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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
as Unmarried America Keeps Growing"

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Year Total
Households
Married-Couple
Households
Percent Unmarried
Households
Percent

2000
from full census

105,480,101 54,493,232

51.7

43,945,222

48.3

1998

102,528,000 54,317,000

53.0

48,211,000

47.0

1995

98,990,000 53,858,000

54.4

45,132,000

45.6

1993

96,391,000 53,171,000

55.2

43,220,000

44.8

1990
from full census

91,947,410 50,708,322

55.1

41,239,088

44.9

1985

86,789,000 50,350,000

58.0

36,439,000

42.0

1980

80,776,000 49,112,000

60.8

31,664,000

39.2

1975

71,120,000 46,951,000

66.0

24,169,000

34.0

1970

63,401,000 44,728,000

70.5

18,673,000

29.5

1965

57,436,000 41,689,000

72.6

15,747,000

27.4

1960

52,799,000 39,254,000

74.3

13,545,000

25.7

1955

47,874,000 36,251,000

75.7

11,623,000

24.3

1950

43,554,000 34,075,000

78.2

9,479,000

21.8

Sources:

The data in this table is taken from annual Current Population Surveys, except for the years 2000 and 1990 where the data comes from the full census of the nation.

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

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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