Families with children by marital status of parents in Delaware

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Why This Indicator Matters

The composition of families in America is constantly changing, and as a result, the type of primary caregiver in children's lives varies widely. Families may be headed by biological parents, step-parents, foster parents or other relatives. The number of caregivers in a household also varies widely, and increasingly, single parents have become primary caregivers in many families. Single parenting comes with a variety of unique challenges and research indicates that children growing up in single parent households face an increased risk for cognitive, financial, social and emotional concerns.
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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definitions: Types of families for Delaware and counties, five-year average. 

Data Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau.

Footnotes: Data last updated 02/2019