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Complete Health Indicator Report of Utah Population Characteristics: Household Structure

Definition

Percentage of households by family type and presence of children.

Numerator

Number of households in each family type and presence of children group.

Denominator

Total number of households.

Why Is This Important?

The number of parents living with a child helps to determine the human and economic resources available to that child. Children who live with one parent are more likely to live in poverty than are children who grow up in households with two adults. Single parents also face specific challenges including lack of leisure time, increased need for child care, and stressed financial resources.

How Are We Doing?

Non-family households (either a householder living alone or with other, unrelated, persons) constituted less than a quarter (24.8%) of Utah households in the 2010 decennial census; the 2016 American Community Survey (ACS) estimate was 24.6%. In 2010, of all Utah households, 7.8% were single householders with children; the 2016 ACS estimate was 7.6%.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

In 2000, 63.2% of Utah households included a married couple, either with or without children, the 2016 ACS now estimates this proportion to be 61.3%. In 2000, the U.S. estimate was 51.7%; by 2016 this had fallen to 47.9%. When we examine married couple households in Utah we see that in 2000, 55.4% of these households had children under 18.^1^ By 2016 this percentage had fallen to 49.6%.^2^ The estimate for this type of household in the U.S. was 45.5% in 2000,^1^ and has since fallen to 39.0%^2^ according to the 2000 Census SF-1 and 2016 ACS table CP-02 1-year estimates.[[br]] [[br]] ---- 1. calculated by dividing percentage of married couple households with children (35.0% for Utah; 23.5% for U.S.) into the percentage of total married couple households (63.2% for Utah; 51.7% for U.S.) for 2000.[[br]] 2. calculated by dividing percentage of married couple households with children (30.4% for Utah; 18.7% for U.S.) into the percentage of total married couple households (61.3% for Utah; 47.9% for U.S.) for 2016.


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Graphical Data Views

Percentage of Households With Children Under 18 That Were Headed by a Single Female (No Husband Present) by County, Utah, 2012-2016 ACS

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CountyPercentage of HouseholdsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 31
Beaver6.2%3.4%9.0%
Box Elder3.8%2.9%4.7%
Cache4.0%3.3%4.7%
Carbon5.6%4.4%6.8%
Daggett0.5%-1.3%2.3%
Davis5.5%5.0%6.0%
Duchesne4.8%3.9%5.7%
Emery3.2%2.0%4.4%
Garfield3.7%1.9%5.5%
Grand3.8%1.5%6.1%
Iron5.7%4.3%7.1%
Juab7.5%5.1%9.9%
Kane1.4%0.2%2.6%
Millard5.0%3.0%7.0%
Morgan1.2%0.2%2.2%
Piute2.4%0.4%4.4%
Rich5.4%1.9%8.9%
Salt Lake5.9%5.6%6.2%
San Juan7.6%6.0%9.2%
Sanpete4.5%3.3%5.7%
Sevier4.1%2.7%5.5%
Summit4.2%3.2%5.2%
Tooele5.4%4.2%6.6%
Uintah5.1%3.7%6.5%
Utah4.4%4.1%4.7%
Wasatch4.8%3.1%6.5%
Washington5.7%4.9%6.5%
Wayne1.2%0.0%2.4%
Weber6.4%5.8%7.0%
State5.4%5.2%5.6%
U.S.7.0%7.0%7.0%

Data Notes

The confidence intervals are 90%.

Data Sources

  • U.S. Bureau of the Census
  • American Community Survey


Percentage of Households by Family Type and Presence of Children, Utah and U.S., 2016 ACS

