While the percentage of kids living with single moms has nearly tripled
Most American children still live in families with two married parents, while the percentage of youngsters living with single mothers has nearly tripled in the last half-century, according to new federal data.
The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday released its latest statistics showing that 69% of America’s 73.7 million children under 18 live in families with two parents—the vast majority of whom are married.
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While it is still the most common household living arrangement—compared to living with grandparents or having a single parent—that figure has fallen from 88% since 1960.
Meanwhile, 23% of children live with a single mother. That number grew from 8% in 1960.