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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 2018 American Community Survey (ACS) estimate was 25.5%. In 2010, of all Utah households, 7.8% were single householders with children; the 2018 ACS estimate was 7%.

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 2017 ACS now estimates this proportion to be 60.9%. In 2000, the U.S. estimate was 51.7%; by 2017 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 2018 this percentage had fallen to 48.9%.^2^ The estimate for this type of household in the U.S. was 45.5% in 2000,^1^ and has since fallen to 38.2%^2^ according to the 2000 Census SF-1 and 2018 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 (29.6% for Utah; 18.6% for U.S.) into the percentage of total married couple households (60.7% for Utah; 48.2% for U.S.) for 2017.


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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, 2014-2018 ACS

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CountyPercentage of HouseholdsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 31
Beaver4.6%2.2%7.0%
Box Elder3.2%2.4%4.0%
Cache4.8%4.1%5.5%
Carbon5.8%4.4%7.2%
Daggett0.0%-7.6%7.6%
Davis5.1%4.6%5.6%
Duchesne5.4%4.5%6.3%
Emery4.8%3.4%6.2%
Garfield6.0%3.5%8.5%
Grand7.7%3.5%11.9%
Iron5.4%4.0%6.8%
Juab7.6%5.0%10.2%
Kane1.5%0.3%2.7%
Millard3.8%2.1%5.5%
Morgan1.8%0.3%3.3%
Piute1.2%-0.6%3.0%
Rich5.5%0.2%10.8%
Salt Lake5.5%5.2%5.8%
San Juan8.5%6.6%10.4%
Sanpete3.7%2.5%4.9%
Sevier5.9%4.3%7.5%
Summit3.9%2.9%4.9%
Tooele5.8%4.5%7.1%
Uintah5.0%3.5%6.5%
Utah4.1%3.8%4.4%
Wasatch2.9%1.9%3.9%
Washington5.0%4.2%5.8%
Wayne1.2%0.0%2.4%
Weber6.6%6.0%7.2%
State5.1%4.9%5.3%
U.S.6.7%6.7%6.7%

Data Notes

The confidence intervals are 90%.

Data Sources

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


Percentage of Households With Children Under 18 That Were Headed by a Single Female (No Husband Present) by Local Health District, Utah, 2014-2018 ACS

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Local Health DistrictPercentage of All HouseholdsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 15
Bear River4.3%0.5%3.8%
Central4.7%0.8%3.9%
Davis County5.1%0.5%4.6%
Salt Lake County5.5%0.3%5.2%
San Juan8.5%1.9%6.6%
Southeast6.1%1.3%4.8%
Southwest5.0%0.7%4.3%
Summit3.9%1.0%2.9%
Tooele5.8%1.3%4.5%
TriCounty5.1%1.0%4.1%
Utah County4.1%0.3%3.8%
Wasatch2.9%1.0%1.9%
Weber-Morgan6.4%0.6%5.8%
State of Utah5.1%0.2%4.9%
U.S.6.7%6.7%6.7%

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


Percentage of Households With Children Under 18 That Were Headed by a Single Female (No Husband Present) by Utah Small Area, 2014-2018 ACS

