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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 10


Indicator 10. Families with Children


Number and percent of families with own children under 18 years old, by family type and race/ethnicity of family householder: 1950 to 1994

                               [Numbers in thousands]
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                             Families with own1/ children under 18
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 Year    Total          Total          Married-couple families  Single-parent families\2\
        families --------------------  -----------------------  -------------------------
                            Percent               Percent of                 Percent of
                   Number   of total     Number   all families    Number    all families
                            families                  with                      with
                                                    children                  children
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                                                    All families
1950 ..   39,193    20,267      51.7       18,772        92.6        1,495           7.4
1960 ..   45,062    25,662      56.9       23,333        90.9        2,329           9.1
1970 ..   51,237    28,666      55.9       25,406        88.6        3,260          11.4
1975 ..   55,712    30,057      54.0       25,169        83.7        4,888          16.3
1980 ..   58,426    30,517      52.2       24,568        80.5        5,949          19.5
1985 ..   62,706    31,112      49.6       24,210        77.8        6,902          22.2
1988 ..   65,133    31,920      49.0       24,600        77.1        7,320          22.9
1989 ..   65,837    32,322      49.1       24,735        76.5        7,587          23.5
1990 ..   66,090    32,289      48.9       24,537        76.0        7,752          24.0
1991 ..   66,322    32,401      48.9       24,397        75.3        8,004          24.7
1992 ..   67,173    32,746      48.7       24,420        74.6        8,326          25.4
1993 ..   68,144    33,257      48.8       24,707        74.3        8,550          25.7
1994/3    68,490    34,018      49.7       25,058        73.7        8,961          26.3
                                                      White4/
1970 ..   46,022    25,439      55.3       23,170        91.1        2,269           8.9
1975 ..   49,451    26,092      52.8       22,722        87.1        3,370          12.9
1980 ..   51,389    26,162      50.9       22,153        84.7        4,008          15.3
1985 ..   54,400    28,169      51.8       24,078        85.5        4,091          14.5
1988 ..   56,044    26,618      47.5       21,699        81.5        4,919          18.5
1989 ..   56,492    26,805      47.4       21,809        81.4        4,996          18.6
1990 ..   56,590    26,718      47.2       21,579        80.8        5,138          19.2
1993 ..   57,858    27,335      47.2       21,686        79.3        5,650          20.7
1994/3    57,870    27,642      47.8       21,884        79.2        5,758          20.8
                                                      Black4/
1970 ..    4,774     2,934      61.5        1,965        67.0          969          33.0
1975 ..    5,498     3,475      63.2        2,013        57.9        1,462          42.1
1980 ..    6,042     3,731      61.8        1,884        50.5        1,847          49.5
1985 ..    6,778     3,890      57.4        1,822        46.8        2,068          53.2
1988 ..    7,177     4,195      58.5        2,016        48.1        2,179          51.9
1989 ..    7,409     4,332      58.5        1,969        45.5        2,362          54.5
1990 ..    7,470     4,378      58.6        1,972        45.0        2,405          54.9
1993 ..    7,888     4,560      57.8        1,945        42.7        2,616          57.4
1994/3     7,989     4,793      60.0        1,924        40.1        2,868          59.8
                                                     Hispanic5/
1980 ..    3,100     2,133      68.8        1,651        77.4          482          22.6
1985 ..    3,939     2,602      66.1        1,892        72.7          710          27.3
1988 ..    4,588     2,991      65.2        2,123        71.0          868          29.0
1989 ..    4,823     3,095      64.2        2,234        72.2          862          27.9
1990 ..    4,840     3,051      63.0        2,188        71.7          863          28.3
1993 ..    5,318     3,345      62.9        2,355        70.4          990          29.6
1994/3     5,940     3,790      63.8        2,609        68.8        1,181          31.2
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/1/ ''Own'' children in a family are sons and daughters, including stepchildren and adopted children, of the householder.

/2/ Includes unmarried couples.

/3/ Based on 1990 Census.

/4/ Includes Hispanics.

/5/ Hispanics may be of any race.

NOTE: Because of rounding, details may not add to totals.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-20, Household and Family Characteristics, various years.

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