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Families in poverty by household type

Family Type With
Children
Without
Children
Married Couple 4.4% 2.2%
Male Householder, No Wife Present 10.8% 4.5%
Female Householder, No Husband Present 29.2% 9.1%

American Community Survey 2018 (Based on 2018 income)

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  • The presence of children is associated with higher poverty rates for families.
  • In 2018, the proportion of female-headed families with children living in poverty was 29.2%, considerably higher than the 9.1% of female-headed families without children present.

Data source:

E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov

Last updated
Monday, June 22, 2020
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