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Table 2. Families by presence and relationship of employed members and family type, 2020-2021 annual averages

Table 2. Families by presence and relationship of employed members and family type, 2020-2021 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Number Percent distribution
2020 2021 2020 2021

TOTAL MARRIED-COUPLE FAMILIES(1)

Total

61,375 60,471 100.0 100.0

With at least one family member employed

48,279 47,612 78.7 78.7

With only one spouse employed

16,408 15,300 26.7 25.3

With both spouses employed

27,921 28,275 45.5 46.8

Other employment combinations

3,950 4,037 6.4 6.7

With no family member employed

13,096 12,859 21.3 21.3

Opposite-sex married-couple families

Total

60,804 59,843 100.0 100.0

With at least one family member employed

47,785 47,067 78.6 78.7

Husband only

11,644 10,897 19.1 18.2

Wife only

4,614 4,250 7.6 7.1

Husband and wife

27,591 27,900 45.4 46.6

Other employment combinations

3,937 4,019 6.5 6.7

With no family member employed

13,018 12,776 21.4 21.3

FAMILIES MAINTAINED BY WOMEN(2)

Total

14,826 15,515 100.0 100.0

With at least one family member employed

11,089 11,748 74.8 75.7

Householder only

5,879 6,065 39.7 39.1

Householder and other member(s)

3,108 3,520 21.0 22.7

Other member(s), not householder

2,102 2,163 14.2 13.9

With no family member employed

3,737 3,767 25.2 24.3

FAMILIES MAINTAINED BY MEN(2)

Total

6,943 7,194 100.0 100.0

With at least one family member employed

5,627 5,926 81.1 82.4

Householder only

2,706 2,784 39.0 38.7

Householder and other member(s)

1,959 2,161 28.2 30.0

Other member(s), not householder

963 982 13.9 13.6

With no family member employed

1,315 1,268 18.9 17.6

Footnotes
(1) Includes both opposite-sex and same-sex married-couple families.
(2) Includes families with no spouse of either sex present.

NOTE: In families maintained by women or men with no spouse present, householder refers to the woman or man maintaining the family. Detail may not sum to totals due to rounding. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Beginning in 2020, family estimates reflect a change in the classification of marital status. This change expanded the definition of married-couple families to include same-sex married couples. As a result, data under the new definition are not strictly comparable with data prior to 2020.

Last Modified Date: April 20, 2022