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Family Presence Drops Under 50 Percent

Village's median age also declines slightly, according to U.S. Census Bureau data

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.

Rory Linnane May 13, 2011 at 07:17 PM
What percent of residents were listed as white in the new data?
N. Peske May 13, 2011 at 09:35 PM
"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." What do you mean by "earlier data"? We have 600 more residents, or 600 less, for instance? That's good news about the median age dropping if the school board sticks with their plan to keep SIS open as long as the median age was below 40... but does the smaller family size make a difference? Inquiring middle schoolers want to know!
andrea May 14, 2011 at 02:50 PM
As one of those counted as "family," I've noticed an influx of uwm students in my area. And so far, I don't see that as a "good"thing--e.g. garbage in the yards, ratty furniture on porches, knee high grass and weeds, 4-5 clunker cars crammed into a driveway, and noise. I know, I know...you probably picture me as the little old lady shaking her umbrella at those young-uns. But the quality of my neighborhood--and value of my home--is not improving.

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