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Utah vs. U.S. by YearHousehold StructurePercentage of Households
Record Count: 60
UT 11Married, Children30.2%
UT 11Married, No Children30.2%
UT 11Single, Children8.2%
UT 11Single, No Children6.3%
UT 11Non-family Household25.1%
UT 12Married, Children30.6%
UT 12Married, No Children30.0%
UT 12Single, Children8.0%
UT 12Single, No Children5.8%
UT 12Non-family Household25.6%
UT 13Married, Children31.5%
UT 13Married, No Children29.9%
UT 13Single, Children7.7%
UT 13Single, No Children6.2%
UT 13Non-family Household24.7%
UT 14Married, Children30.8%
UT 14Married, No Children30.9%
UT 14Single, Children7.7%
UT 14Single, No Children5.9%
UT 14Non-family Household24.7%
UT 15Married, Children29.9%
UT 15Married, No Children30.8%
UT 15Single, Children7.3%
UT 15Single, No Children6.5%
UT 15Non-family Household25.5%
UT 16Married, Children30.4%
UT 16Married, No Children30.9%
UT 16Single, Children7.6%
UT 16Single, No Children6.5%
UT 16Non-family Household24.6%
US 11Married, Children19.6%
US 11Married, No Children28.7%
US 11Single, Children9.7%
US 11Single, No Children8.1%
US 11Non-family Household33.8%
US 12Married, Children19.3%
US 12Married, No Children28.8%
US 12Single, Children9.6%
US 12Single, No Children8.3%
US 12Non-family Household34.0%
US 13Married, Children19.1%
US 13Married, No Children28.9%
US 13Single, Children9.5%
US 13Single, No Children8.4%
US 13Non-family Household34.1%
US 14Married, Children18.9%
US 14Married, No Children29.0%
US 14Single, Children9.3%
US 14Single, No Children8.6%
US 14Non-family Household34.2%
US 15Married, Children18.8%
US 15Married, No Children29.2%
US 15Single, Children9.1%
US 15Single, No Children8.5%
US 15Non-family Household34.4%
US 16Married, Children18.7%
US 16Married, No Children29.2%
US 16Single, Children9.0%
US 16Single, No Children8.5%
US 16Non-family Household34.6%

Data Notes

The data are from the American Community Survey Table CP02 1-year estimates.[[br]] Non-family household: a householder living alone or with non-relatives only.

Data Sources

  • U.S. Bureau of the Census
  • American Community Survey


Percentage of Households by Family Type and Presence of Children, Utah and U.S., 2000 and 2010 Census

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Utah vs. U.S. by Census YearHousehold StructurePercentage of Households
Record Count: 20
UT 2000Married, Children35.0%
UT 2000Married, No Children28.1%
UT 2000Single, Children7.7%
UT 2000Single, No Children5.5%
UT 2000Non-family Household23.7%
UT 2010Married, Children31.7%
UT 2010Married, No Children29.3%
UT 2010Single, Children7.8%
UT 2010Single, No Children6.4%
UT 2010Non-family Household24.8%
US 2000Married, Children23.5%
US 2000Married, No Children28.1%
US 2000Single, Children9.2%
US 2000Single, No Children7.1%
US 2000Non-family Household31.9%
US 2010Married, Children20.2%
US 2010Married, No Children28.2%
US 2010Single, Children9.6%
US 2010Single, No Children8.5%
US 2010Non-family Household35.5%

Data Notes

Non-family household: a householder living alone or with non-relatives only.

Data Sources

  • U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census
  • U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census


Percentage of Households With Children Under 18 That Were Headed by a Single Female (No Husband Present) by Local Health District, Utah, 2012-2016 ACS

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Local Health DistrictPercentage of All HouseholdsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 15
Bear River4.0%3.5%4.5%
Central4.7%3.9%5.5%
Davis County5.5%5.0%6.0%
Salt Lake County5.9%5.6%6.2%
San Juan7.6%6.0%9.2%
Southeast4.6%3.7%5.5%
Southwest5.5%4.9%6.1%
Summit4.2%3.2%5.2%
Tooele5.4%4.2%6.6%
TriCounty4.9%4.0%5.8%
Utah County4.4%4.1%4.7%
Wasatch4.8%3.1%6.5%
Weber-Morgan6.3%5.8%6.8%
State of Utah5.4%5.2%5.6%
U.S.7.0%7.0%7.0%

Data Notes

The confidence intervals are 90%. Prior to 2015 San Juan County was part of the Southeast Local Health District. In 2015 the San Juan County Local Health District was formed. Data reported are for all years using the current boundaries.

Data Sources

  • U.S. Bureau of the Census
  • American Community Survey

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