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Children living in crowded households by family nativity in United States

Children living in crowded households by family nativity

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definition and Source



Children under age 18 who live in households that have more than 1 person per room, by children in immigrant families or US-born families. The ratio of occupants per room is derived by dividing the number of persons in the housing unit by the number of rooms in the housing unit.

Children in immigrant families are themselves foreign-born or reside with at least one foreign-born parent. Children in U.S.-born families are both themselves and their resident parents born in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or the Northern Marianas or born abroad of American parents.

Data Source

PRB analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Census Supplementary Survey & American Community Survey.


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 are provided for the 50 most populous cities according to the most recent Census counts. Cities for which data are collected may change over time.

A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at

Children living in crowded households by family nativity.

Last Updated

January 2024