Children In Poverty And Single Mom Households Growing
A report from the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics in a study on the well being of children indicates fewer children are living in two parent households compared to the previous year, while 22% of all children in the U.S. are living in poverty conditions.
This report features statistics on children and families in the United States across 41 key indicators, including family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health.
There were 73.7 million children ages 0 – 17 in the United States in 2012, accounting for almost 24% of the population. In 2012, 64% of children ages 0 – 17 lived with two married parents, down from 65% in 2011. Four percent of children lived with their own unmarried, cohabiting parents, 24% lived with only their mothers, 4% lived with only their fathers, and 4% lived with neither of their parents in 2012.
In 2011, 22% of all children ages 0 – 17 (16.1 million) lived in poverty, which was not significantly different from the percentage in 2010.
Report On Well Being Of Families