Family Well-being

Family Well-being 

With increasingly diverse populations, the nation's large metropolitan areas must offer residential choices to people with different cultures, nationalities, languages, and religions. Like many of its peer regions, the greater Philadelphia region no longer conforms to the conventional view of central cities as "melting pots," surrounded by homogeneous suburbs. These indicators describe the diversity that exists in the central cities that have historically been viewed as the nation's melting pots," and, increasingly, in the region's suburbs.

2006
Indicator 4.1: Change in household size
Indicator 4.2: Ratio of children-to-elders
Indicator 4.3: Elderly living alone 
Indicator 4.4: Baby boomer populations
Indicator 4.5: Safety

2005
Indicator 3.1: Households with no children
Indicator 3.2: Births to teens aged 17 and under
Indicator 3.3: Change in population of pre-school children
Indicator 3.4: Group housing for elderly populations
Indicator 3.5: Safety
Indicator 3.6: Available human services

2004
Indicator 3.1: Married couples with children
Indicator 3.2: Single-parent families with children under 18
Indicator 3.3: Population aged 5 and under
Indicator 3.4: Communities with substantial elderly populations
Indicator 3.5: Perceptions of safety
Indicator 3.6: Available human services

Additional Publications

Grandparents Living with Grandchildren: 2000

This report presents information obtained from three questions on the Census 2000 long form about coresident grandparents. Published by the U.S. Census Bureau, 2003.