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Digest of Education Statistics: 2006
Digest of Education Statistics: 2006

NCES 2007-017
July 2007


Table 19. Characteristics of families with own children under 18, by race/ethnicity and family structure: 2005 

[In thousands]
Race/ethnicity and family characteristic Total families Families with own children under 18 Families with own children under 6 Families with own children under 3
Total Percent of
all families
Percentage distribution Families with Total Percent of
all families
Total 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  77,010 (226.6) 36,520 (178.2) 47.4 (0.18) 100.0 (†) 15,194 (121.8) 13,865 (116.7) 5,451 (74.7) 2,010 (45.8) 15,971 (124.6) 20.7 (0.15) 9,366 (97.0) 12.2 (0.12)
Married-couple families 58,109 (210.4) 26,180 (155.3) 45.1 (0.21) 71.7 (0.24) 9,885 (99.6) 10,676 (103.3) 4,128 (65.2) 1,491 (39.5) 11,905 (108.7) 20.5 (0.17) 7,166 (85.3) 12.3 (0.14)
Families with male householder, no spouse present 4,893 (70.9) 2,034 (46.0) 41.6 (0.72) 5.6 (0.12) 1,227 (35.8) 563 (24.3) 190 (14.1) 54 (7.5) 835 (29.6) 17.1 (0.55) 504 (23.0) 10.3 (0.45)
Families with female householder, no spouse present 14,009 (117.3) 8,305 (91.6) 59.3 (0.43) 22.7 (0.22) 4,081 (64.9) 2,626 (52.2) 1,132 (34.4) 465 (22.1) 3,232 (57.9) 23.1 (0.37) 1,695 (42.1) 12.1 (0.28)
                                                 
White 54,383 (206.0) 23,576 (148.4) 43.4 (0.22) 100.0 (†) 10,040 (100.3) 9,267 (96.5) 3,220 (57.8) 1,049 (33.1) 9,823 (99.3) 18.1 (0.17) 5,875 (77.5) 10.8 (0.14)
Married-couple families 44,296 (191.8) 18,235 (132.4) 41.2 (0.24) 77.3 (0.28) 7,015 (84.5) 7,602 (87.8) 2,711 (53.1) 907 (30.8) 7,957 (89.7) 18.0 (0.19) 4,868 (70.7) 11.0 (0.15)
Families with male householder, no spouse present 2,888 (54.7) 1,310 (37.0) 45.4 (0.95) 5.6 (0.15) 819 (29.3) 354 (19.3) 107 (10.6) 30 (5.6) 475 (22.3) 16.4 (0.71) 277 (17.1) 9.6 (0.56)
Families with female householder, no spouse present 7,200 (85.5) 4,030 (64.5) 56.0 (0.60) 17.1 (0.25) 2,205 (47.9) 1,311 (37.0) 402 (20.5) 112 (10.9) 1,392 (38.1) 19.3 (0.48) 730 (27.7) 10.1 (0.36)
                                                 
Black 8,904 (82.5) 4,833 (64.1) 54.3 (0.52) 100.0 (†) 2,061 (43.3) 1,647 (38.9) 729 (26.1) 397 (19.4) 2,088 (43.5) 23.5 (0.44) 1,112 (32.1) 12.5 (0.34)
Married-couple families 4,180 (60.1) 2,035 (43.0) 48.7 (0.75) 42.1 (0.69) 803 (27.4) 784 (27.1) 291 (16.6) 157 (12.2) 881 (28.7) 21.1 (0.62) 482 (21.3) 11.5 (0.48)
Families with male householder, no spouse present 734 (26.2) 289 (16.5) 39.4 (1.76) 6.0 (0.33) 169 (12.7) 79 (8.7) 27 (5.1) 14 (3.7) 130 (11.1) 17.7 (1.37) 80 (8.7) 10.9 (1.12)
Families with female householder, no spouse present 3,991 (58.9) 2,509 (47.5) 62.9 (0.75) 51.9 (0.70) 1,089 (31.8) 784 (27.1) 411 (19.7) 225 (14.6) 1,076 (31.6) 27.0 (0.69) 550 (22.7) 13.8 (0.53)
                                                 
Hispanic 9,537 (80.3) 6,001 (68.3) 62.9 (0.48) 100.0 (†) 2,135 (43.6) 2,163 (43.9) 1,229 (33.6) 473 (21.1) 3,090 (51.6) 32.4 (0.47) 1,791 (40.1) 18.8 (0.39)
Married-couple families 6,367 (69.9) 4,172 (58.9) 65.5 (0.58) 69.5 (0.58) 1,327 (34.8) 1,604 (38.1) 891 (28.7) 349 (18.1) 2,244 (44.6) 35.2 (0.58) 1,306 (34.6) 20.5 (0.49)
Families with male householder, no spouse present 930 (29.3) 326 (17.5) 35.1 (1.53) 5.4 (0.29) 175 (12.9) 104 (9.9) 41 (6.2) 6 (2.4) 187 (13.3) 20.1 (1.28) 129 (11.1) 13.9 (1.11)
Families with female householder,
no spouse present
2,240 (44.6) 1,503 (37.0) 67.1 (0.97) 25.0 (0.55) 633 (24.3) 455 (20.7) 297 (16.7) 117 (10.5) 659 (24.8) 29.4 (0.94) 356 (18.3) 15.9 (0.75)
† Not applicable.
1 Race of family is defined as race of head of household. "All races" includes other race/ethnicity groups not separately shown.
NOTE: Own children are never-married sons and daughters, including stepchildren and adopted children, of the householder or married couple. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Families and Living Arrangements: 2005, Current Population Survey (CPS), Annual Social and Economic Supplement, retrieved July 26, 2006, from http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/hh-fam/cps2005.html. (This table was prepared July 2006.)