Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Households with Children Fall by Nearly 1 Million

The consequences of the ongoing baby bust are readily apparent in the recently released figures from the 2015 Current Population Survey. The number of households with children under age 18 fell by nearly 1 million (965,000) between 2014 and 2015—a substantial 2.4 percent decline.

Numerical (and percent change) in households with children, 2014-15
Total with children: -965,000 (-2.4%)
Married couples: -291,000 (-1.1%)
Female-headed families: -400,000 (-3.8%)
Male-headed families: -274,000 (-8.3%)

Source: Census Bureau, Income and Poverty in the United States: 2014

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