Oconto 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 11,283 100.00% 13,979 100.00%
Married Couple 7,334 65.00% 8,479 60.66%
With Children* 3,371 29.88% 3,504 25.07%
Without Children* 3,963 35.12% 4,975 35.59%
Female Householder, no spouse 685 6.07% 958 6.85%
With Children* 391 3.47% 617 4.41%
Without Children* 294 2.61% 341 2.44%
Male Householder, no spouse 349 3.09% 609 4.36%
With Children* 165 1.46% 384 2.75%
Without Children* 184 1.63% 225 1.61%
Non-Family Households 2,915 25.84% 3,933 28.14%
Living Alone 2,536 22.48% 3,283 23.49%
Two or More Persons 379 3.36% 650 4.65%

*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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