Census: More in Minn. are say no to marriage
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New data from the 2010 census shows that the married couples no longer make up the majority of households in the Twin Cities area.
The Star Tribune reports ( http://bit.ly/iHTfn5) Thursday that the census found that 48.6% of households in the seven-county metropolitan area were married couples. That’s down from 50.9% in 2000.
The rest of Minnesota is close behind, with 50.8% of households made up of married couples.
State Demographer Tom Gillaspy says the changes have come slowly and changing families will be 1 of the big issues facing society in the next couple of decades.
The proportion of married households in the nation has been dropping since 1950, when 78% of households were married couples. By 2000, that had dropped to 52%.
Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com