Change Indicator

Single mother-headed households in Delaware

Single mother-headed households

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Why This Indicator Matters

The composition of families in America is constantly changing, and as a result, the type of primary caregiver in children's lives varies widely. Families may be headed by biological parents, step-parents, foster parents or other relatives. The number of caregivers in a household also varies widely, and increasingly, single parents have become primary caregivers in many families. Single parenting comes with a variety of unique challenges and research indicates that children growing up in single parent households face an increased risk for cognitive, financial, social and emotional concerns.
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Definition and Source



Female householders, no spouse present with own children of the householder under 18 years

Data Source

American Community Survey. U.S. Census Bureau. Table S1101

Last Updated

December 2023