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Children living in crowded housing in United States

Children living in crowded housing

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Definition and Source



Children under age 18 who live in households that have more than 1 person per room. 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.

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 is collected may change over time.

A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at Children living in crowded housing.

Last Updated

January 2024