Number of poor Black single mothers in the U.S. 1990-2018

This statistic shows the number of Black families with a female householder and no spouse present in the U.S. who live below the poverty level from 1990 to 2018. In 2018, there were about 1.19 million Black families with a single mother 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 mother in the U.S. who live below the poverty level from 1990 to 2018

Number of Black families in thousands
20181,187
20171,309
20161,332
20151,487
20141,596
20131,596
20121,624
20111,693
20101,698
20091,524
20081,548
20071,544
20061,484
20051,486
20041,503
20031,473
20021,433
20011,351
20001,300
19991,487
19981,557
19971,563
19961,724
19951,701
19941,715
19931,908
19921,878
19911,834
19901,648
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Sources

Release date

August 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Further information regarding the poverty threshold can be accessed here.

Female householder, no husband 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 only - with and without children under 18 years.

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