Percentages of family households in the U.S. with own children under age 18, from 1970 to 2015, by type of family

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All family householdsMarried couplesSingle father*Single mother*
197056%57%28%52%
198052%51%36%63%
199049%47%40%61%
200048%46%44%60%
200547%45%41%59%
201045%42%40%57%
201144%41%40%57%
201243%40%41%57%
201343.33%40.3%41.1%55.77%
201442.96%40.13%39.21%55.44%
201542.8%40.6%38.75%55.01%
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This graph shows the percentages of family households in the U.S. with own children under age 18 from 1970 to 2015, by type of family. In 2015, around 43 percent of all family households in the United States had own children under age 18 living in the household.

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