Household Type by Race/Ethnicity

  1. Household Type
  2. Household Size

Data Table


Household type and size are important considerations when choosing where to live. On average, households with a householder who is a person of color — Hispanic, Latino, or a race other than white — are larger (2.8 compared to 2.4 persons per household). Persons of color are more likely to live with relatives. 72% of households with a householder who is a person of color live with family compared to 64% of households with a white, non-Hispanic householder.


Householder refers to the person (or one of the people) in whose name the housing unit is owned or rented (maintained) or, if there is no such person, any adult member, excluding roomers, boarders, or paid employees. If the house is owned or rented jointly by a married couple, the householder may be either spouse.

Households are diverse; the racial or ethnic identity of a household’s members may not match that of the householder.

Family / Non-Family Households

A family household is any household with two or more members related by birth, marriage, or adoption. Single-person households and two more unrelated people living together are called non-family households.


  • U.S. Census Bureau: American Community Survey