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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 1.5.  Number and percentage distribution of families with children, by family status and race/ethnicity: 2006

Race/ethnicity Total families Married couple families Female householder,
no spouse present
Male householder,
no spouse present
  Number
Total1 38,064,000 25,532,000 9,607,000 2,926,000
White 27,070,000 19,720,000 5,383,000 1,967,000
Black 5,343,000 2,002,000 2,893,000 448,000
Hispanic 6,498,000 4,117,000 1,714,000 667,000
Asian/Pacific Islander 1,800,000 1,482,000 221,000 96,600
American Indian/Alaska Native 331,000 169,000 125,000 37,400
   
  Percentage distribution
Total1 100.0 67.1 25.2 7.7
White 100.0 72.8 19.9 7.3
Black 100.0 37.5 54.1 8.4
Hispanic 100.0 63.4 26.4 10.3
Asian/Pacific Islander 100.0 82.4 12.3 5.4
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 50.9 37.8 11.3
1 Totals include other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: A family is a group of two or more people who reside together and who are related by birth, marriage, or adoption. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Race categories include persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American FactFinder, American Community Survey, 2006.

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