A r c h i v e d  I n f o r m a t i o n

Indicator 13. Living Arrangements of Young Adults

Living arrangements of 18- to 24-year-olds, by sex: 1960 to 1992

___________________________________________________________________________                           |        Number in thousands                    |   Living arrangements of  |_______________________________________________|    18- to 24-year-olds    | 1960  | 1970  | 1980  | 1990  | 1991  | 1992  | __________________________|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|    Total ................  14,718  22,357  29,122  25,310  24,902  24,434 |  Child of householder1/ ...  6,333  10,582  14,091  13,367  13,548  13,225 |  Family householder                                                        |   or spouse ..............  6,186   8,470   8,408   5,631   5,368   5,108 |  Nonfamily householder2/ ..    354   1,066   2,776   2,252   2,135   2,194 |  Other3/ ..................  1,845   2,239   3,848   4,060   3,851   3,907 |                                                                            |    Male ..................  6,842  10,398  14,278  12,450  12,275  12,083 |  Child of householder1/ ...  3,583   5,641   7,755   7,232   7,385   7,296 |  Family householder                                                        |   or spouse ..............  2,160   3,119   3,041   1,838   1,717   1,626 |  Nonfamily householder2/ ..    182     563   1,581   1,228   1,195   1,216 |  Other3/ ..................    917   1,075   1,902   2,152   1,978   1,945 |                                                                            |    Female ................  7,876  11,959  14,844  12,860  12,627  12,351 |  Child of householder1/ ...  2,750   4,941   6,336   6,135   6,163   5,929 |  Family householder                                                        |   or spouse ..............  4,026   5,351   5,367   3,793   3,651   3,482 | Nonfamily householder2/ ..    172     503   1,195   1,024     940     978 | Other3/ ..................    928   1,164   1,946   1,908   1,873   1,962 | __________________________________________________________________________|  
____________________________________________________________________ | Percentage distribution Living arrangements of |_________________________________________ 18- to 24-year-olds | 1960 | 1970 | 1980 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 __________________________|______|______|______|______|______|______ Total ................ 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 Child of householder1/ ... 43.0 47.3 48.4 52.8 54.4 54.1 Family householder or spouse .............. 42.0 37.9 28.9 22.2 21.6 20.9 Nonfamily householder2/ .. 2.4 4.8 9.5 8.9 8.6 9.0 Other3/ .................. 12.5 10.0 13.2 16.0 15.5 16.0 Male .................. 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 Child of householder1/ ... 52.4 54.3 54.3 58.1 60.2 60.4 Family householder or spouse .............. 31.6 30.0 21.3 14.8 14.0 13.5 Nonfamily householder2/ .. 2.7 5.4 11.1 9.9 9.7 10.1 Other3/ .................. 13.4 10.3 13.3 17.3 16.1 16.1 Female ................ 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 Child of householder1/ ... 34.9 41.3 42.7 47.7 48.8 48.0 Family householder or spouse .............. 51.1 44.7 36.2 29.5 28.9 28.2 Nonfamily householder2/ .. 2.2 4.2 8.1 8.0 7.4 7.9 Other3/ .................. 11.8 9.7 13.1 14.8 14.8 15.9 ____________________________________________________________________
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, and 468.


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