The number of family households in the village of Shorewood dropped under 50 percent according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Shorewood has 48.7 percent of all households labeled family households; the bureau defines a family household as consisting of "a householder and one or more other people related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption." That figure is down from 50.9 percent 10 years ago.
The village's median age dropped slightly, from 37.8 years to 37.2. Earlier data described a village that is a shade smaller (down about 600 total residents) and more diverse, with only 88.1 percent of residents listed as white.
The Census Bureau's latest data is called the Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics. Visit American FactFinder to research more from the 2000 and 2010 Census counts.