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Children in single-parent families

United States

Filters: (Percent) - 2015

Data Provided by: National KIDS COUNT Program

U.S. National Level
Year Value
2015 35%
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Definitions: Children under age 18 who live with their own single parent either in a family or subfamily.
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Data Source: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Supplementary Survey, 2001 Supplementary Survey and 2002 through 2015 American Community Survey (ACS).


These data were derived from American Fact Finder table C23008 (factfinder2.census.gov/). More...

Footnotes: Updated October 2016.
S - Estimates suppressed when the confidence interval around the percentage is greater than or equal to 10 percentage points.
N.A. – Data not available.
Data is provided for the 50 most populous cities according to the most recent Census counts. Cities for which data is collected may change over time.
A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at