Living arrangements of children under 18 years old in the United States from 1970 to 2016

U.S. children's living arrangements from 1970-2016 This statistic shows the number of children in the United States who live with their parents, one parent or no parent on a timeline from 1970 to 2016. Detailed figures for children living with either a mother or a father only can be found here. The figures for children living with other relatives or non-relatives have been added up for the "No parents" column. Detailed figures can be found at the source.
In 2016, about 20.23 million children in the United States lived with one parent.
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YearTwo parentsOne parent (mother or father)*No parents**
197058,9398,2002,023
197553,07211,2451,770
198048,62412,4662,337
198546,14914,6351,691
199046,50315,8671,767
199548,27618,9383,040
200049,79519,2202,997
200549,48120,7223,291
201051,82319,8553,042
201250,26720,9152,634
201350,64620,5312,733
201450,60220,2582,833
201550,96619,7572,899
201650,67920,2292,837
YearTwo parentsOne parent (mother or father)*No parents**
197058,9398,2002,023
197553,07211,2451,770
198048,62412,4662,337
198546,14914,6351,691
199046,50315,8671,767
199548,27618,9383,040
200049,79519,2202,997
200549,48120,7223,291
201051,82319,8553,042
201250,26720,9152,634
201350,64620,5312,733
201450,60220,2582,833
201550,96619,7572,899
201650,67920,2292,837

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This statistic shows the number of children in the United States who live with their parents, one parent or no parent on a timeline from 1970 to 2016. Detailed figures for children living with either a mother or a father only can be found here. The figures for children living with other relatives or non-relatives have been added up for the "No parents" column. Detailed figures can be found at the source.
In 2016, about 20.23 million children in the United States lived with one parent.
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Release date
January 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
1970 to 2016
Special properties
Children under 18 years only
Supplementary notes
*Detailed figures for children living with either a mother or a father only can be found here..

**Children living with other relatives or non-relatives only (detailed figures for both at the source).

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