Children ages 0 to 17 living with grandparents

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Children ages 0 to 17 living with grandparents

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Definitions: This indicator represents the number of children ages 0 through 17 who live in families headed by a grandparent. Children in this category include children ages 0 through 17 who have never been married and are related to the family by birth, marriage, or adoption.

The denominator for the percentage is the total child population ages 0 through 17 in respective geographic areas.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau - 1990 Census, Summary Tape File 1, Table P21; Census 2000, Summary File 1 (SF1), Table P28; American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Tables B09001 and B09006; 2010 Census, Summary File 1, Table P31.

Footnotes: GEOGRAPHY - Data reflect the child’s place of residence. DATE - Census data reflect April 1 of reference year. The ACS data reflect a 5-year pooled estimate. That is, the estimate is the result of data being continuously collected nearly every day for five years. LIMITATIONS - Data are based on a sample and are subject to sampling variability. Characteristics for geographic areas experiencing dynamic change due to such things as an environmental catastrophe (e.g., flood) or a plant closing will be mitigated since these estimates cover five calendar years of data. Also, caution is needed when using the multiyear estimates for estimating year-to-year change in a particular characteristic. This is because four of the five years in the 5-year estimate overlap with the next year’s estimate. Ideally, trend analysis with multiyear estimates should be done using estimates from non-overlapping periods (i.e., 2005-2009 and 2010-2014).