Index: Community Development / Subcategory: Housing

Household Types & Age of Residents

Date Updated: 10/12/2011

The 2010 Census was used as the data source for the following charts. According to Census 2010 definitions, a "household" is an individual or a group of people who occupy a housing unit, whereas a "family" is a group of two or more people, one of whom is the householder, who live together and are related by birth, marriage, or adoption. Family types include 'Married Couple', 'Unmarried Partner, if at least one member of the household is related to the householder', 'Female Head of Household', and 'Male Head of Household'. See Additional Information for further descriptions of Census 2010 definitions.

What this chart shows: Family & Nonfamily Households - United States, Colorado & Larimer County, 2010

Data Source: United States Census Bureau (SF1, Table P21)

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What the above data tell us:

According to the United States Census, in 2010 the ratio of family households to non-family households varied in Larimer County communities. Larimer County had a lower percentage of family households than the United States and Colorado. Estes Park, Fort Collins, and Laporte also had a lower percentage of family households than either the U.S. or Colorado. Timnath had the highest percentage of family households, whereas Fort Collins had the lowest percentage.

What this chart shows: Households by Type - Larimer County, 2010

Data Source: United States Census Bureau (SF1, Table P21)

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What the above data tell us:

Just over one-half of households in Larimer consisted of married-couple families (those with and without children) in 2010 and approximately one-quarter of households were single individuals living alone. About 8% of households were single-parent families with children at home.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average family size in Larimer County in 2010 was 2.94, a slight decline from 2.99 in 2000. The average household size in 2010 was 2.42, compared to 2.52 in 2000.

Larimer County

Household Type

2000

2010

2-person family households

29.3%

29.6%

3-person family households

14.1%

11.1%

4-person family households

13.6%

11.9%

5+ person family households

8.0%

7.3%

Unmarried partner households

5.6%

6.5%

Same sex partner households

0.5%

0.7%

Householders living alone

23.4%

25.9%

Households w/at least one person 60+

21.8%

29.6%

Households w/3 or more generations

n/a

2.1%

Households w/1 or more nonrelatives

15.3%

15.6%

2-person nonfamily households

7.9%

8.4%

3-person nonfamily households

2.2%

2.4%

4-person nonfamily households

1.1%

0.8%

5+ person nonfamily households

0.4%

0.2%

Institutionalized population

0.6%

0.7%

What this chart shows: Households With Own Children Under 18 by Family Type - United States, Colorado & Larimer County, 2010

Data Source: United States Census Bureau (SF1, Table P21)

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What the above data tell us:

In 2010, the number of married couples with children under 18 years old far exceeded the number of female and male householders with children under 18 years old. Children in Larimer County and Colorado are less likely to be living in a female householder family than those in the nation as a whole.

There has been a 15% decline in the number of married couples with children in Larimer County between 2000 (24.5%) and 2010 (20.8%). See the data table for comparisons between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census.

What this chart shows: Households with Own Children Under 18 by Family Type - Larimer County Cities & Towns, 2010 Census

Data Source: United States Census Bureau (SF1, Table P21)

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What the above data tell us:

In 2010, children in the United States, Colorado, and Larimer County were much more likely to be living in a married-couple family than with a single parent of either gender.

Within the county, Red Feather Lakes had the lowest percentage (7.8%) of children under 18 living in a married-couple family, and the highest percentage (6.7%) of children under 18 living with a female householder lived in Berthoud. Timnath had the highest percentage (37.4%) of children under 18 living in a married-couple family.

Additional Information:

United States Census 2010, American Factfinder is a searchable database of Census information.

Census 2010 Definitions -

A household consists of all people who occupy a particular housing unit as their usual residence, or who live there at the time of the interview and have no usual residence elsewhere. The usual residence is the place where the person lives and sleeps most of the time. This place is not necessarily the same as a legal residence, voting residence, or domicile. Households include not only occupants related to the householder but also any lodgers, roomers, boarders, partners, wards, foster children, and resident employees who share the living quarters of the householder. It includes people temporarily away for reasons such as visiting, traveling in connection with their jobs, attending school, in general hospitals, and in other temporary locations. By definition, the count of households is the same as the count of occupied housing units.

Married-couple families include the householder and spouse, and any other people who are related to the householder and live in the household. If the householder's spouse is not present, but another married couple is present, for example daughter and son-in-law or mother- and father-in-law, the household is not counted here as a married-couple family.

Female Head of Household & Male Head of Household families include households with female/male householders who are widowed, divorced, separated or single, or who are married, but the husband/wife is absent for other reasons.

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Data Tables:

Family & Non-Family Households - United States, Colorado, Larimer County, Cities & Towns - 2010

# Family Households

% Family Households

# Non-Family Households

% Non-Family Households

United States

77,538,296 66.4% 39,177,996 33.6%

Colorado

1,261,527 63.9% 711,341 36.1%

Larimer County

74,993 62.3% 45,302 37.7%

Berthoud

1,358 67.9% 641 32.1%

Estes Park

1,704 60.9% 1,092 39.1%

Fort Collins

31,148 53.9% 26,681 46.1%

Laporte

667 63.1% 390 36.9%

Loveland

18,208 67.1% 8,945 32.9%

Red Feather Lakes

121 67.2% 59 32.8%

Timnath

179 83.6% 35 16.4%

Wellington

1,656 75.8% 530 24.2%

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Family Households by Type - Larimer County, 2010

Number of Households

Percentage of Family Households

Total Households

120,295

Total Family Households

74,993 62.3%

Married-Couple Families

60,320 50.1%

Male Householder with Children

2,799 2.3%

Female Householder with Children

6,474 5.4%

People Living Alone

31,187 25.9%

Other

19,515 16.2%

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Households with Own Children Under 18 by Family Type -
United States, Colorado & Larimer County

2010 Census

Married Couple With Own Children <18 Years

Female Householder With Own Children <18 Years

Male Householder With Own Children <18 Years

#

%

#

%

#

%

United States

23,588,268 20.2% 8,365,912 7.2% 2,789,424 2.4%

Colorado

445,721 22.6% 135,315 6.9% 55,903 2.8%

Larimer County

25,019 20.8% 6,474 5.4% 2,799 2.3%

2000 Census

Married Couple With Own Children <18 Years

Female Householder With Own Children <18 Years

Male Householder With Own Children <18 Years

#

%

#

%

#

%

United States

24,835,505 23.5% 7,561,874 7.2% 2,190,989 2.1%

Colorado

404,866 24.4% 102,113 6.2% 36,609 2.2%

Larimer County

23,772 24.5% 5,108 5.3% 1,887 1.9%

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Households with Own Children Under 18 by Family Type -
Larimer County Cities &Towns, 2010

Married Couple With Own Children <18 Years

Female Householder With Own Children <18 Years

Male Householder With Own Children <18 Years

#

%

#

%

#

%

Berthoud

448 22.4% 133 6.7% 69 3.5%

Estes Park

377 13.5% 100 3.6% 45 1.6%

Fort Collins

10,991

19.0%

2,835

4.9%

1,127

1.9%

Laporte

166 15.7% 51 4.8% 34 3.2%

Loveland

5,590 20.6% 1,757 6.5% 677 2.5%

Red Feather Lakes

14 7.8% 5 2.8% 4 2.2%

Timnath

80 37.4% 13 6.1% 2 0.9%

Wellington

730 33.4% 140 6.4% 66 3.0%

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