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Table 4. Living arrangements of 15- to 24-year-olds, by age group and sex: Selected years, 1980 through 2010
 
  1980   1990   2000   2010
Living arrangement and sex Ages
15–19
  Ages
20–24
  Ages
15–19
  Ages
20–24
  Ages
15–19
  Ages
20–24
  Ages
15–19
  Ages
20–24
  Number (in thousands)
Total 20,267   20,046   17,269   17,990   20,101   18,442   21,078   21,141
Family householder or spouse 944   7,544   554   5,143   719   4,531   679   4,019
Other 1,104   1,176   1,403   1,720   1,859   1,888   2,124   2,526
Child of householder 9,069   4,358   7,655   4,172   8,725   4,367   8,965   5,201
Not in family groups 383   2,105   314   2,116   547   2,440   389   2,933
Other 515   579   615   809   815   882   1,047   1,172
                               
Male 10,158   9,801   8,723   8,812   10,296   9,208   10,713   10,677
Family householder or spouse 191   2,759   139   1,715   209   1,519   312   1,371
Child of householder 9,069   4,358   7,655   4,172   8,725   4,367   8,965   5,201
Not in family groups 383   2,105   314   2,116   547   2,440   389   2,933
Other 515   579   615   809   815   882   1,047   1,172
                               
Female 10,109   10,245   8,546   9,178   9,810   9,233   10,364   10,464
Family householder or spouse 753   4,785   415   3,428   509   3,012   366   2,648
Child of householder 8,353   3,177   6,892   3,069   7,614   2,994   8,348   3,663
Not in family groups 414   1,686   451   1,770   641   2,221   572   2,799
Other 589   597   788   911   1,046   1,006   1,078   1,354
  Percentage distribution
Total 100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0
Family householder or spouse 4.7 ! 37.6     28.6   3.6 ! 24.6   3.2 ! 19.0
Child of householder 86.0   37.6   84.2   40.3   81.3   39.9   82.1   41.9
Not in family groups 3.9 ! 18.9   4.4 ! 21.6   5.9   25.3   4.6   27.1
Other 5.4   5.9   8.1   9.6   9.2   10.2   10.1   11.9
                               
Male 100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0
Family householder or spouse   28.2     19.5     16.5     12.8
Child of householder 89.3   44.5   87.8   47.3   84.7   47.4   83.7   48.7
Not in family groups   21.5     24.0   5.3 ! 26.5   3.6 ! 27.5
Other 5.1 ! 5.9 ! 7.1 ! 9.2   7.9 ! 9.6   9.8   11.0
                               
Female 100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0
Family householder or spouse 7.4   46.7     37.4   5.2 ! 32.6   3.5 ! 25.3
Child of householder 82.6   31.0   80.6   33.4   77.6   32.4   80.5   35.0
Not in family groups   16.5   5.3 ! 19.3   6.5 ! 24.1   5.5 ! 26.7
Other 5.8 ! 5.8 ! 9.2   9.9   10.7   10.9   10.4   12.9
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to total due to rounding. "Householder" refers to the person (or one of the people) in whose name the housing unit is owned or rented (maintained) or, if there is no such person, any adult member, excluding roomers, boarders, or paid employees. If the house is owned or rented jointly by a married couple, the householder may be either spouse. The person designated as the householder is the "reference person" to whom the relationship of all other household members, if any, is recorded."Child of householder" includes unmarried college students living in dormitories. "Not in family groups" includes nonfamily householders, unrelated persons in households, and those living in group quarters. "Other" includes other relatives living with the householder (not a spouse or child), as well as those in related or unrelated subfamilies.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), March and Annual Social and Economic Supplement, selected years, 1980–2010.

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