Families in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on families in the United States

This Statista dossier on families in the United States provides a comprehensive overview of American family life. It includes statistics on family constellations, ethnic backgrounds, marriage and divorce rates and figures, single parents, disposable income, and children.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Average size of a family in the US 1960-2017

    • U.S. - number of black families 1990-2017

    • U.S. - Number of Asian families 2002-2017

    • Number of white families in the United States 1990-2017

    • U.S. - Number of Hispanic families 1990-2017

  • 2. Marriage
    • Number of married couples in the U.S. 1960-2017

    • Number of marriages in the U.S. 1990-2016

    • USA - Marriage rate 1990-2016

    • Marriage rates in the U.S. 2016, by state

    • Marital status of the U.S. population 2017, by sex

    • Interracially married couples in the U.S. 2017, by race and Hispanic origin

    • Generation gap on social issues - attitude towards same-sex marriage in the U.S.

    • Survey on the legalization of same-sex marriages in the U.S. 1996 to 2017

  • 3. Divorce
    • Divorces in the U.S. from 1981 to 2016

    • U.S. - divorce rate 1990-2016

    • U.S. - divorce rate by state 2016

    • Americans' moral stance towards divorce in 2018

    • The most expensive divorces among celebrities, by settlement

    • Survey on blame for divorce among Americans in 2016

    • U.S. catholics - view on children being raised by divorced parents 2015

    • Children living with single divorced parents in the U.S. 2017, by age of child

  • 4. Children
    • Number of births in the United States 1990-2016

    • United States - birth rate from 1990-2016

    • Number of families in the US by number of children 2000-2017

    • U.S. - Infant mortality rate 1990-2017

    • Average costs of raising a child in the U.S. in 2013 by category

    • Public opinion on adoption rights for same-sex couples in the U.S. 2014

    • Attitude towards having children without being married in the U.S. 2016

    • Women's satisfaction with having a baby in the U.S. in 2016

  • 5. Single parents
    • Number of families with a single mother in the U.S. 1990-2017

    • United States - number of families with a single father 1990-2017

    • Number of Hispanic families with a single mother in the U.S. 1990-2017

    • Number of Hispanic families with a single father in the U.S. 1990-2017

    • Number of Asian families with a single mother in the U.S. 2002-2017

    • Number of Asian families with a single father in the U.S. 2002-2017

    • Number of white, non-hispanic single mother households in the U.S. 1990-2017

    • Number of white, non-Hispanic single father households in the U.S. 1990-2017

    • Number of Black single mothers in the U.S. 1990-2017

    • Number of Black families with a single father in the U.S. 1990-2017

  • 6. Family income
    • Percentage of U.S. parents who work based on household income 2012

    • Family income levels in the U.S. - percentage distribution 2017

    • Median family income in the United States by state 2017

    • Median family income in the United States in 2017, by ethnic group

    • Poverty rate for families in the U.S. from 1990 to 2017

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