Percent of families with children that are married couple families

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Definitions: Percent of families with own children under age 18 that are married-couple families

Data Source:

U.S. Census Bureau, (various years), American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B11003

Technical Note:
Please note, the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates provide average characteristics aggregated over a 5-year period. The primary advantage of using multiyear estimates is the increased statistical reliability of the data for less populated areas and small population subgroups. However, 5-year estimates are less current than single years estimates (i.e., since they are derived from averages over five calendar years) and should not be compared to single year estimates. The Census Bureau suggests comparing periods that do not overlap, such as comparing 2007-2011 with 2012-2016, which means waiting longer to identify trend. However, in areas undergoing fundamental shifts in the size of composition of the population, change may be so substantial that it will be obvious after only a few years. Please see the ACS data use handbook for more information (http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2008/acs/ACSGenderalHandbook.pdf).

Footnotes: Percent of families with children that are married couple families.