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One-parent and two-parent families

Families with Children Under 18 Headed by Single Parents

Year Percent
2018 30.1%
2010 29.5%
2000 27.1%
1990 23.7%
1980 19.2%
1970 11.8%
1960 8.2%

Families with Children Under 18
1960-2018

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  • Between 1960 and 2018, the share of families with children under 18 headed by single-parents increased from 8.2% to almost 30.1%.
  • Between 2000 and 2017 the share of two-parent families declined by 2.7 percentage points.

Data source:

E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov

Last updated
Monday, June 22, 2020
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