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U.S. Households by Type, 1980–2006

The following table gives the number of U.S. households for select years from 1980 to 2006. Data is also given by family and nonfamily households.

Type of household Households
Number Percent distribution
1980 1990 2000 2004 2006 2000 2004 2006
Total households 80,776,000 93,347,000 104,705,000 112,000,000 114,384,000 100% 100% 100%
Family households 59,550,000 66,090,000 72,025,000 76,217,000 77,402,000 69 68 68
 Married-couple family 49,112,000 52,317,000 55,311,000 57,719,000 58,179,000 53 52 51
 Male householder, no spouse present 1,733,000 2,884,000 4,028,000 4,716,000 5,130,000 4 4 4
 Female householder, no spouse present 8,705,000 10,890,000 12,687,000 13,781,000 14,093,000 12 12 12
Nonfamily households 21,226,000 27,257,000 32,680,000 35,783,000 36,982,000 31 32 32
  Living alone 18,296,000 22,999,000 26,724,000 29,586,000 30,453,000 26 26 27
 Male householder 8,807,000 11,606,000 14,641,000 16,136,000 16,753,000 14 14 15
  Living alone 6,966,000 9,049,000 11,181,000 12,562,000 13,061,000 11 11 11
 Female householder 12,419,000 15,651,000 18,039,000 19,647,000 20,230,000 17 18 18
  Living alone 11,330,000 13,950,000 15,543,000 17,024,000 17,392,000 15 15 15
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Reports. From Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2002, 2006, and 2008.

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