Number of families with a single mother in the U.S. 1990-2018

This statistic shows the number of families with a single mother in the U.S. from 1990 to 2018. In 2018, there were around 15.05 million families with a female householder and no spouse present in the United States.

Number of families with a single mother in the U.S. from 1990 to 2018

Number of families in thousands
201815,052
201715,305
201615,581
201515,630
201415,553
201315,195
201215,489
201115,678
201015,243
200914,857
200814,482
200714,411
200614,424
200514,095
200413,981
200313,791
200213,626
200113,146
200012,903
199912,818
199812,796
199712,652
199612,790
199512,514
199412,220
199312,411
199212,061
199111,693
199011,268
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Sources

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Families with a female householder, no spouse present - with and without children aged 18 and under.

The Census Bureau defines a family as follows: "A family is a group of two people or more (one of whom is the householder) related by birth, marriage, or adoption and residing together; all such people (including related subfamily members) are considered as members of one family."

Data prior to 2017 can be found here.

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