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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 1992

                               [Numbers in thousands] ______________________________________________________________________________________        |         |           Families with own1/ children under 18        |         |____________________________________________________________________  Year  | Total   |      Total        |Married-couple families|Single-parent families2/        |families |___________________|_______________________|________________________        |         |         |Percent  |           |Percent of |          | Percent of        |         | Number  |of total |  Number   | families  |  Number  |  families        |         |         |families |           |   with    |          |    with        |         |         |         |           |           |          |  children _______|_________|_________|_________|___________|___________|__________|_____________                                                All families  1950 ..   39,193    20,267       51.7     18,772        47.9      1,495           3.8 1955 ..   41,934    23,181       55.3     21,056        50.2      2,125           5.1 1960 ..   45,062    25,662       56.9     23,333        51.8      2,329           5.2 1965 ..   47,836    27,073       56.6     24,346        50.9      2,727           5.7 1970 ..   51,237    28,666       55.9     25,406        49.6      3,260           6.4 1975 ..   55,712    30,057       54.0     25,169        45.2      4,888           8.8 1980 ..   58,426    30,517       52.2     24,568        42.0      5,949          10.2 1985 ..   62,706    31,112       49.6     24,210        38.6      6,902          11.0  1988 ..   65,133    31,920       49.0     24,600        37.8      7,320          11.2 1989 ..   65,837    32,322       49.1     24,735        37.6      7,587          11.5 1990 ..   66,090    32,289       48.9     24,537        37.1      7,752          11.7 1991 ..   66,322    32,401       48.9     24,397        36.8      8,004          12.1 1992 ..   67,173    32,746       48.7     24,420        36.4      8,326          12.4                                                   White3/  1970 ..   46,022    25,439       55.3     23,170        50.3      2,269           4.9 1975 ..   49,451    26,092       52.8     22,722        45.9      3,370           6.8 1980 ..   51,389    26,162       50.9     22,153        43.1      4,008           7.8 1985 ..   54,400    28,169       51.8     24,078        44.3      4,091           7.5  1988 ..   56,044    26,618       47.5     21,699        38.7      4,919           8.8 1989 ..   56,492    26,805       47.4     21,809        38.6      4,996           8.8 1990 ..   56,590    26,718       47.2     21,579        38.1      5,138           9.1 1991 ..   56,803    26,794       47.2     21,531        37.9      5,262           9.3 1992 ..   57,224    27,045       47.3     21,517        37.6      5,528           9.7                                                   Black3/  1970 ..    4,774     2,934       61.5      1,965        41.2        969          20.3 1975 ..    5,498     3,475       63.2      2,013        36.6      1,462          26.6 1980 ..    6,042     3,731       61.8      1,884        31.2      1,847          30.6 1985 ..    6,778     3,890       57.4      1,822        26.9      2,068          30.5  1988 ..    7,177     4,195       58.5      2,016        28.1      2,179          30.4 1989 ..    7,409     4,332       58.5      1,969        26.6      2,362          31.9 1990 ..    7,470     4,378       58.6      1,972        26.4      2,405          32.2 1991 ..    7,471     4,380       58.6      1,884        25.2      2,496          33.4 1992 ..    7,716     4,445       57.6      1,926        25.0      2,519          32.6                                                  Hispanic4/  1980 ..    3,100     2,133       68.8      1,651        53.3        482          15.5 1985 ..    3,939     2,602       66.1      1,892        48.0        710          18.0  1988 ..    4,588     2,991       65.2      2,123        46.3        868          18.9 1989 ..    4,823     3,095       64.2      2,234        46.3        862          17.9 1990 ..    4,840     3,051       63.0      2,188        45.2        863          17.8 1991 ..    4,981     3,203       64.3      2,273        45.6        930          18.7 1992 ..    5,177     3,333       64.4      2,321        44.8      1,012          19.5 ______________________________________________________________________________________ 
1/"Own" children in a family are sons and daughters, including stepchildren and adopted children, of the householder.
2/Includes unmarried couples
3/Includes Hispanics.
4/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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