U.S. children's living arrangements from 1970-2019

This statistic shows the number of children in the United States who live with their parents, one parent or no parent on a timeline from 1970 to 2019.
Detailed figures for children living with either a mother or a father only can be found here. The figures for children living with other relatives or non-relatives have been added up for the "No parents" column. Detailed figures can be found at the source.
In 2019, about 19 million children in the United States lived with one parent.

Living arrangements of children under 18 years old in the United States from 1970 to 2019

YearTwo parentsOne parent (mother or father)*No parents**
201951,56118,9982,966
201850,95319,6463,141
201750,82719,9732,981
201650,67920,2292,837
201550,96619,7572,899
201450,60220,2582,833
201350,64620,5312,733
201250,26720,9152,634
201051,82319,8553,042
200549,48120,7223,291
200049,79519,2202,997
199548,27618,9383,040
199046,50315,8671,767
198546,14914,6351,691
198048,62412,4662,337
197553,07211,2451,770
197058,9398,2002,023
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1970 to 2019

Special properties

Children under 18 years only

Supplementary notes

*Detailed figures for children living with either a mother or a father only can be found here.

**Children living with other relatives or non-relatives only (detailed figures for both at the source).

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