Data Dictionary: Census 2000
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Survey: Census 2000
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Table: PCT38. Family Type By Presence Of Own Children Under 18 Years By Family Income In 1999 Dollars [107]
Universe: Families
Table Details
PCT38. Family Type By Presence Of Own Children Under 18 Years By Family Income In 1999 Dollars
Universe: Families
Variable Label
PCT038001
PCT038002
PCT038003
PCT038004
PCT038005
PCT038006
PCT038007
PCT038008
PCT038009
PCT038010
PCT038011
PCT038012
PCT038013
PCT038014
PCT038015
PCT038016
PCT038017
PCT038018
PCT038019
PCT038020
PCT038021
PCT038022
PCT038023
PCT038024
PCT038025
PCT038026
PCT038027
PCT038028
PCT038029
PCT038030
PCT038031
PCT038032
PCT038033
PCT038034
PCT038035
PCT038036
PCT038037
PCT038038
PCT038039
PCT038040
PCT038041
PCT038042
PCT038043
PCT038044
PCT038045
PCT038046
PCT038047
PCT038048
PCT038049
PCT038050
PCT038051
PCT038052
PCT038053
PCT038054
PCT038055
PCT038056
PCT038057
PCT038058
PCT038059
PCT038060
PCT038061
PCT038062
PCT038063
PCT038064
PCT038065
PCT038066
PCT038067
PCT038068
PCT038069
PCT038070
PCT038071
PCT038072
PCT038073
PCT038074
PCT038075
PCT038076
PCT038077
PCT038078
PCT038079
PCT038080
PCT038081
PCT038082
PCT038083
PCT038084
PCT038085
PCT038086
PCT038087
PCT038088
PCT038089
PCT038090
PCT038091
PCT038092
PCT038093
PCT038094
PCT038095
PCT038096
PCT038097
PCT038098
PCT038099
PCT038100
PCT038101
PCT038102
PCT038103
PCT038104
PCT038105
PCT038106
PCT038107
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer, U.S. Census Bureau; 2000 Census of Population and Housing, Summary File 3: Technical Documentation, 2002.
 
Family Type
A family includes a householder and one or more other people living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption. All people in a household who are related to the householder are regarded as members of his or her family. A family household may contain people not related to the householder, but those people are not included as part of the householder's family in census tabulations. Thus, the number of family households is equal to the number of families, but family households may include more members than do families. A household can contain only one family for purposes of census tabulations. Not all households contain families since a household may be comprised of a group of unrelated people or of one person living alone.

Families are classified by type as either a "married-couple family" or "other family" according to the presence of a spouse. "Other family" is further broken out according to the sex of the householder. The data on family type are based on answers to questions on sex and relationship that were asked on a 100-percent basis.

Married-couple family
This category includes a family in which the householder and his or her spouse are enumerated as members of the same household.

Other family
Male householder, no wife present
This category includes a family with a male maintaining a household with no wife of the householder present.

Female householder, no husband present
This category includes a family with a female maintaining a household with no husband of the householder present.

Nonfamily household
This category includes a householder living alone or with nonrelatives only.

Average family size
A measure obtained by dividing the number of people in families by the total number of families (or family householders). In cases where this measure is tabulated by race or Hispanic origin, the race or Hispanic origin refers to that of the householder rather than to the race or Hispanic origin of each individual. Average family size is rounded to the nearest hundredth.

Excerpt from: Social Explorer, U.S. Census Bureau; 2000 Census of Population and Housing, Summary File 3: Technical Documentation, 2002.
 
Own child
Own child is a never-married child under 18 years who is a son or daughter of the householder by birth, marriage (a stepchild), or adoption. For 100-percent tabulations, 'own children' consist of all sons/daughters of householders who are under 18 years old. For sample data, 'own children' consist of sons/daughters of householders who are under 18 years old and who have never been married. Therefore, numbers of own children of householders may be different in these two tabulations since marital status was not collected as a 100-percent item in Census 2000.

In certain tabulations, own children are further classified as living with two parents or with one parent only. Own children living with two parents are by definition found only in married-couple families. In a subfamily, an "own child" is a child under 18 years old who is a natural-born child, stepchild, or an adopted child of a mother in a mother-child subfamily, a father in father-child subfamily, or either spouse in a married-couple subfamily. (Note: In the tabulation under "EMPLOYMENT STATUS" of own children under 6 years by employment status of parents, the number of "own children" includes any child under 6 years old in a family or a subfamily who is a son or daughter, by birth, marriage, or adoption, of a member of the householder's family, but not necessarily of the householder.)

Excerpt from: Social Explorer, U.S. Census Bureau; 2000 Census of Population and Housing, Summary File 3: Technical Documentation, 2002.
 
Income of families
In compiling statistics on family income, the incomes of all members 15 years old and over related to the householder are summed and treated as a single amount. Although the family income statistics cover calendar year 1999, the characteristics of individuals and the composition of families refer to the time of enumeration (April 1, 2000). Thus, the income of the family does not include amounts received by individuals who were members of the family during all or part of calendar year 1999 if these individuals no longer resided with the family at the time of enumeration. Similarly, income amounts reported by individuals who did not reside with the family during 1999 but who were members of the family at the time of enumeration are included. However, the composition of most families was the same during 1999 as at the time of enumeration.