Share of family households with own children under 18 years in the United States from 1970 to 2019, by type of family
U.S. family households with children, by family type 1970-2019
This statistic shows the share of family households with own children under 18 years in the United States from 1970 to 2019, by type of family. In 2019, about 40.66 percent of all family households in the United States had their own children under age 18 living in the household.
Share of family households with own children under 18 years in the United States from 1970 to 2019, by type of family
All family householdsMarried couplesSingle father*Single mother*
201940.66%38.31%38.58%51.23%
201841.46%38.88%38.67%52.88%
201741.4%38.9%37.12%52.95%
201642.31%39.45%39.18%54.57%
201542.8%40.6%38.75%55.01%
201442.96%40.13%39.21%55.44%
201343.33%40.3%41.1%55.77%
201243%40%41%57%
201144%41%40%57%
201045%42%40%57%
200547%45%41%59%
200048%46%44%60%
199049%47%40%61%
198052%51%36%63%
197056%57%28%52%
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1970 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Percentage refers to percent of all male/female householder families with no spouse present.
Data for previous years can be found here.

U.S. family households with children, by family type 1970-2019
This statistic shows the share of family households with own children under 18 years in the United States from 1970 to 2019, by type of family. In 2019, about 40.66 percent of all family households in the United States had their own children under age 18 living in the household.
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