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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2007-039
September 2007

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Table 3.

Percentage distribution of families with children under 18, by family type and race/ethnicity: 2005

Race/ethnicity All families Family type
no husband
no wife
Total1 100.0 66.9 25.4 7.7
White 100.0 74.3 19.0 6.7
Black 100.0 36.4 55.0 8.6
Hispanic 100.0 62.3 27.0 10.7
Asian 100.0 82.2 12.3 5.5
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 100.0 65.2 25.9 8.8!
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 52.6 36.3 11.1
More than one race 100.0 55.6 35.4 9.0
! Interpret data with caution.
1 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: A family is a group of two people or more residing together (one of whom is the householder) who are related by birth, marriage, or adoption. Unmarried couples with children of their own would be classified as either "Female householder, no husband present" or "Male householder, no wife present" determined by the householder of record. 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.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2005.