Children who live in two-parent families, by family nativity

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Definitions: The percent of children ages 0 to 17 who live with two parents. Two parent families can be married-couple families but also include householders who reside with an unmarried partner.

Children in immigrant families is defined as children who are themselves foreign-born or reside with at least one foreign-born parent. Foreign-born is defined as either a U.S. citizen by naturalization or not a citizen of the U.S. Native-born is defined as born in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or the Northern Marianas or born abroad of American parents. The foreign-born status of children not living with either parent is based solely on the status of the child and no other household member. Children living in subfamilies are linked to their parent(s) and not the householder.

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2015 American Community Survey.

Footnotes: Updated: October 2017
S - Data are suppressed if the calculated coefficient of variation is 30 or higher.
N.A. - Estimates are not available.