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Washington, District of Columbia Household Makeup and Size

Washington, District of Columbia Household Makeup and Size


2012 Household Family Makeup Statistics Washington, DC District of Columbia United States
Family HH 39.52% 39.52% 66.51%
Non-Family HH 60.48% 60.48% 33.49%
Family Households
Married Family HH 21.1% 21.1% 48.14%
Other Family HH 18.41% 18.41% 18.37%
Other Family Households
Male Householder, No Wife Present 3.69% 3.69% 4.98%
Female Householder, No Husband Present 14.73% 14.73% 13.39%
Married Family Households
With Children Under 18 8.31% 8.31% 21.18%
No Children Under 18 12.79% 12.79% 26.96%
Other Family Households
Male Householder, No Wife Present with Children Under 18 1.71% 1.71% 2.85%
Male Householder, No Wife Present with No Children 1.98% 1.98% 2.14%
Female Householder, No Husband Present with Children Under 18 9.07% 9.07% 8.65%
Female Householder, No Husband Present with No Children 5.66% 5.66% 4.74%
Non-Family Households
Male Householder 28.43% 28.43% 15.74%
Female Householder 32.06% 32.06% 17.75%
Married Family Households
With Children Under 18 8.31% 8.31% 21.18%
No Children Under 18 12.79% 12.79% 26.96%
2012 Household Size Statistics Washington, DC District of Columbia United States
Households 276,907 276,907 118,025,427
Households 2010 266,707 266,707 116,716,292
Households 2000 248,138 248,138 105,479,959
Households 1990 248,765 248,765 91,986,210
5 Year Households Projection (2017) 296,648 296,648 123,901,241
Household Growth Since 2010 3.82% 3.82% 1.12%
Household Growth Since 2000 11.59% 11.59% 11.89%
Household Growth Since 1990 11.31% 11.31% 28.31%
Average Household Size 2.11 2.11 2.58
Median Household Size 2.24 2.16 2.71
1 Person 45.28% 45.28% 26.63%
2 Person 29.13% 29.13% 32.86%
3 Person 11.78% 11.78% 16.08%
4 Person 7.26% 7.26% 13.27%
5 Person 3.39% 3.39% 6.46%
6 Person 1.81% 1.81% 2.69%
7 or More Person 1.36% 1.36% 2.01%

Family Household: A family household is a household maintained by a householder who is in a family, and includes any unrelated people (unrelated subfamily members and/or secondary individuals) who may be residing there.

Married Family Household: A married family household consists of a married householder and one or more other persons living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage or adoption.

Other Family Household: An other family household consists of a householder and one or more other persons living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth or adoption. These households may have a Male Householder with No Wife Present and/or Female Householder with No Husband Present.

Non-Family Household: A non-family household consists of a householder living alone (a one-person household) or where the householder shares the home exclusively with people to whom he/she is not related.

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Washington, District of Columbia Demographics Summary