Montrose 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 9,405 100.00% 13,043 100.00%
Married Couple 5,972 63.50% 7,696 59.00%
With Children* 2,563 27.25% 3,195 24.50%
Without Children* 3,409 36.25% 4,501 34.51%
Female Householder, no spouse 758 8.06% 1,133 8.69%
With Children* 509 5.41% 734 5.63%
Without Children* 249 2.65% 399 3.06%
Male Householder, no spouse 243 2.58% 482 3.70%
With Children* 150 1.59% 314 2.41%
Without Children* 93 0.99% 168 1.29%
Non-Family Households 2,432 25.86% 3,732 28.61%
Living Alone 2,118 22.52% 3,168 24.29%
Two or More Persons 314 3.34% 564 4.32%

*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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