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Families by Type, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2009

(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 78,850 59,118 50,762 4,386 6,911 14,480 9,406 4,159 2,571 5,252
Without own children under 18 43,215 33,989 29,712 2,387 2,582 6,086 4,119 1,513 894 3,141
With own children under 18 35,635 25,129 21,049 1,999 4,329 8,394 5,286 2,645 1,677 2,111
 Average per family with
  own children under 18
1.86 1.93 1.93 2.02 2.13 1.74 1.68 1.85 1.94 1.55
Marital status of householder:
 Married, spouse present 59,118 59,118 50,762 4,386 6,911 —  —  —  —  — 
 Married, spouse absent 2,743 2,172 1,382 616 569 571
 Widowed 2,709 2,247 1,646 460 248 462
 Divorced 6,461 4,794 3,630 883 648 1,667
 Separated 1,946 1,599 1,028 488 430 347
 Never married 7,819 5,267 2,746 2,199 1,106 2,551
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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Household and Family Statistics Families by Type, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2002

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