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Households and family statistics

Montgomery County, Census Years 1950-2000

HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILY STATISTICS
1950-2000
Households by type 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
Total households 45,225 92,433 156,674 207,195 282,228 324,565
Family households (families) 37,710 85,272 132,020 152,086 198,232 224,225
With own children under 18 years
        94,679 113,665
Married-couple family N/A 79,842 119,032 128,361 162,833 179,192
Percent of total households N/A 86.4% 76.0% 61.9% 57.7% 55.2%
Male householder, no wife present N/A 2,191 2,479 5,134 8,820 11,114
With own children under 18 years
N/A N/A 396 N/A 3,071 4,672
Female householder, no husband present N/A N/A 10,508 18,591 26,579 33,919
With own children under 18 years
N/A N/A 5,808 7,829 13,482 19,033
Nonfamily households 7,515 7,161 24,654 55,109 83,996 100,340
Percent of total households 16.6% 7.7% 15.7% 26.7% 29.8% 30.9%
Householder living alone N/A N/A 21,102 43,574 62,944 79,299
Householder 65 years and over, living alone N/A N/A N/A 12,604 19,408 25,022
Persons living in households 160,271 337,151 516,645 573,421 749,257 863,910
Persons per household 3.54 3.65 3.30 2.77 2.65 2.66
Total housing units 47,200 97,141 161,378 216,221 295,723 334,632

LEGEND:

N.A. Not applicable

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census; Montgomery County Department of Park and Planning, Research and Technology Center, revised May 2001.