Data Dictionary: Census 2010
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Survey: Census 2010
Data Source: Census Bureau; Social Explorer
Table: PCT19. Nonrelatives By Household Type [11]
Universe: Nonrelatives
Table Details
PCT19. Nonrelatives By Household Type
Universe: Nonrelatives
Variable Label
PCT0190001
PCT0190002
PCT0190003
PCT0190004
PCT0190005
PCT0190006
PCT0190007
PCT0190008
PCT0190009
PCT0190010
PCT0190011
Notes:
Source: 2000 SF1 PCT15. A household that has at least one member of the household related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption is a "Family household." Same-sex couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption. Same-sex couple households with no relatives of the householder present are tabulated in nonfamily households. "Nonfamily households" consist of people living alone and households which do not have any members related to the householder. Nonrelatives include any household member not related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption. This includes unmarried partners. Responses of "same-sex spouse" were edited during processing to "unmarried partner."
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer, U.S. Census Bureau; 2010 Census of Population and Housing, Summary File 1: Technical Documentation, Issued June 2011.
 
Nonrelatives
This category includes any household member not related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption. The following categories may be presented in more detailed tabulations:

Roomer or Boarder
A roomer or boarder is a person who lives in a room in the household of the householder. Some sort of cash or noncash payment (e.g., chores) is usually made for their living accommodations.

Housemate or Roommate
A housemate or roommate is a person aged 15 years and over who is not related to the householder and who shares living quarters primarily in order to share expenses.

Unmarried Partner
An unmarried partner is a person aged 15 years and over who is not related to the householder, who shares living quarters, and who has a close personal relationship with the householder. Responses of same-sex spouse are edited into this category.

Other Nonrelatives
Anyone who is not related by birth, marriage, or adoption to the householder and who is not described by the categories given above. Unrelated foster children or unrelated foster adults are included in this category, Other Nonrelatives. A foster child who has been adopted by the householder is classified as an adopted child.

When relationship is not reported for an individual, it is allocated according to the responses for age and sex for that person while maintaining consistency with responses for other individuals in the household. (For more information on allocation, see 2010 Census: Operational Overview and Accuracy of the Data.)