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Utah Small AreasPercentage of HouseholdsLower LimitUpper LimitNote
Record Count: 104
Brigham City4.0%2.9%5.1%
Box Elder Co (Other) V21.6%0.3%2.9%
Tremonton2.8%1.2%4.4%
Logan V25.0%3.9%6.1%
North Logan5.0%3.5%6.5%
Cache (Other)/Rich (All) V24.4%3.0%5.8%
Hyrum4.4%1.7%7.1%
Smithfield4.0%1.8%6.2%
Ben Lomond8.2%6.8%9.6%
Weber County (East)4.7%3.3%6.1%
Morgan County1.8%0.3%3.3%*
Ogden (Downtown)7.2%5.7%8.7%
South Ogden7.1%5.8%8.4%
Roy/Hooper4.8%3.5%6.1%
Riverdale6.4%4.8%8.0%
Clearfield Area/Hooper6.5%5.3%7.7%
Layton/South Weber6.1%4.8%7.4%
Kaysville/Fruit Heights3.3%2.0%4.6%
Syracuse5.0%3.0%7.0%
Centerville2.2%0.9%3.5%
Farmington3.0%1.5%4.5%
North Salt Lake6.1%3.8%8.4%
Woods Cross/West Bountiful2.3%0.6%4.0%
Bountiful5.3%3.9%6.7%
SLC (Rose Park)9.7%7.4%12.0%
SLC (Avenues)2.8%1.8%3.8%
SLC (Foothill/East Bench)2.9%1.8%4.0%
Magna7.3%5.1%9.5%
SLC (Glendale) V211.8%9.4%14.2%
West Valley (Center)9.1%7.3%10.9%
West Valley (West) V26.3%3.9%8.7%
West Valley (East) V27.8%6.2%9.4%
SLC (Downtown) V22.3%1.5%3.1%
SLC (Southeast Liberty)3.4%2.3%4.5%
South Salt Lake5.7%3.8%7.6%
SLC (Sugar House)5.0%3.6%6.4%
Millcreek (South)4.9%3.4%6.4%
Millcreek (East)2.5%1.6%3.4%
Holladay V24.3%2.8%5.8%
Cottonwood4.5%3.1%5.9%
Kearns V28.8%7.5%10.1%
Taylorsville (E)/Murray (W)5.3%3.7%6.9%
Taylorsville (West)0.0%**
Murray6.0%4.5%7.5%
Midvale8.1%6.3%9.9%
West Jordan (Northeast) V27.6%5.3%9.9%
West Jordan (Southeast)7.9%5.9%9.9%
West Jordan (W)/Copperton4.8%3.4%6.2%
South Jordan V22.8%2.0%3.6%
Daybreak0.0%**
Sandy (West)7.2%5.1%9.3%
Sandy (Center) V23.4%2.2%4.6%
Sandy (Northeast)2.2%1.3%3.1%
Sandy (Southeast)2.5%1.5%3.5%
Draper4.9%3.6%6.2%
Riverton/Bluffdale3.5%2.2%4.8%
Herriman4.7%2.8%6.6%
Tooele County (Other)6.8%4.2%9.4%
Tooele Valley5.5%4.0%7.0%
Eagle Mountain/Cedar Valley6.7%4.6%8.8%
Lehi3.6%2.6%4.6%
Saratoga Springs4.0%2.3%5.7%
American Fork3.7%2.6%4.8%
Alpine1.6%0.5%2.7%
Pleasant Grove/Lindon4.5%3.5%5.5%
Orem (North)5.4%4.0%6.8%
Orem (West)5.7%4.2%7.2%
Orem (East)2.4%1.4%3.4%
Provo/BYU2.8%1.8%3.8%
Provo (West City Center)4.3%3.0%5.6%
Provo (East City Center)2.1%1.3%2.9%
Salem City2.0%0.9%3.1%
Spanish Fork4.7%3.3%6.1%
Springville5.0%3.7%6.3%
Mapleton2.0%0.6%3.4%
Utah County (South) V23.8%1.8%5.8%
Payson4.8%3.2%6.4%
Park City4.0%2.7%5.3%
Summit County (East)3.8%2.6%5.0%
Wasatch County2.9%1.9%3.9%*
Daggett and Uintah County5.1%3.6%6.6%
Duchesne County5.4%4.5%6.3%*
Nephi/Mona8.4%5.3%11.5%
Delta/Fillmore4.3%2.2%6.4%
Sanpete Valley3.1%1.7%4.5%
Central (Other)3.7%2.4%5.0%
Richfield/Monroe/Salina6.3%4.1%8.5%
Carbon County5.8%4.4%7.2%*
Emery County4.8%3.4%6.2%*
Grand County7.7%3.5%11.6%*
Blanding/Monticello7.6%4.6%10.6%
San Juan County (Other)8.9%6.7%11.1%
St. George5.7%4.5%6.9%
Washington Co (Other) V23.9%2.2%5.6%
Washington City4.1%1.9%6.3%
Hurricane/La Verkin3.7%2.1%5.3%
Ivins/Santa Clara5.2%2.6%7.8%
Cedar City5.7%4.0%7.4%
Southwest LHD (Other)3.5%2.4%4.6%
State of Utah5.1%4.9%5.3%
U.S.6.7%6.7%6.7%

Data Notes

Data from Table S1101, 2014-2018 ACS 5-year ZIP code level.[[br]] The confidence intervals are 90%. *Small areas that are also counties use the ACS county estimate. **The ACS uses 5-digit ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) based on boundaries from the 2010 Census. Some Small Areas consist of ZIP Codes that were introduced after 2010; therefore, data are not available for these Small Areas from the ACS. A description of the Utah Small Areas may be found on IBIS at the following URL: [https://ibis.health.utah.gov/resource/Guidelines.html].

Data Sources

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

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

Page Content Updated On 12/02/2020, Published on 12/23/2020
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