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Children Living with Father in 2017

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Attribute to Benjamin Gurrentz, Survey Statistician

"It’s more common for children to live with just their fathers than it was a decade ago. This year, 16 percent of children living with one parent lived with just their dad.  That’s compared to 13 percent in 2007.  But 84 percent of children living with one parent still live with their mothers."

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Children Living with One Parent in 2017

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Attribute to Benjamin Gurrentz, Survey Statistician

"Over one-quarter of children under age 18 live with one parent.  That’s nearly 20 million children.  By age, Census Bureau data shows that 36 percent of the children living with just their mother are between ages 6 to 11.  Out of the children living with just Dad, 43 percent are ages 12 to 17."

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Household Size 2017

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Attribute to Lydia Anderson, Demographer

"Household size is shrinking over time.  In 1940, the average number of people living in each household was 3.7.  Today, 2.5 people live in each household, on average.  The decline is due to a decrease in family size and a rise in living alone."

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Young Adults Wait for Marriage in 2017

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Attribute to Benjamin Gurrentz, Survey Statistician

"Young adults are waiting longer to tie the knot. In 2017, the median age for men to marry for the first time is 29.5.  The median age when women first get married is a bit lower, at age 27.4. That’s up from ages 23.7 and 20.5 respectively in 1947.  More adults also have never been married.  In 2017, 32 percent of all adults have never been married compared to 23 percent in 1950."

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One Person Households in 2017

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Attribute to Lydia Anderson, Demographer

"If you live solo, you’re not alone.  In 1960, one person households represented only 13 percent of all households.  This year, data from the Census Bureau show that there are 35.3 million one person households representing 28 percent of all households."

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