Number of poor Black families with a single father in the U.S. 1990-2018

This statistic shows the number of Black families with a male householder in the U.S. who live below the poverty level from 1990 to 2018. In 2018, there were about 212,000 Black families with a single father living below the poverty level in the United States.
Poverty is the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. Absolute poverty or destitution is inability to afford basic human needs, which commonly includes clean and fresh water, nutrition, health care, education, clothing and shelter.

Number of Black families with a single father in the U.S. who live below the poverty level from 1990 to 2018

Number of Black families in thousands
2018212
2017194
2016207
2015241
2014270
2013255
2012262
2011234
2010236
2009234
2008161
2007205
2006177
2005170
2004154
2003192
2002160
2001150
2000120
1999105
1998134
1997111
1996130
1995112
1994161
1993133
1992116
1991110
199097
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Sources

Release date

August 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Male householder, no wife present - with and without children under 18 years.

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."
Black alone - With and without children under 18 years - Male householder, no spouse present.
Poverty is the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. Absolute poverty or destitution is inability to afford basic human needs, which commonly includes clean and fresh water, nutrition, health care, education, clothing and shelter.
Further information regarding the poverty threshold can be accessed here.

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