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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 14


Indicator 14. Living Arrangements of Young Adults


Living arrangements of 18- to 24-year-olds, by sex: 1960 to 1993

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                                  Number in thousands               |     Percentage distribution
  Living arrangements of  ------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------
   18- to 24-year-olds     1960   1970   1980   1990   1992    1993 | 1960  1970  1980  1990  1992   1993
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   Total ................ 14,718 22,357 29,122 25,310 24,434 24,309 |100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0  100.0
Child of householder\1\ .. 6,333 10,582 14,091 13,367 13,225 12,891 | 43.0  47.3  48.4  52.8  54.1   53.0
Family householder                                                  |
  or spouse .............. 6,186  8,470  8,408  5,631  5,108  5,187 | 42.0  37.9  28.9  22.2  20.9   21.3
Nonfamily householder\2\ .   354  1,066  2,776  2,252  2,194  2,252 |  2.4   4.8   9.5   8.9   9.0    9.3
Other\3\ ................. 1,845  2,239  3,848  4,060  3,907  3,979 | 12.5  10.0  13.2  16.0  16.0   16.4
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   Male .................. 6,842 10,398 14,278 12,450 12,083 12,049 |100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0  100.0
Child of householder\1\ .. 3,583  5,641  7,755  7,232  7,296  7,145 | 52.4  54.3  54.3  58.1  60.4   59.3
Family householder                                                  |
  or spouse .............. 2,160  3,119  3,041  1,838  1,626  1,652 | 31.6  30.0  21.3  14.8  13.5   13.7
Nonfamily householder\2\ .   182    563  1,581  1,228  1,216  1,271 |  2.7   5.4  11.1   9.9  10.1   10.5
Other\3\ .................   917  1,075  1,902  2,152  1,945  1,981 | 13.4  10.3  13.3  17.3  16.1   16.4
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   Female ................ 7,876 11,959 14,844 12,860 12,351 12,260 |100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0  100.0
Child of householder\1\ .. 2,750  4,941  6,336  6,135  5,929  5,746 | 34.9  41.3  42.7  47.7  48.0   46.9
Family householder                                                  |
  or spouse .............. 4,026  5,351  5,367  3,793  3,482  3,535 | 51.1  44.7  36.2  29.5  28.2   28.8
Nonfamily householder\2\ .   172    503  1,195  1,024    978    981 |  2.2   4.2   8.1   8.0   7.9    8.0
Other\3\ .................   928  1,164  1,946  1,908  1,962  1,998 | 11.8   9.7  13.1  14.8  15.9   16.3
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/1/ Child of householder includes unmarried college students living in dormitories.

/2/ A nonfamily householder is an unmarried person maintaining a household while living alone or with nonrelatives.

/3/ Includes roomers, boarders, paid employees, and nonrelatives sharing a household but not classified as the householder.

NOTE: A householder is defined as a person (or one of the persons) in whose name the housing unit is owned or rented. There can only be one householder per household. This table excludes inmates of institutions and military personnel living in barracks.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-20, Marital Status and Living Arrangements, nos. 410, 445, 450, 461, 468, and 478.

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