Talk:Family (US Census)

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Query[edit]

Just to clarify, does relation by "birth" strictly mean a parent or child of the householder? This would explain why grandparent/grandchild doesn't count, and also mean that siblings living by themselves don't count.

So a family household is one in which at least one resident is a parent, child, spouse, adopter or adoptee of the member designated as the "householder". Have I got this right? — Smjg (talk) 19:36, 6 January 2012 (UTC)


Difference between "household" and "family household"[edit]

I am not well versed in this area, so I do not feel comfortable adding to this article. However, I would like to point out that according to the U.S. Census Bureau, a "household" is not necessarily a "family household." A household can consist of one adult only - see U.S. Census Income FAQ, three questions down.

That is an extremely important point to make in this article. For example, it helps to explain why Census Bureau estimates of median "household income" seem weirdly low ... adults living alone are counted as households! - Babel41 (talk) 22:12, 11 May 2015 (UTC)