Children living in households that are owned in the United States

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Definitions: The share of children under age 18 living in households that are owned with a mortgage or loan or are owned free and clear.

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau 2006 through 2017 American Community Survey.

The data for this measure come from the 2000 and 2001 Supplementary Survey and the 2002 through 2017 American Community Survey (ACS). The 2000 through 2004 ACS surveyed approximately 700,000 households monthly during each calendar year. In general but particularly for these years, use caution when interpreting estimates for less populous states or indicators representing small sub-populations, where the sample size is relatively small. Beginning in January 2005, the U.S. Census Bureau expanded the ACS sample to 3 million households (full implementation), and in January 2006 the ACS included group quarters. The ACS, fully implemented, is designed to provide annually updated social, economic, and housing data for states and communities. (Such local-area data have traditionally been collected once every ten years in the long form of the decennial census.)

Estimates for years 2000 though 2004 are presented by a series of 3-year averages computed by PRB--the first year 2000 to 2002, the second year 2001 to 2003 and the third year 2002 to 2004. The 2005 ACS, is the first year with an expanded sample and is presented by estimates with a single year of data.

Footnotes: Updated April 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.
A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at Children living in households that are owned .