People who are divorced may be raising children alone or may be experiencing loss of home or income, and may be in need of community support.
*Counts for 2012 are estimated, based on 2007-2011 rates, modified for population change in each census tract.
Marriage confers some domestic and economic security on most couples, and has been associated with increased longevity. Note that the neighborhoods where UF students live report relatively few marriages.
*Counts are based on 2007-2011 rate, adjusted for 2012 population changes in each census tract.
Separated people may be raising children alone, may be in danger of stalking or domestic violence, or may be in financially difficult situations.
*People who report themselves separated were once married, but are now living separately from their spouse.
**Counts of people who describe their marital status as “separated” are based on reported rates from 2007-2011 and adjusted for population changes in each census tract in 2012.
People who are widowed are considered more vulnerable and potentially in more need of community support, particularly when they are elderly.
*Estimated counts are based on 2007-2011 rate, adjusted for population change in each census tract.