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Grandparents responsible for their grandchildren in Maryland

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Number of grandparents living with and responsible for their own grandchildren.

Percent refers to percentage of total households with children under 18 where grandparents are responsible for basic needs of their grandchildren. 

Data Source

American Community Survey


Beginning in 2006, the population in group quarters (GQ) is included in the ACS. Some types of GQ populations may have grandparents as caregivers distributions that are different from the household population. The inclusion of the GQ population could therefore have a noticeable impact on the grandparents as caregivers distribution. This is particularly true for areas with a substantial GQ population.

Last Updated

December 2023