United States - number of families with a single father 1990-2018

This statistic shows the number of families with a single father in the United States from 1990 to 2018. In 2018, there were around 6.49 million families with a male householder and no spouse present in the United States.

Number of families with a single father in the U.S. from 1990 to 2018

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Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Family household with a male householder, no spouse present - with and without children aged 18 and under.

The Census Bureau defines a family as follows: "A family is a group of two people or more (one of whom is the householder) related by birth, marriage, or adoption and residing together; all such people (including related subfamily members) are considered as members of one family."

Data prior to 2017 can be found here.

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