Crowley 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 1,165 100.00% 1,358 100.00%
Married Couple 682 58.54% 748 55.08%
With Children* 292 25.06% 332 24.45%
Without Children* 390 33.48% 416 30.63%
Female Householder, no spouse 105 9.01% 150 11.05%
With Children* 72 6.18% 103 7.58%
Without Children* 33 2.83% 47 3.46%
Male Householder, no spouse 29 2.49% 60 4.42%
With Children* 15 1.29% 33 2.43%
Without Children* 14 1.20% 27 1.99%
Non-Family Households 349 29.96% 400 29.46%
Living Alone 314 26.95% 349 25.70%
Two or More Persons 35 3.00% 51 3.76%

*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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