U.S. metropolitan areas with the highest percentage of female-headed households 2017

This statistic shows the 50 metropolitan areas with the highest percentage of female-headed family households in the United States in 2017. Albany in Georgia was ranked first with 24.27 percent of households led by single mothers in 2017.

Top 50 metropolitan areas with the highest percentage of female-headed family households in the United States in 2017

Percentage of female-headed households
Albany, GA24.27%
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX22.44%
Laredo, TX22.29%
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ21.16%
El Paso, TX20.26%
Florence, SC20.16%
El Centro, CA19.05%
Sumter, SC18.94%
Goldsboro, NC18.89%
Hammond, LA18.83%
Rocky Mount, NC18.56%
Hanford-Corcoran, CA18.34%
Jackson, MS18.2%
Merced, CA18.1%
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX17.96%
Montgomery, AL17.95%
Macon-Bibb County, GA17.82%
Memphis, TN-MS-AR17.64%
Visalia-Porterville, CA17.41%
Mobile, AL17.33%
Fresno, CA17.13%
Monroe, LA17.01%
Corpus Christi, TX16.88%
Las Cruces, NM16.76%
Farmington, NM16.7%
Columbus, GA-AL16.69%
Warner Robins, GA16.67%
Baton Rouge, LA16.49%
Alexandria, LA16.44%
Greenville, NC16.42%
Tuscaloosa, AL16.34%
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA16.27%
Springfield, MA16.26%
New Orleans-Metairie, LA16.25%
Flint, MI16.21%
Bakersfield, CA16.16%
Odessa, TX15.78%
Columbia, SC15.58%
Savannah, GA15.5%
Waco, TX15.39%
Burlington, NC15.38%
Dover, DE15.38%
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL15.3%
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ15.24%
Pine Bluff, AR15.24%
Danville, IL15.23%
Yuma, AZ15.12%
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX15.07%
Birmingham-Hoover, AL14.97%
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS14.9%
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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Age group

15 years and older

Supplementary notes

Female family households includes only female-headed households with no spouse present.
Percentages calculated by Statista based on values provided by the source.

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