Families in poverty by household type

Family Type With
Married Couple 5.1% 2.8%
Male Householder, No Wife Present 14.8% 8.0%
Female Householder, No Husband Present 30.6% 8.8%

American Community Survey 2016 (Based on 2016 income)

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  • The presence of children is associated with higher poverty rates for families.
  • In 2016, the proportion of female-headed families with children living in poverty was 30.6 percent, considerably higher than the 8.8 percent of female-headed families without children present.

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Last modified: August 16, 2018
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