Ozaukee 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 25,707 100.00% 30,857 100.00%
Married Couple 18,246 70.98% 20,244 65.61%
With Children* 8,822 34.32% 9,471 30.69%
Without Children* 9,424 36.66% 10,773 34.91%
Female Householder, no spouse 1,654 6.43% 1,994 6.46%
With Children* 891 3.47% 1,205 3.91%
Without Children* 763 2.97% 789 2.56%
Male Householder, no spouse 587 2.28% 776 2.51%
With Children* 250 0.97% 428 1.39%
Without Children* 337 1.31% 348 1.13%
Non-Family Households 5,220 20.31% 7,843 25.42%
Living Alone 4,374 17.01% 6,601 21.39%
Two or More Persons 846 3.29% 1,242 4.03%

*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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