Census: Traditional Families Decline In Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The traditional household of a husband, wife and their children has grown relatively less common in Minnesota.

In 2000, 25 percent of families fit the traditional description, while fewer than 6 percent of families were women with their children and no husbands.

But the 2010 census found that only 21 percent of families were a wife, husband and their kids, while the number of women raising their children without a husband rose by 12,343.

State Demographer Tom Gillaspy says another family that became more common was couples living without children, which he called a byproduct of an aging population in which children grew up and move out.

Figures from the 2010 census released Wednesday night found 100,000 more Minnesota families living without children under 18 than did the 2000 census.

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  1. Pull The Plug says:

    And we are the number one “Gay” city….oh and number one in immigration!!! GO MINNESOTA!!!! Qua Passa Vikings….used to be Skoal Vikings….

  2. Chuck says:

    You are…lacking something productive to do this morning.

  3. factdealer says:

    The gay stat is per capita, we’re also #1 in murder per capita, very misleading stat

  4. JamieinMN says:

    That is just sad. Gay couples can keep families together better than heteros in my opinion.

    1. Phid says:

      And that is based on what????

      1. JamieinMN says:

        MY personal opinion……can’t you read?

  5. K Fisher says:

    I honestly don’t believe your orientation matters. It all depends on the people in the household and how they choose to handle situations. Statistics show you only so much, remember that.

  6. Phid says:

    “State Demographer Tom Gillaspy says another family that became more common was couples living without children, which he called a byproduct of an aging population in which children grew up and move out.”

    This story seems to be somewhat misleading. One would think that couples who have children who have already moved out would still be considered “traditional” families (i.e. part of the natural cycle of the traditional family).

  7. CollegeGrad2011 says:

    The reality is Minnesota is losing population because that liberal progressive mentality that most people in this state think is always a good thing is making businesses leave Minnesota for greener pastures, most notable states with more favorable business laws and lower taxes like North Dakota, Yes it maybe boring and flat, except for the badlands, but the low taxes and low cost of living make it an ideal place to do business. Yes oil in the western part of the state helps too but the bottom line is low taxes bring more jobs. Minnesota is one of the highest taxed states in the union is it any wonder that we are losing jobs and as go the jobs so go the people.

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