Children ages birth to 17 by family type in Michigan

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Definitions: The number represents the 5-year average, ending in the year listed, of children birth to 17 who live in married-parent, single-parent, single-parent: mother, or single-parent: father households. The percent is based on the average population birth to 17 for that period.

Data Source: American Community Survey Table B17006.

Footnotes: Children are determined to be in a married-parent household if the head of household is married. Children living with cohabiting adults that are not married, even if one of those adults is a parent, are considered to be in single-parent households. 

Time comparisons with 5-year estimates is best done without overlapping the years. For example, comparing 2018, 2019 and 2020 5-year estimates is not ideal since the 2020 estimates include 2019 and 2018 in their data estimates. Better to use something like the 2020 5-year estimates compared with the 2015 estimates, since they do not include any overlapping years.