Brief Analysis of Occupied Housing Units by Householder Type Northeast Michigan 2011-2015 ACS 5-Year Estimates
- There are 85,835 households (Occupied Housing Units) in the 11county region filled by 196,273 people, average of 2.3 persons per household.
- Of these households, roughly 65% or 56,000 are families - two or more persons living together related by birth, marriage or adoption. This could be a brother and sister, for example.
- Roughly 30,000 or 35% are non-family households – unrelated individuals living together, such as roommates or people living alone.
- The Family Households (44,484 of 55,939) are divided into Married Couples Families who make up almost 80% of all families; Male Householders 6%; and Female Householders, 14%. (with or without children in the home). The Male and Female Householders have no spouse present.
Some important take-aways:
Families are the predominant Household Type in the NEMCSA service area;
Married Couples / Traditional Families are still the norm with 80% of all Family Households being of this make-up;
Twice as many households are headed by single females (7,790) as by single males (3,650);
35% of all households are Non-Family (nearly 30,000) and the majority of these [over 25,000 or 85%] are people living alone.
Of the 25,000+ individuals living alone, half OR almost 13,000 are people age 65 or older. This is a key risk factor that triggers a service need.
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