Families in poverty by household type

Family Type With
Children
Without
Children
Married Couple 4.7% 2.7%
Male Householder, No Wife Present 17.1% 6.4%
Female Householder, No Husband Present 31.2% 7.8%

American Community Survey 2017 (Based on 2017 income)

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  • The presence of children is associated with higher poverty rates for families.
  • In 2017, the proportion of female-headed families with children living in poverty was 31.2 percent, considerably higher than the 7.8 percent of female-headed families without children present.

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Last modified: May 21, 2019
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