Number of U.S. children living in a single parent family 1970-2018

Number of children living with a single mother or a single father in the U.S. from 1970 to 2018 (in 1,000)

Number of U.S. children living in a single parent family 1970-2018 This statistic shows the number of children living with a single mother or single father from 1970 to 2018. In 2018, about 19.65 million children in the United States lived with one parent, approximately 16.4 million of them with their mother only.
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Number of children living with a single mother or a single father in the U.S. from 1970 to 2018 (in 1,000)

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YearMother onlyFather only
201816,3953,251
201716,7673,206
201617,2233,006
201517,0062,751
201417,4102,848
201317,5322,999
201217,9912,924
201017,2832,572
200517,2253,497
200016,1623,058
199516,4772,461
199013,8741,993
198513,0811,554
198011,4061,060
197510,2311,014
19707,452748
YearMother onlyFather only
201816,3953,251
201716,7673,206
201617,2233,006
201517,0062,751
201417,4102,848
201317,5322,999
201217,9912,924
201017,2832,572
200517,2253,497
200016,1623,058
199516,4772,461
199013,8741,993
198513,0811,554
198011,4061,060
197510,2311,014
19707,452748
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This statistic shows the number of children living with a single mother or single father from 1970 to 2018. In 2018, about 19.65 million children in the United States lived with one parent, approximately 16.4 million of them with their mother only.
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