Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Nuclear Families Continue to Decline

The number of married couples with children under age 18 (a.k.a. nuclear families) continues its downward trajectory. There are now only 23.9 million nuclear families in the United States, according to the 2011 Current Population Survey, accounting for 20 percent of households. This is down from 26.4 million nuclear families in 2000, when they accounted for 25 percent of households.

Source: Census Bureau, Families and Living Arrangements: 2011

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