Gilpin 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 1,308 100.00% 2,043 100.00%
Married Couple 731 55.89% 1,082 52.96%
With Children* 323 24.69% 418 20.46%
Without Children* 408 31.19% 664 32.50%
Female Householder, no spouse 71 5.43% 117 5.73%
With Children* 53 4.05% 91 4.45%
Without Children* 18 1.38% 26 1.27%
Male Householder, no spouse 46 3.52% 65 3.18%
With Children* 30 2.29% 40 1.96%
Without Children* 16 1.22% 25 1.22%
Non-Family Households 460 35.17% 779 38.13%
Living Alone 356 27.22% 547 26.77%
Two or More Persons 104 7.95% 232 11.36%

*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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