Number of children in the U.S., by relationship to householder 2018

This statistic shows the number of children under 18 years living in U.S. households in 2018, by relationship to householder. In 2018, just over 1.27 million children were foster children or unrelated to their households' householder.

Number of children under 18 years living in U.S. households in 2018, by relationship to householder

Number of children in thousands
Biological child 60,180
Adopted child 1,440
Stepchild 2,367
Grandchild 6,038
Other relatives 1,807
Foster child or other unrelated child 1,274
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Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Special properties

Children under 18 years only

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