Average under 18 population per U.S. family household 1960-2019

This statistic shows the average number of people under 18 years of age in family households in the United States from 1960 to 2019. In 2019, American family households had on average 0.87 people under the age of 18 living in the household. This represents a roughly 39 percent decrease in the number of under 18 people living in American family households since 1960.

Average number of people under the age of 18 per family household in the United States from 1960 to 2019

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Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1960 to 2019

Special properties

Family households

Supplementary notes

* A family household is a household maintained by a householder who is in a family (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), and includes any unrelated people (unrelated subfamily members and/or secondary individuals) who may be residing there.

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