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Table 23. Number and percentage of family households with own children under age 18, under age 6, and under age 3, by race/ethnicity and family structure: 2011
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Race/ethnicity and family structure All families (in thousands) Families with own children under 18 Families with own children under 6 Families with own children under 3
Total (in thousands) Percent of all families Percentage distribu-tion Families (in thousands), by number of children Total (in thousands) Percent of all families Total (in thousands) Percent of all families
1 child
under 18
2 children under 18 3 children under 18 4 or more under 18
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
All races1 78,613 (240.8) 34,760 (178.1) 44.2 (0.18) 100.0 (†) 15,012 (122.0) 12,835   (113.3) 4,917 (71.2) 1,996   (45.6) 15,314 (123.2) 19.5 (0.14) 8,674   (93.9) 11.0   (0.11)
Married-couple families 58,036 (218.1) 23,938 (151.3) 41.2 (0.21) 68.9 (0.25) 9,300 (97.1) 9,527   (98.3) 3,618 (61.3) 1,493   (39.5) 10,887 (104.8) 18.8 (0.17) 6,323   (80.6) 10.9   (0.13)
Families with male householder,
    no spouse present
5,559 (75.7) 2,225 (48.2) 40.0 (0.67) 6.4 (0.13) 1,337 (37.4) 627   (25.7) 199 (14.5) 63   (8.1) 1,000 (32.4) 18.0 (0.53) 579   (24.7) 10.4   (0.42)
Families with female householder,
    no spouse present
15,019 (122.1) 8,597 (93.5) 57.2 (0.41) 24.7 (0.24) 4,375 (67.3) 2,681   (52.8) 1,100 (33.9) 441   (21.5) 3,427 (59.7) 22.8 (0.35) 1,772   (43.0) 11.8   (0.27)
                                                         
White, non-Hispanic 53,909 (212.3) 21,457 (144.0) 39.8 (0.22) 100.0 (†) 9,488 (98.1) 8,106   (90.9) 2,850 (54.5) 1,013   (32.6) 9,118 (96.2) 16.9 (0.17) 5,322   (74.1) 9.9   (0.13)
Married-couple families 43,554 (195.5) 16,267 (126.7) 37.3 (0.24) 75.8 (0.30) 6,504 (81.7) 6,524   (81.8) 2,362 (49.6) 878   (30.3) 7,194 (85.8) 16.5 (0.18) 4,286   (66.6) 9.8   (0.15)
Families with male householder,
    no spouse present
3,078 (56.6) 1,286 (36.7) 41.8 (0.91) 6.0 (0.17) 809 (29.1) 356   (19.3) 88 (9.6) 34   (6.0) 525 (23.5) 17.1 (0.70) 305   (17.9) 9.9   (0.55)
Families with female householder,
    no spouse present
7,277 (86.3) 3,903 (63.6) 53.6 (0.60) 18.2 (0.27) 2,175 (47.6) 1,226   (35.8) 400 (20.5) 101   (10.3) 1,398 (38.2) 19.2 (0.47) 731   (27.7) 10.0   (0.36)
                                                         
Black2 9,418 (84.8) 4,748 (63.8) 50.4 (0.50) 100.0 (†) 2,197 (44.7) 1,520   (37.4) 660 (24.9) 371   (18.7) 2,095 (43.7) 22.2 (0.42) 1,108   (32.1) 11.8   (0.32)
Married-couple families 4,179 (60.2) 1,793 (40.5) 42.9 (0.75) 37.8 (0.69) 748 (26.5) 641   (24.5) 253 (15.5) 151   (12.0) 789 (27.2) 18.9 (0.59) 447   (20.5) 10.7   (0.47)
Families with male householder,
    no spouse present
899 (29.0) 355 (18.3) 39.5 (1.59) 7.5 (0.37) 200 (13.8) 102   (9.8) 39 (6.1) 13   (3.5) 164 (12.5) 18.2 (1.26) 95   (9.5) 10.6   (1.00)
Families with female householder,
    no spouse present
4,340 (61.3) 2,600 (48.4) 59.9 (0.73) 54.8 (0.70) 1,250 (34.0) 777   (27.0) 367 (18.6) 206   (14.0) 1,142 (32.6) 26.3 (0.65) 566   (23.1) 13.0   (0.50)
                                                         
Hispanic 10,659 (86.1) 6,373 (71.4) 59.8 (0.46) 100.0 (†) 2,403 (46.4) 2,319   (45.6) 1,136 (32.4) 515   (22.0) 3,093 (52.1) 29.0 (0.43) 1,711   (39.5) 16.1   (0.35)
Married-couple families 6,725 (72.9) 4,106 (59.2) 61.1 (0.58) 64.4 (0.59) 1,350 (35.2) 1,601   (38.2) 783 (27.0) 372   (18.7) 2,062 (43.1) 30.7 (0.55) 1,143   (32.5) 17.0   (0.45)
Families with male householder,
    no spouse present
1,180 (33.0) 465 (20.9) 39.4 (1.39) 7.3 (0.32) 245 (15.2) 140   (11.5) 65 (7.9) 14   (3.7) 258 (15.6) 21.9 (1.17) 150   (11.9) 12.7   (0.95)
Families with female householder,
    no spouse present
2,754 (49.4) 1,803 (40.5) 65.5 (0.88) 28.3 (0.55) 808 (27.5) 578   (23.3) 287 (16.5) 129   (11.1) 773 (26.9) 28.1 (0.84) 418   (19.8) 15.2   (0.67)
                                                         
Asian2 3,537 (52.0) 1,683 (38.1) 47.6 (0.82) 100.0 (†) 694 (25.2) 749   (26.1) 175 (12.8) 64   (7.8) 769 (26.5) 21.7 (0.68) 418   (19.7) 11.8   (0.53)
Married-couple families 2,820 (47.6) 1,459 (35.7) 51.7 (0.92) 86.7 (0.81) 567 (22.9) 677   (24.9) 154 (12.1) 61   (7.6) 690 (25.1) 24.5 (0.79) 376   (18.7) 13.3   (0.62)
Families with male householder,
    no spouse present
272 (16.0) 39 (6.1) 14.3 (2.07) 2.3 (0.36) 31 (5.4) 6 ! (2.4) (†) #   (†) 11 (3.2) 4.0 (1.17) 4 ! (2.0) 1.5 ! (0.71)
Families with female householder,
    no spouse present
445 (20.3) 185 (13.2) 41.6 (2.28) 11.0 (0.74) 96 (9.5) 66   (7.9) 20 (4.4) 4 ! (2.0) 68 (8.0) 15.3 (1.66) 38   (6.0) 8.5   (1.29)
†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater.
1 Race of family is defined as race of head of household. "All races" includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
2 Includes persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
NOTE: Own children are never-married sons and daughters, including stepchildren and adopted children, of the householder or married couple. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, America's Families and Living Arrangements: 2011, Current Population Survey (CPS), Annual Social and Economic Supplement, retrieved August 15, 2012, from http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/hh-fam/cps2011.html. (This table was prepared August 2012.)
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