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Nez Perce: Household types

These data come from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. They are based on averages of data collected in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. These estimates cannot be used to say what is going on in any particular year in the period, only what the average value is over the full period. The Census Bureau's also provides 1-year estimates for counties with at least 65,000 people. We use 5-year estimates because they are available for all counties and allow comparison to other counties within the region.

A household is a person or group of people who occupy a housing unit. The householder is a person in whose name the housing unit is owned, being bought, or rented. A family household consists of the householder and one or more people related to the householder. It may also include people unrelated to the householder. A nonfamily household consists of a person living alone or a householder who shares the home with nonrelatives only.
In Nez Perce . . .
  • There were 16,384 total households in 2015-2019.
  • Family households made up 65.5 percent of the total in 2015-2019, compared to 67.6 percent in Idaho.
  • Since 1980, family households have decreased as a proportion of the total.
  • Female-headed households with children (no husband present) made up 6.4 percent of all households in 2015-2019, compared to 6.1 percent in Idaho.
  • Adults age 65 or older who lived alone made up 11.2 percent of all households in 2015-2019, compared to 10.4 percent in Idaho.

Percent of all households, 2015-2019

Nez PerceIdahoUnited States
Family households66%68%66%
Single women with kids6%6%8%
Nonfamily households34%32%34%
Adults 65 and over living alone11%10%11%

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NOTE: The ACS data are estimates based on a five-year average, meaning that data gathered from 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 are averaged together to come up with the results shown here. There is no problem with comparing these data to census data from 2000. For a technical discussion of the "margins of error" associated with ACS estimates, please see: (

Source: 2007-2019: U.S. Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey, (;
DATE LAST UPDATED: December 10, 2020.

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