Did you know census data specifies the relationships between parents and children?
Not only can we find out how many households have children, but we can find out how many of those children are stepchildren, biological children or adopted children, in relation to the parents of households.
Those numbers have been released by the U.S. Census Bureau in the 2010 Census for several states, including Illinois. These uber-detailed counts show information on age, sex, households, families, race and more. The bureau released data about these basic categories before, but now the information is so detailed we can isolate a block within a city.
Every week, we'll take a bit of information from the Census data to examine the populations of Chicago Heights, Olympia Fields and South Chicago Heights. Here are a few facts that relate to the Heights:
- Adopted Kids: 299 adopted children live in Chicago Heights households.
- Stepkids: 385 children live in a household with a stepparent.
- Grandkids:1,395 Chicago Heights children are the grandchildren of the householder.
- Bio-kids: 10,486 children are the biological child of the householder.
To find more information from the U.S. Census Bureau, go to the American FactFinder website.