Women with children ages 0 to 17

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Definitions: This indicator represents the total number of women ages 16 and older who have children ages 0 through 17.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau - 1980 Census; 1990 Census, Summary Tape File 3, Table P73; Census 2000, Summary File 3 (SF3), Table P45; American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B23003.

Footnotes: GEOGRAPHY - Data reflect the mother’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).