Number of families with a single mother* in the U.S. from 1990 to 2017 (in 1,000)

Number of families with a single mother in the U.S. 1990-2017 This statistic shows the number of families with a single mother in the U.S. from 1990 to 2017. In 1990, there were around 11.26 million families with a female householder and no husband present in the U.S.
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Number of families in thousands
199011,268
199111,693
199212,061
199312,411
199412,220
199512,514
199612,790
199712,652
199812,796
199912,818
200012,903
200113,146
200213,626
200313,791
200413,981
200514,095
200614,424
200714,411
200814,482
200914,857
201015,243
201115,678
201215,489
201315,195
201415,553
201515,630
201615,581
201715,425
Number of families in thousands
199011,268
199111,693
199212,061
199312,411
199412,220
199512,514
199612,790
199712,652
199812,796
199912,818
200012,903
200113,146
200213,626
200313,791
200413,981
200514,095
200614,424
200714,411
200814,482
200914,857
201015,243
201115,678
201215,489
201315,195
201415,553
201515,630
201615,581
201715,425
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This statistic shows the number of families with a single mother in the U.S. from 1990 to 2017. In 1990, there were around 11.26 million families with a female householder and no husband present in the U.S.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1990 to 2017
Supplementary notes
* Families with a female householder, no husband 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 2016 can be found here.

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