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Complete Health Indicator Report of Utah Population Characteristics: Household Structure

Definition

Percentage of households by family type and presence of children.

Numerator

Number of households in each family type and presence of children group.

Denominator

Total number of households.

Why Is This Important?

The number of parents living with a child helps to determine the human and economic resources available to that child. Children who live with one parent are more likely to live in poverty than are children who grow up in households with two adults. Single parents also face specific challenges including lack of leisure time, increased need for child care, and stressed financial resources.

How Are We Doing?

Non-family households (either a householder living alone or with other, unrelated, persons) constituted less than a quarter (24.8%) of Utah households in the 2010 decennial census; the 2022 American Community Survey (ACS 1-year Table S1101) estimate was 26.5%. In 2010, of all Utah households, 7.8% were single householders with children; the 2022 ACS estimate was 4.9% (ACS 1-year Table CP02).

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

In 2000, 63.2% of Utah households included a married couple, either with or without children; the 2022 ACS 1-year Table CP02 now estimates this proportion to be 59.5%. In 2000, the U.S. estimate was 51.7%; by 2022 this had fallen to 46.9%. When we examine married couple households in Utah we see that in 2000, 55.4% of these households had children under 18. By 2022, this percentage had fallen to 27.9%. The estimate for this type of household in the U.S. was 45.5% in 2000, and has since fallen to 17.7% according to 2022 ACS table CP02 1-year estimates.


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Graphical Data Views

Percentage of Households with Children Under Age 18 Headed by a Single Female (no partner present) by County, Utah, 2018-2022 ACS

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CountyPercentage of HouseholdsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 31
Beaver2.1%0.4%3.8%
Box Elder3.4%2.5%4.3%
Cache4.6%3.8%5.4%
Carbon3.5%2.4%4.6%
Daggett0.9%0.0%2.2%
Davis5.1%4.5%5.7%
Duchesne5.3%4.2%6.4%
Emery3.8%2.1%5.5%
Garfield3.8%1.3%6.3%
Grand7.1%4.0%10.2%
Iron3.9%2.8%5.0%
Juab4.3%2.6%6.0%
Kane3.6%1.1%6.1%
Millard5.7%3.8%7.6%
Morgan1.1%0.1%2.1%
Piute1.6%0.0%4.1%
Rich7.2%2.2%12.2%
Salt Lake5.0%4.7%5.3%
San Juan6.2%4.1%8.3%
Sanpete2.8%1.9%3.7%
Sevier3.5%2.1%4.9%
Summit4.6%3.6%5.6%
Tooele5.4%3.9%6.9%
Uintah4.5%3.0%6.0%
Utah3.5%3.2%3.8%
Wasatch3.5%2.2%4.8%
Washington3.5%2.7%4.3%
Wayne5.8%1.1%10.5%
Weber5.5%5.0%6.0%
State4.6%4.4%4.8%
U.S.6.2%

Data Notes

The confidence intervals are 90%.

Data Sources

  • U.S. Bureau of the Census
  • American Community Survey


Percentage of Households by Family Type and Presence of Children, Utah and U.S., ACS 2022

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Utah vs. U.S.Household StructurePercentage of Households
Record Count: 10
UtahMarried, children27.9%
UtahMarried, no children31.6%
UtahSingle, children4.9%
UtahSingle, no children30.4%
UtahNon-family household19.4%
U.S.Married, children17.7%
U.S.Married, no children29.2%
U.S.Single, children6.0%
U.S.Single, no children39.7%
U.S.Non-family household28.6%

Data Notes

The data are from the American Community Survey Table CP02 1-year estimates.[[br]] Non-family household: a householder living alone or with non-relatives only.

Data Sources

  • U.S. Bureau of the Census
  • American Community Survey


Percentage of Households with Children Under Age 18 Headed by a Single Female (no partner present) by Local Health District, Utah, 2018-2022 ACS

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Local Health DistrictPercentage of All HouseholdsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 15
Bear River4.3%3.7%4.9%
Central3.8%3.1%4.5%
Davis County5.1%4.5%5.7%
Salt Lake County5.0%4.7%5.3%
San Juan6.2%4.1%8.3%
Southeast4.6%3.5%5.7%
Southwest3.5%2.9%4.1%
Summit4.6%3.6%5.6%
Tooele5.4%3.9%6.9%
TriCounty4.7%3.7%5.7%
Utah County3.5%3.2%3.8%
Wasatch3.5%2.2%4.8%
Weber-Morgan5.4%4.9%5.9%
State of Utah4.6%4.4%4.8%
U.S.6.2%

Data Notes

The confidence intervals are 90%.

Data Sources

  • U.S. Bureau of the Census
  • American Community Survey


Percentage of Households with Children Under Age 18 Headed by a Single Female (no partner present) by Utah Small Area, 2018-2022 ACS

