Garfield 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 11,266 100.00% 16,229 100.00%
Married Couple 6,727 59.71% 9,340 57.55%
With Children* 3,413 30.29% 4,706 29.00%
Without Children* 3,314 29.42% 4,634 28.55%
Female Householder, no spouse 859 7.62% 1,265 7.79%
With Children* 599 5.32% 906 5.58%
Without Children* 260 2.31% 359 2.21%
Male Householder, no spouse 380 3.37% 681 4.20%
With Children* 237 2.10% 428 2.64%
Without Children* 143 1.27% 253 1.56%
Non-Family Households 3,300 29.29% 4,943 30.46%
Living Alone 2,510 22.28% 3,704 22.82%
Two or More Persons 790 7.01% 1,239 7.63%

*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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