Families by Type and Race, 2010

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 households headed by a male. Data is the most recent available.

 Race of Family Reference Person    
 TotalWhite aloneWhite alone, non-HispanicBlack aloneAsian aloneHispanic (any race)
Total 83,617 67,55656,50310,1453,98311,887
Married couples 60,384 51,626 44,841 4,409 3,198 7,204
With children under 18 25,317 21,106 17,022 1,964 1,667 4,348
Without children under 18 35,067 30,520 27,819 2,445 1,531 2,856
Unmarried parent couple1 1,765 1,351 889 311 27 508
Mother only with children under 182 9,924 6,396 4,404 2,977 235 2,186
Father only with children under 182 1,762 1,333 1,053 303 57 313
Householder and other relatives3 9,783 6,850 5,316 2,145 467 1,676
Grandparent householder with grandchildren under 18 1,179 747 543 348 39 217
Householder with adult children 5,307 3,838 3,171 1,157 160 743
Householder with young adult child age 18-24 2,032 1,416 1,124 504 55 326
Householder with parent 2,339 1,590 1,118 451 220 515
NOTE: (—) = not applicable.
1. These couples have at least one joint never married child under 18.
2. Parents may have a cohabiting partner, but none of their children are also identified as the child of their cohabiting partner.
3. Sub-categories of "householder and other relative" are not mutually exclusive.
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
Families by Type and Race, 2010

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