Change Indicator

Children in single-parent families in Texas

Children in single-parent families

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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



The number and percent of all children (birth to age 17) living in families headed by a parent without a spouse present in the home. 

This indicator includes only children of the head of household. This differs from the national and state only indicator "Children in single-parent families," which includes children who live in subfamilies or are not children of the head of household (e.g., a child living with a grandparent, or with a parent and other family member who is the head of the household). The current state and county-level indicator does not include these situations.

Data Source

Census Bureau's Decennial Census, Summary File 4 (1990, 2000) and American Community Survey Table B09002 (5-year estimates) for all other years.


Updated November 2022.

Last Updated

December 2023