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FAM1.B Family structure and children’s living arrangements: Detailed living arrangements of children by gender, race and Hispanic origin, age, parent’s education, and poverty status, 2012

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Characteristic Total Two parentsa One parent No parents
Two
biological/adoptive parents
Biological/adoptive
parent and stepparent
Mother Father  
Married Cohabiting Married Cohabiting Not cohabiting Cohabiting Not cohabiting Cohabiting Grandparent Other relatives only—no grandparent Nonrelative only—not foster Foster parent(s) All otherb
Total (in thousands) 73,817 43,544 2,557 3,785 381 16,090 1,901 2,174 750 1,454 592 241 193 153
Percent of total 100.0 59.0 3.5 5.1 0.5 21.8 2.6 2.9 1.0 2.0 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.2
Percent by number of parents 100.0 86.6 5.1 7.5 0.8 76.9 9.1 10.4 3.6 55.2 22.5 9.2 7.3 5.8
Gender
Male 51.2 51.3 53.1 51.8 52.0 50.4 48.9 56.0 53.7 49.1 50.0 33.2 54.4 46.4
Female 48.8 48.7 46.9 48.2 48.0 49.6 51.1 44.0 46.3 50.9 50.0 66.8 45.6 53.6
Race and Hispanic originc
White 73.5 80.5 69.3 78.3 69.0 56.3 75.4 74.3 70.7 59.2 55.1 69.7 63.2 66.7
White, non-Hispanic 52.9 60.8 35.3 61.0 45.1 33.5 54.3 59.4 50.1 43.1 29.4 53.9 44.6 47.7
Black 15.1 7.5 16.7 12.7 24.1 33.9 12.0 15.7 17.5 30.0 32.4 15.8 30.6 17.0
Black, non-Hispanic 13.7 6.6 12.6 11.9 19.9 31.3 10.4 15.3 16.1 28.7 31.3 12.0 25.4 17.0
Asian 4.9 6.7 3.6 2.2 1.3 2.1 2.4 3.3 1.2 0.9 6.3 7.5 1.0 2.6
All other racesc 6.5 5.4 10.3 6.8 5.2 7.6 10.3 6.7 10.7 9.8 6.4 7.1 5.7 13.7
Hispanic (of any race) 23.8 22.1 41.6 19.1 29.7 27.5 26.0 17.0 22.7 18.2 28.4 19.5 24.4 24.2
Age
Ages 0–5 32.9 34.9 68.2 9.2 24.9 31.3 28.2 17.7 33.6 29.6 18.8 26.1 39.9 25.5
Ages 6–14 49.9 49.4 27.6 58.1 59.1 50.9 54.5 58.2 54.3 51.7 47.3 43.2 40.4 48.4
Ages 15–17 17.2 15.8 4.1 32.6 16.0 17.9 17.3 24.1 12.1 18.7 34.0 31.1 20.2 26.8
Father's education
Father not present 27.9 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Less than high school 9.7 12.4 29.8 12.3 16.8 13.1 18.4
High school graduate 19.5 24.6 40.3 35.0 38.6 39.4 40.0
Some college 17.8 24.0 23.3 31.8 30.2 26.0 29.3
Bachelor's degree or more 25.1 39.0 6.6 20.9 14.2 21.6 12.3
Mother's education
Mother not present 7.5 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Less than high school 12.5 11.0 25.8 11.0 22.8 18.7 13.3
High school graduate 23.3 21.6 33.2 28.6 29.1 31.8 34.2
Some college 27.1 26.2 31.4 37.9 27.8 34.4 37.6
Bachelor's degree or more 29.6 41.2 9.5 22.5 19.9 15.2 15.0
Poverty status
Below 100% poverty 22.2 10.7 47.9 13.1 31.0 44.9 48.7 17.3 27.9 31.9 29.1 97.5 100.0 62.1
100–199% poverty 22.3 19.1 28.5 22.5 26.8 27.7 27.2 26.9 30.5 31.2 33.6 2.5 0.0 24.2
200% poverty and above 55.5 70.2 23.5 64.4 42.0 27.4 24.1 55.8 41.6 37.0 37.3 0.0 0.0 14.4
— Not available.
a This category also includes children living with two stepparents.
b The category “All other” includes children who live with both relatives (other than grandparents) and nonrelatives.
c Following the 1997 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards for collecting and presenting data on race, the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) asked respondents to choose one or more races from the following: White, Black or African American, Asian, American Indian or Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. The Census Bureau also offered an "Other" category. Those who chose more than one race were classified as "Two or more races." Except for the "All other races" category, all race groups discussed in this table refer to people who indicated only one racial identity within the racial categories presented. (Those who were "Two or more races" were included in the "All other races" category, along with American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders, and those who chose "Other.") People who responded to the question on race by indicating only one race are referred to as the race-alone population. The use of the race-alone population in this table does not imply that it is the preferred method of presenting or analyzing data. Data on race and Hispanic origin are collected separately. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
NOTE: Data exclude about 253,000 household residents under age 18 who were listed as family reference persons or spouses. “Cohabiting” means the parent is cohabiting with an unmarried partner. Relatives are anyone who is reported as related to the householder by blood, marriage, or adoption.
SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement.