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.