The objective of the present study is to examine the trends and differentials in size, composition and headship rates of households for Liberia and provide projections of number of households and their size up to year 2000. Census data for the years 1962, 1974, and 1984 are used. It is found that "during the periods 1962-1974 and 1974-1984, the growth of households was less than that of the population and as a result the average household size exhibited a continuous increase. This was reflected in the reduction of headship rates which was more pronounced during 1974-1984 than during 1962-1974." Variations in headship rates by age, sex, urban or rural residence, and employment status are noted.