Single Parents According to Pew Research Center, the U.S. has the highest share of single parenting in the world. In 2018, almost a quarter of U.S. children under the age of 18 lived in a household with a single parent and no other adults present other than adult children.
Which countries or regions have the highest rates of single-parent families?
The United States has the highest percentage of single-parent families (34% in 1998) among developed countries, followed by Canada (22%), Australia (20%), and Denmark (19%).
Where are the most single parents?
In 2018, about 7.34 percent of Californian households were single mother households with at least one child .CharacteristicPercentage of householdsNorth Carolina9.53%Georgia9.51%South Carolina8.94%Oklahoma8.63%9 more rows•20 Jan 2021
How many single parents are there in 2020?
According to 2020 U.S. Census Bureau, 4 out of about 11 million single parent families with children under the age of 18, 80 percent were headed by single mothers. Of all single-parent families in the U.S., single mothers make up the majority. About 4 out 10 children were born to unwed mothers.