Families by Type, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2002

(in thousands, except as indicated)

The following table shows the number of families there are in the U.S. and families by type: married couple families, households headed by a female, and hosueholds headed by a male. The number of children per household and marital status of the householder are also included.

Characteristic All
families
Married couple families Female family householder3 Male
family
householder,3
all races
All
races1
White Black His-
panic2
All
races1
White Black His-
panic2
All families 74,329 56,747 49,605 4,233 5,778 13,143 8,639 3,838 1,922 4,438
Without own children under 18 38,623 30,955 27,628 2,085 2,023 5,133 3,587 1,245 633 2,535
With own children under 18 35,705 25,792 21,978 2,148 3,754 8,010 5,052 2,593 1,259 1,903
 Average per family with
  own children under 18
1.87 1.92 1.85 1.98 2.14 1.78 1.53
Marital status of householder:                    
 Married, spouse present 56,747 56,747 49,605 4,233 5,778 —  —  —  —  — 
 Married, spouse absent 703 480 298 132 128 223
 Widowed 2,575 2,147 1,616 421 224 428
 Divorced 6,051 4,639 3,590 824 486 1,412
 Separated 1,880 1,515 993 443 351 365
 Never married 6,372 4,363 2,142 2,019 731 2,010
NOTE: (—) = not applicable.
1. Includes other races not shown separately.
2. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
3. No spouse present.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau. Web: www.census.gov

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Families by Type, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2005 Household and Family Statistics Households by Size, 1790–2004
Families by Type, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2002

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