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America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2012

Data Tables


Adults (A table series) These tables look at the demographic characteristics of the adult population 15 years and older. They describe the current marital status of people in the United States for selected age, race/origin and earnings groups, as well as detailed living arrangements of adults by age and sex.

Average number of people (AVG table series) These tables look at the average size of different kinds of families and households across a variety of demographic characteristics including marital status, age, education, and race and Hispanic origin.

Children (C table series) This series of tables looks at the living arrangements of children, their coresidence with parents and grandparents by characteristics such as nativity status, health insurance coverage, labor force participation, and poverty status. Many of the tables are shown by the race and Hispanic origin of the child.

Family households (F table series) These tables show the number and type of family households in the United States. Family households contain at least one person related to the householder by birth, marriage or adoption.

Family groups (FG table series) This series of tables describes the various kinds of family groups in the United States including married couples and one- and two-parent unmarried families with children under 18. Family groups consist of at least two people (though not necessarily including the householder) who live together and are related by birth, marriage or adoption..

Households (H table series) These tables look at the number and type of households in the United States. They describe the size of the household as well as the demographic characteristics of the householder. A household consists of all people who occupy a given housing unit.

Unmarried couples (UC table series) These tables describe opposite sex couples who are living together but the partners are not married to one another. They show various demographic characteristics of unmarried couples as well as the presence of biological children in the household.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Families and Living Arrangements |  Last Revised: 2013-11-22T12:57:29.506-05:00