929 3.03% 2,926 4.13%
With Children* 927 1.45% 1,608 2.27%
Without Children* 1,002 1.57% 1,318 1.86%
Non-Family Households 16,725 26.24% 20,958 29.59%
Living Alone 14,049 22.04% 17,349 24.50%
Two or More Persons 2,676 4.20% 3,609 5.10%

*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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