Custer 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 770 100.00% 1,480 100.00%
Married Couple 509 66.10% 956 64.59%
With Children* 198 25.71% 298 20.14%
Without Children* 311 40.39% 658 44.46%
Female Householder, no spouse 42 5.45% 80 5.41%
With Children* 23 2.99% 55 3.72%
Without Children* 19 2.47% 25 1.69%
Male Householder, no spouse 18 2.34% 42 2.84%
With Children* 10 1.30% 24 1.62%
Without Children* 8 1.04% 18 1.22%
Non-Family Households 201 26.10% 402 27.16%
Living Alone 180 23.38% 352 23.78%
Two or More Persons 21 2.73% 50 3.38%

*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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