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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2010-015
July 2010

Table 3.

Number and percentage distribution of children under age 18, by living arrangements and race/ethnicity: 2007

      Percentage distribution of children, by living arrangements
        Children living with parent(s) or related to householder1    
  Number of children   Total    
    Married parents Female parent, no spouse present Male parent, no spouse present   All other children2
Total3 73,913,000   100.0 65.6 25.2 7.0   2.2
White 41,955,000   100.0 75.0 16.8 6.1   2.0
Black 10,565,000   100.0 33.6 56.0 7.6   2.8
Hispanic 15,332,000   100.0 60.7 27.8 8.9   2.5
Asian 2,886,000   100.0 82.5 11.4 4.9   1.2
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 104,000   100.0 60.7 27.4 8.7   3.2
American Indian/Alaska Native 559,000   100.0 47.1 38.2 11.0   3.7
Two or more races 2,265,000   100.0 56.5 33.8 7.2   2.4
1 Children in these living arrangements live with their parent(s) or live with a householder to whom they are related in some way. Children are classified by either their parent's marital status or, if no parents are present in the household, by the marital status of the related householder.
2 Children in this category are those who are not related to the householder (foster children, children in unrelated subfamilies, and children living in group quarters), plus any children who were reported as the householder or spouse of the householder.
3 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: The householder of record is the person living or staying in the household in whose name the house or apartment is owned, being bought, or rented. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2007.
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