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Family / Relationship to Householder

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Question as it appears on the form

We ask one question about the relationship of each person to a central person in the household.

Results from this question

The results from this question are compiled to provide communities with important statistics to help plan assistance programs. You can see some of these published statistics here for the nation, states, and your community.

United States

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Relationship data help communities:

Coupled Households in the United States: 2019

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Coupled Households in the United States: 2019

[Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 American Community Survey 1-Year]

History of relationship to householder question

The relationship to householder question originated with the 1880 Census. It was added to the ACS in 2005 when it replaced the decennial census long form. The question was modified in 2019. Research about this modification and copies of previous questionnaires are available on the ACS website.


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