Household Type




In 2010, the American Community Survey recorded that roughly 67% of households were family households throughout the United States.  Family households were defined as household with married couples and single parent families, with or without children.


In addition, median income levels for household types reveal  that,  on average, married families with children make more than married families that do not have children, with median incomes for families with children hovering around $77,000 and $69,000 for families without children.

However, single householder families without children make more than single householder families with children.  The disparity between male and female householder pay is evident in both single male and single female householder families with and without children.  The disparity is strongest in female householder families with children:  the median for this group is around $23,000 a year, whereas the corresponding median for a single male householders with children is $35,000 a year.

The trend graph reveals how certain types of households have been changing through time.  Since 1990, married families with children have been on the decline, falling from 27% to 21% of households in the United States.  On the other hand, nonfamily householders living alone have been on the rise, climbing from 25% to 27% of all households in the United States.