U.S. Population by Household Type

Profile of General Demographic Characteristics, Census 2000

Here is a look at the U.S. population, based on the 2000 U.S. Census. Figures are broken down by household type, such as families with and without children. Find more population statistics classified by general demographic characteristics by clicking the links below.



Household by type Number Percent
Total households 105,480,101 100.0
Family households (families) 71,787,347 68.1
  With own children under 18 34,588,368 32.8
 Married-couple family 54,493,232 51.7
  With own children under 18 24,835,505 23.5
 Female householder,   no husband present 12,900,103 12.2
  With own children under 18 7,561,874 7.2
Nonfamily households 33,692,754 31.9
 Householder living alone 27,230,075 25.8
  Householder 65 and over 9,722,857 9.2
Households with individuals  under 18 38,022,115 36.0
Households with individuals 65  and over 24,672,708 23.4
Average household size 2.59 n.a.
Average family size 3.14 n.a.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000. Web: www.census.gov

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