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Children living in single-parent households by race and ethnicity in New Mexico

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Number and percentage of children under 18 in New Mexico living a in family household headed by an individual (either male or female) with no spouse present in the home, by race and ethnicity. The percentage represents the total number of children in single-parent households relative to the total number of under-18 year olds. This indicator includes children not related to the householder but who are in a family household (such as foster children). Thus in 2022, approximately 44% of all children in New Mexico, and 48% of Hispanic children, lived in a single-parent household.
The U.S. Census uses these race categories: White, Black or African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, Some Other Race, and Two or More Races. In addition, the U.S. Census uses two ethnic categories: Hispanic and Non-Hispanic. Hispanic (or Latino) refers to a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term 'origin' is used to indicate a person's (or the person's parents) heritage, nationality group, lineage, or country of birth. 

Data Source

U.S. Census, American Community Survey, 1-year estimates, Table S0901.


Some people in each race listed may identify also as Hispanic. Thus, the sum of the percentages may be greater than 100%.

County-level data available by request.

New Mexico state-level data typically are from the American Community Survey 1-year estimates. As a result of COVID-19 data collection challenges, the 2020 New Mexico state-level data are 5-year estimates and not comparable to other years.

Last Updated

December 2023