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Household Trends:

One-person households

Married-couple households

Unmarried-couple households:

       Male-Female couples

       Same-sex couples

Family Diversity

 

Population trends:

Unmarried Americans:

     15 years of age and older

     18 years of age and older

     Currently Divorced People

    Women 65 Years and Over

Children with Single Parents

Children with Grandparents

Rising Age of First Marriages


 

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Background Information -- Historical Trends

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Households by Type: 1980 - 2000

"Family Diversity Has Become the Norm"

 

Year Total
House-

holds
Married
with
Children
Married without Children One
Person
Single
Parent
Other
Blood

Relatives
Unmarried
Couples:
(opposite-
sex)
Other
2000 104,705,000 25,248,000 30,063,000 26,724,000 9,357,000 7,357,000 4,736,000 1,220,000
  100% 24.1% 28.7% 25.5% 8.9% 7.0% 4.5% 1.1%
                 
1999 103,874,000 25,066,000 29,703,000 26,606,000 9,547,000 7,218,000 4,486,000 1,248,000
  100% 24.1% 28.6% 25.6% 9.2% 6.9% 4.3% 1.2%
                 
1998 102,528,000 25,269,000 29,048,000 26,327,000 9,491,000 7,073,000 4,236,000 1,084,000
  100% 24.6% 28.3% 25.7% 9.3% 6.9% 4.1% 1.1%
                 
1990 93,347,000 24,537,000 27,780,000 22,999,000 7,752,000 6,021,000 2,856,000 1,402,000
  100% 26.3% 29.8% 24.6% 8.3% 6.4% 3.1% 1.5%
                 
1980 80,776,000 24,961,000 24,151,000 18,296,000 6,061,000 4,378,000 1,589,000 1,340,000
  100% 30.9% 29.9% 22.6% 7.5% 5.4% 2.0% 1.7%
                 
1970 63,401,000 25,541,000 19,214,000 10,851,000 3,316,000 3,514,000 523,000 442,000
  100% 40.3% 30.3% 17.1% 5.2% 5.5% 1.0% 1.0%

Sources:

Census dpcument: America's Families and Living Arrangements: March 2000.
Internet Release Date: 6-29-01.
http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/hh-fam.html

Table 60.  Households, Families, Subfamilies, and Married Couples: 1970 to 1999.
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2000, Section 1: Population.
Internet version last revised on 2-16-01.
http://www.census.gov/prod/www/statistical-abstract-us.html  

Table 73.  Households, 1980 to 1998, and Persons in Households, 1998, by Type of Household
and Presence of Children.
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1999, Section 1: Population.
Internet version last revised on 2-16-01.
http://www.census.gov/prod/www/statistical-abstract-us.html  

Census document: AD-2.  Unmarried-Couple Households: 1960 to Present.
Internet Release Date: 1-7-99..
http://www.census.gov/population/socdemo/ms-la/tabad-2.txt  

Table 57.  Unmarried Couples by Selected Characteristics: 1980 to 1999.
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2000, Section 1: Population.
Internet version last revised on 2-16-01.
http://www.census.gov/prod/www/statistical-abstract-us.html  

 

 

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