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Table 3. Percent Distribution and Selected Characteristics of Householders and Husbands and Wives: 1969 and 1996

Percent distribution of householders Percent of householders (or husbands or wives) working year-round full-time Percent of householders (or husbands or wives) with a college degree
1969 1996 1969 1996 1969 1996
All householders 100.0 100.0 59.4 52.2 13.1 24.5
Married-couple with children
      Husbands
      Wives
41.2 25.9
80.1
16.6

81.1
39.2

16.0
8.2

28.9
25.5
Male householder with children,
no spouse

0.7

2.0

62.3

65.4

10.0

11.8
Female householder with children,
no spouse

5.2

8.9

30.3

44.0

4.2

10.4
Married-couple, no children,
householder less than 40 yrs old
      Husbands
      Wives

5.0

4.3


59.0
42.3


80.3
59.5


22.4
16.2


37.0
39.1
Married-couple, no children,
householder 40 to 64 years old
      Husbands
      Wives

15.7

14.2


75.8
30.5


67.4
45.6


10.5
7.2


28.4
21.6
Married-couple, no children,
householder 65 years old or over
      Husbands
      Wives

8.5

8.7


15.9
7.7


7.8
7.1


8.9
5.1


22.8
13.4
One-person household, male less
than 65 years old

3.7

8.1

61.8

64.4

20.7

30.8
One-person household, female
less than 65 years old

5.4

7.3

52.3

57.5

13.4

33.3
One-person household, male 65
years old or over

1.9

2.3

9.9

6.5

6.1

14.7
One-person household, female 65
years old or over

6.1

7.5

5.6

2.9

6.1

11.5
2-or-more-person household,
male householder,
no spouse or children


2.1


5.0


46.6


56.7


14.4


24.8
2-or-more-person household,
female householder,
no spouse or children


4.4


5.9


33.9


43.9


9.0


20.3

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Income |  Last Revised: September 13, 2011