Allegan County Families: Structure and Composition

In Allegan County and throughout the country, families are a major focus of the American Community Survey (ACS), conducted each year by the U.S. Census Bureau. A family in Allegan County, as defined by the Census, includes a householder and all the other people in the housing unit related to him or her, by birth, marriage, or adoption. 

Not all households in Allegan County are family households. Nonfamily households include those composed of unrelated roommates, or single-person households. In addition, family households may include non-family members who live in the same housing unit. Note that the data in this report presents estimated counts of households in Allegan County, not of people

Note: Unlike the Census—which is an exact count of people and households every ten years—ACS statistics are estimated based on a representative survey sample. This report shows ACS 5-year estimates, rather than single-year periods. The 5-year estimates provide greater geographical granularity at the expense of a less granular time period. 

How many households are family or nonfamily in Allegan County, Michigan?

How many family households have children in Allegan County, Michigan?

How many family households with children are headed by married couples in Allegan County, Michigan?

Who heads non-married family households with children in Allegan County, Michigan?

About the Data

Data is from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), 5-year estimates. The following tables are used:

 Total Households & by Type: Table B11001

 Households with Children: Table B11005

This report uses the Census Bureau Data API but is not endorsed or certified by the Census Bureau.