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Child population by household type in United States

Child population by household type

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Definition and Source



Percent of total child population in married-couple, father only, mother only households, and cohabiting couple households.

Data Source

Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the 2019 and the 2021 American Community Survey.

These data were derived from ACS table B09005.


Updated October 2022.
S - Estimates suppressed when the confidence interval around the percentage is greater than or equal to 10 percentage points.
N.A. – Data not available. Data is provided for the 50 most populous cities according to the most recent Census counts. Cities for which data is collected may change over time.
Use caution when comparing congressional districts over time. Congressional district boundaries may change between decennial censuses. Annual data for each congressional district refers to the boundaries for that district in that year.
A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at: Child population by household type.

Last Updated

October 2022