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Links to the Census Bureau's Website, for Information on:

On Single Dads
    June 2000 press release
    December 1998 press release

On Single Moms
    April 1997 press release
    April 1999 press release

On Single Parents


 

Links to other tables

Household Trends:

One-person households

Married-couple households

Unmarried-couple households:

       Male-Female couples

       Same-sex couples

Family Diversity

 

Population trends:

Unmarried Americans:

     15 years of age and older

     18 years of age and older

     Currently Divorced People

    Women 65 Years and Over

Children with Single Parents

Children with Grandparents

Rising Age of First Marriages

 


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2000 Census -- AASP Report

Background Information -- Historical Trends

 

Children Living Arrangements: 1960 - 2000

"
The Increase in Children Living With Single Parents"

 

Year Total Children under 18 Head of
Household
Number Living with One Parent Percent
         
2000 72,012,000 with one parent only 19,220,000 26.7
    with mother only 16,162,000 22.4
    with father only 3,058,000 4.2
1998 71,377,000 with one parent only 19,777,000 27.7
    with mother only 16,634,000 23.3
    with father only 3,143,000 4.4
1995 70,254,000 with one parent only 18,938,000 27.0
    with mother only 16,477,000 23.5
    with father only 2,461,000 3.5
1993 66,893,000 with one parent only 17,872,000 26.7
    with mother only 15,586,000 23.3
    with father only 2,286,000 3.4
1990 64,137,000 with one parent only 15,867,000 24.7
    with mother only 13,874,000 21.6
    with father only 1,993,000 3.1
1985 62,475,000 with one parent only 14,635,000 23.4
    with mother only 13,081,000 20.9
    with father only 1,554,000 2.5
1980 63,427,000 with one parent only 12,466,000 19.7
    with mother only 11,406,000 18.0
    with father only 1,060,000 1.7
1970 69,162,000 with one parent only 8,200,000 11.9
    with mother only 7,452,000 10.8
    with father only 748,000 1.1
1960 63,727,000 with one parent only 5,829,000 9.1
    with mother only 5,105,000 8.0
    with father only 724,000 1.1

Sources:

Census dpcument: America's Families and Living Arrangements: March 2000.
Internet Release Date: 6-29-01.
http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/hh-fam.html

Census document: CH-1.  Living Arrangements of Children Under 18: 1960 to Present.
Internet Release Date: 1-7-99.
http://www.census.gov/population/socdemo/ms-la/tabch-1.txt  

 

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