Household characteristics are used by the US Census to categorize the household
by the type of relationship the people that live in that unit share and/or the
gender of the person responsible for maintaining the household. One household
includes all the people who occupy a housing unit as their usual place of
residence. As defined by the Census: "Households are classified by type
according to the sex of the householder and the presence of relatives. Examples
include: married-couple family; male householder, no wife present; female
householder, no husband present; spouse (husband/wife); child; and other
relatives." The householder is typically the person in whose name the home is
owned or rented.
||'Female householder (no husband present), no own children under 18'
||'Female householder (no husband present), with own children under 18'
||'Male householder (no wife present), no own children under 18'
||'Male householder (no wife present), with own children under 18'
||'Married Couple Family, no own children under 18'
||'Married Couple Family, with own children under 18'
||'Non-Family Households, with 2 or more people'
||'Total Households for Which Household Characteristics is Determined'
Per Capita Income in 1999
Per Capita Income is an estimate of the average income per person in a
particular area. Every man, woman, and child living in a particular area is
included in the calculation. The Census only uses the income of all people 15
years old and over. The Census considers the following to be counted as income:
Wage or salary income (including bonuses and tips)
Interest, dividends, net rental income, royalty income, income from estates and
Social Security or Railroad Retirement income
Supplemental Security Income
Public assistance income
Retirement, survivor, or disability income
All other income (includes unemployment, Veteran’s Administration payments,
alimony, child support, contributions received periodically from people not
living in the household, military family allotments, and other kinds of
periodic income other than earnings)
Population / Households
The total population is the estimated number of people who live in a particular
area. It includes estimates for all males, females, adults and children.
A household includes all the people who occupy a housing unit as their usual
place of residence. For example, there might be four people in a family living
in one house. This would count as four people under population, but only as one
||'Persons per Square Mile'
Racial & Ethnic Diversity
Race and ethnicity is the estimated number of people who classify themselves as
being a member of a particular racial or ethnic group. It includes estimates
for all males, females, adults and children. As part of the 2000 Census, the
U.S. Census Bureau separated the categories of "Race" and "Hispanic Origin" and
considers them two separate concepts. Additionally, it is important to note
that the 2000 Census allowed people for the first time to select more than one
race category to describe their racial identities.
||'American Indian and Alaska Native'
||'Black or African American'
||'Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander'
||'Some other race'
||'Total Population for Which Race & Ethnicity is Determined'
||'Two or more races'
Source: Data analysis completed by the Florida Center for Community Design +
Research, School of Architecture and Community Design, University of South
Hillsborough Community Atlas; Southwest Florida Water Management
District (original data source)