The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study

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CHAPTER XI.
THE NEGRO FAMILY.

27. The Size of the Family.-- There were in the Seventh Ward, in 1896, 7751 members of families (including 171 persons living alone), and 1924 single lodgers.1 The average size of the family, without lodgers and boarders, was 3.18.


FAMILIES ACCORDING TO SIZE.
Number in Family Number
of     
Families
Per Cent of
Different
Size
Families.
Members
of
Families
One..................
Two..................
Three.................
Four..................
Five..................
Six..................
Seven.................
Eight.................
Nine..................
Ten..................
Eleven.................
Twelve................
Thirteen................
Fourteen................
Fifteen.................
   171
1,031
  470
  327
  183
  106
   76
   28
   25
   13
    2
    4
    3
    1
    1
        7.0
       42.2


    44.3


     5.8


     0.7
   171
2,062
1,410
1,308
  915
  636
  532
  224
  225
  130
   22
   48
   39
   14
   15
       Total..............
Lodgers................
Total population............
Average size real family.........
Average size of family, including single
 lodgers...............
Average size of census family......
2,441
...
...
...
...

...
100
...
...
...
...

  ..
7,751
1,924
9,675
 3.18
 3.96
 5.08

With the whole population of the ward included, the average size was about four, and counting married and

____________________
1
Families who were lodging--and there were many--were counted as families, not as lodgers. They were mostly young couples with one or no children. The lodgers were not counted with the families because of their large numbers, and the shifting of many of them from month to month.

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