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Single-parent Families - Archive

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Sasha Cuerda

Number of Families.

Single-parent Families reports the percent of families with children that are headed by a single parent, per race/ethnicity of the householder.


Children are all persons under the age of 18 years, living in families, and related as children by birth, marriage, or adoption to the householder. Children living with married step-parents are not included. Single-parent families may include unmarried couples. This data originates from the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year estimates, table B11003. The ACS collects these data from a sample of households on a rolling monthly basis. ACS aggregates samples into one-, three-, or five-year periods. At this time only state-level annual data are available on Town-level data aggregated from the five-year datasets (considered to be more accurate for geographic areas that are the size of a county or smaller) can be produced using Census tables currently available on the Census website.



Families with children where the householder is a single parent per corresponding race/ethnicity group.

American Community Survey

All;Hispanic or Latino;White Non-Hispanic;Asian;Black or African American