Friday, June 19, 2015

Persons Per Household 1960 to 2013

With a declining birth rate in the state and the region also comes declining household sizes. So not only do we have fewer births but smaller household sizes as a result. However, over the last 8 to 9 years this pattern seems to be flattening out.

Click on the graphic below to see how the persons per household declined between 1960 and 2010. In addition, the exploded-out portion of the graph shows the ACS data for roughly the last decade. Note how during that period, at least based on the ACS data, household size seems to be stabilizing.