Thursday, 26th April 2012
Households and Families: 2010
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
From the press release:
The brief revealed that the percent increase for nonfamily households between 2000 and 2010 was double that for family households. The number of nonfamily households increased 16 percent, from 34 million in 2000 to 39 million in 2010, while family households increased 8 percent, from 72 million in 2000 to 78 million in 2010. Sixty-six percent of all households in 2010 were family households — defined as a household where two or more people who are related by birth, marriage or adoption live together. Forty-eight percent of all households in 2010 were husband-wife households.
Despite the diversity among households in the United States in 2010, the majority of the population fell into three groups in terms of their relationship to the person who owned or rented the home (the householder). The householder, their spouse, and their sons and daughters comprised 262 million people or 87 percent of the population in 2010. Of the 89 million children of householders, 93 percent were biological children. There were approximately twice as many stepchildren (4.2 million) as adopted children (2.1 million).
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By Peggy Garvin
Peggy Garvin, of Garvin Information Consulting, is the author of United States Government Internet Directory (Bernan Press) and Real World Research Skills, 2009 (TheCapitol.Net). In her 20 years in the information business, Peggy has managed electronic information products and services in a variety of environments, including commercial publishing, e-commerce, law firms, and the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. Peggy's work has been recognized with the 2011 SLA Dow Jones Leadership Award. She has a Masters of Library Science degree from Syracuse University School of Information Studies.
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