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California's changing households

A Times analysis of new census figures shows that the percentage of Californians who live in "nuclear family" households — a man and a woman, married, raising their children — has dropped over the last decade, to 23.4% of all households. Nuclear families are being supplanted by a spectrum of postmodern living arrangements — same-sex households, unmarried opposite-sex partners and single-parent households, among others.

A Times analysis of new census figures shows that the percentage of Californians who live in "nuclear family" households — a man and a woman, married, raising their children — has dropped over the last decade, to 23.4% of all households. Nuclear families are being supplanted by a spectrum of postmodern living arrangements — same-sex households, unmarried opposite-sex partners and single-parent households, among others.

Use the Times' maps to explore where these household shifts have occurred.

Read more: California families are changing, U.S. Census data show

Married couples with no children

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