Census numbers: Michigan families go from 'ideal' to 'reality,' same as the nation
A half-century ago, more than three-quarters of American homes were headed by married couples. New figures show that dropped below 50 percent nationally and in Michigan in the past decade, according to a Booth News Service report.
Meanwhile, individuals living alone now make up more than a quarter of U.S. households, up from one in 10 in 1950, the report said.
The story chronicles the changing face of American families — from the '60s "Leave it to Beaver" era to to 2010, when married couples with kids made up 21 percent of total households.