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Utah Small AreasPercentage of HouseholdsLower LimitUpper LimitNote
Record Count: 104
Brigham City4.1%2.7%5.5%
Box Elder Co (Other) V22.5%1.0%4.0%
Tremonton2.9%1.3%4.5%
Logan V26.1%4.7%7.5%
North Logan5.1%3.3%6.9%
Cache (Other)/Rich (All) V23.2%1.9%4.5%
Hyrum1.6%0.3%2.9%
Smithfield1.8%0.4%3.2%
Ben Lomond5.9%4.7%7.1%
Weber County (East)4.5%3.2%5.8%
Morgan County1.1%0.1%2.1%*
Ogden (Downtown)6.4%4.8%8.0%
South Ogden5.0%3.7%6.3%
Roy/Hooper4.1%3.0%5.2%
Riverdale6.8%4.9%8.7%
Clearfield Area/Hooper6.4%5.1%7.7%
Layton/South Weber5.7%4.4%7.0%
Kaysville/Fruit Heights2.9%1.7%4.1%
Syracuse5.0%2.7%7.3%
Centerville1.4%0.4%2.4%
Farmington4.1%2.6%5.6%
North Salt Lake8.9%6.2%11.6%
Woods Cross/West Bountiful3.0%0.8%5.2%
Bountiful4.5%3.0%6.0%
SLC (Rose Park)5.4%3.9%6.9%
SLC (Avenues)2.6%1.7%3.5%
SLC (Foothill/East Bench)3.9%2.3%5.5%
Magna8.1%6.0%10.2%
SLC (Glendale) V27.8%5.5%10.1%
West Valley (Center)6.8%5.2%8.4%
West Valley (West) V24.6%2.9%6.3%
West Valley (East) V28.3%6.4%10.2%
SLC (Downtown) V21.9%1.3%2.5%
SLC (Southeast Liberty)2.8%1.8%3.8%
South Salt Lake4.6%3.2%6.0%
SLC (Sugar House)3.8%2.6%5.0%
Millcreek (South)4.1%2.5%5.7%
Millcreek (East)3.6%2.1%5.1%
Holladay V24.8%3.4%6.2%
Cottonwood3.9%2.7%5.1%
Kearns V29.0%6.8%11.2%
Taylorsville (E)/Murray (W)8.2%5.8%10.6%
Taylorsville (West)6.5%4.6%8.4%
Murray4.3%3.0%5.6%
Midvale9.2%6.6%11.8%
West Jordan (Northeast) V26.7%4.7%8.7%
West Jordan (Southeast)5.3%3.0%7.6%
West Jordan (W)/Copperton3.8%2.4%5.2%
South Jordan V22.0%1.1%2.9%
Daybreak4.9%3.3%6.5%
Sandy (West)5.5%3.2%7.8%
Sandy (Center) V24.4%2.5%6.3%
Sandy (Northeast)3.6%1.9%5.3%
Sandy (Southeast)2.5%1.5%3.5%
Draper3.7%2.6%4.8%
Riverton/Bluffdale4.2%2.7%5.7%
Herriman5.2%2.9%7.5%
Tooele County (Other)5.0%2.2%7.8%
Tooele Valley5.5%3.6%7.4%
Eagle Mountain/Cedar Valley2.4%1.3%3.5%
Lehi2.2%1.5%2.9%
Saratoga Springs4.0%2.1%5.9%
American Fork3.3%2.5%4.1%
Alpine1.9%0.5%3.3%
Pleasant Grove/Lindon3.2%2.2%4.2%
Orem (North)6.8%4.8%8.8%
Orem (West)3.5%2.5%4.5%
Orem (East)2.3%1.3%3.3%
Provo/BYU2.6%1.6%3.6%
Provo (West City Center)5.4%3.9%6.9%
Provo (East City Center)2.8%1.4%4.2%
Salem City1.6%0.4%2.8%
Spanish Fork3.3%2.1%4.5%
Springville4.5%3.1%5.9%
Mapleton3.6%0.3%6.9%
Utah County (South) V25.2%3.0%7.4%
Payson4.2%2.8%5.6%
Park City5.1%3.7%6.5%
Summit County (East)3.7%2.4%5.0%
Wasatch County3.5%2.2%4.8%*
Daggett and Uintah County4.6%2.9%6.3%
Duchesne County5.3%4.2%6.4%*
Nephi/Mona4.3%2.2%6.4%
Delta/Fillmore6.4%3.9%8.9%
Sanpete Valley2.7%1.6%3.8%
Central (Other)3.2%1.9%4.5%
Richfield/Monroe/Salina4.0%2.2%5.8%
Carbon County3.5%2.4%4.6%*
Emery County3.8%2.1%5.5%*
Grand County7.1%4.0%10.2%*
Blanding/Monticello4.3%2.0%6.6%
San Juan County (Other)7.1%4.4%9.8%
St. George4.4%3.2%5.6%
Washington Co (Other) V23.0%1.6%4.4%
Washington City0.8%-0.1%1.7%
Hurricane/La Verkin3.8%1.8%5.8%
Ivins/Santa Clara2.6%0.9%4.3%
Cedar City4.1%2.8%5.4%
Southwest LHD (Other)3.0%1.8%4.2%
State of Utah4.6%4.4%4.8%
U.S.6.2%

Data Notes

Data from Table S1101, 2018-2022 ACS 5-year ZIP code level.[[br]] The confidence intervals are 90%. *Small areas that are also counties use the ACS county estimate. A description of the Utah Small Areas may be found on IBIS at the following URL: [https://ibis.health.utah.gov/resource/Guidelines.html].

Data Sources

  • U.S. Bureau of the Census
  • American Community Survey

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) WONDER Database, a system for disseminating public health data and information.
  • United States Census Bureau data dashboard.
  • Utah healthy Places Index, evidence-based and peer-reviewed tool, supports efforts to prioritize equitable community investments, develop critical programs and policies across the state, and much more.
  • County Health Rankings
  • Kaiser Family Foundation's StateHealthFacts.org
  • Medical literature can be queried at PubMed library.



Page Content Updated On 01/05/2024, Published on 02/14/2024
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