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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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2000 Census -- AASP Report

Background Information -- Historical Trends

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Households by Type: 1950 - 2000

"The Decline of Married-Couple Households"

 

Year Total Households Married-Couple Percent
2000 104,705,000 55,311,000 52.8
1998 102,528,000 54,317,000 53.0
1995 98,990,000 53,858,000 54.4
1993 96,391,000 53,171,000 55.2
1990 93,347,000 52,317,000 56.0
1985 86,789,000 50,350,000 58.0
1980 80,776,000 49,112,000 60.8
1975 71,120,000 46,951,000 66.0
1970 63,401,000 44,728,000 70.5
1965 57,436,000 41,689,000 72.6
1960 52,799,000 39,254,000 74.3
1955 47,874,000 36,251,000 75.7
1950 43,554,000 34,075,000 78.2
Sources:

Census document: HH-1.  Households by Type: 1940 to Present.   Internet Release Date: 12-11-98.
http://www.census.gov/population/socdemo/hh-fam/tabHH-1.txt

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

Update for 2000 from Current Population Survey, March 2000. Racial Statistics Population Division.
Households by Type: Tables 3, 4, and 5.   Internet Release Date: 2-22-01.
http://www.census.gov/population/socdemo/race/black/ppl-142/tab03.txt
http://www.census.gov/population/socdemo/race/black/ppl-142/tab04.txt
http://www.census.gov/population/socdemo/race/black/ppl-142/tab05.txt


 

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