Single fathers in the U.S.: number of poor families 1990-2018

This statistic shows the number of families with a male householder (no spouse present) in the U.S. who live below the poverty level from 1990 to 2018. In 2018, about 824,000 families with a male householder in the U.S. lived below the poverty level.
Poverty is the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. Absolute poverty or destitution is inability to afford basic human needs, which commonly includes clean and fresh water, nutrition, health care, education, clothing and shelter.

Number of families with a single father in the U.S. who live below the poverty level from 1990 to 2018

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Sources

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Households with a male householder and 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."
Families as of March of the following year.

Poverty is the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. Absolute poverty or destitution is inability to afford basic human needs, which commonly includes clean and fresh water, nutrition, health care, education, clothing and shelter.

Data prior to 2017 can be found here.

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