Change Indicator

Children in single parent families in Rhode Island

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Definition and Source



The percentage of children under age 18 who live in families headed by a person - male or female - without a spouse present in the home.

Data Source

U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1990, 2000, and 2010 Census of the Population.


The data includes "own children" which is defined as never-married children under age 18 who are related to the family by birth, marriage or adoption.

Last Updated

April 2012