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asked in category: General Last Updated: 8th January, 2020

What percent of American children are currently raised in a single parent family?

Living arrangements for single parents
The newest census that the majority of America's 73.7 million children under age 18 live in families with two parents (69 percent), according to new statistics released from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Similarly, you may ask, what percentage of American families are single parent?

Of the 11 million families with children under age 18, and no spouse present, the majority are single mothers (8.5 million). Single fathers comprise the remaining 2.5 million single parent families. Married couples make up 68 percent of all families with children under age 18, compared to 93 percent in 1950.

how many children live with single parents? All told, 24 million U.S. children younger than 18 are living with an unmarried parent. Most (15 million) are living with a solo mother. In comparison, 5 million live with cohabiting parents and 3 million live with a solo father.

Keeping this in view, what percentage of African American families is headed by a single parent?

CNN's Don Lemon says more than 72 percent of African-American births are out of wedlock

Racial or ethnic group Children in single-parent families
Non-Hispanic whites 25 percent
Hispanics 42 percent
American Indian and Native Alaskans 53 percent
Non-Hispanic blacks 67 percent

How many kids grow up with one parent?

Number of U.S. children living in a single parent family 1970-2019. In 2019, there were about 15.76 million children living with a single mother in the United States, and about 3.23 million children living with a single father.

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