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Children in the care of grandparents in the United States

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Definitions: The share of children under age 18 living in households where a grandparent provides that child's primary care.  Any data accessed for this indicator before October 2011 may differ from the current tables.  In October 2011, the definition of the measure was slightly revised.

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 through 2018 American Community Survey.

These data were derived from ACS table B10002.

Footnotes: Updated October 2019.
S - Estimates suppressed when the confidence interval around the percentage is greater than or equal to 10 percentage points.
N.A. – Data not available.
Data are provided for the 50 most populous cities according to the most recent Census counts.  Cities for which data is collected may change over time. 
Use caution when comparing congressional districts over time. Congressional district boundaries may change between decennial censuses. Annual data for each congressional district refers to the boundaries for that district in that year.
A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at Children in the care of grandparents.