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PHOM Indicator Profile Report of Utah Population Characteristics: Household Structure

Why Is This Important?

The number of parents living with a child helps to determine the human and economic resources available to that child. Children who live with one parent are more likely to live in poverty than are children who grow up in households with two adults. Single parents also face specific challenges including lack of leisure time, increased need for child care, and stressed financial resources.

Percentage of Households With Children Under 18 That Were Headed by a Single Female (No Husband Present) by County, Utah, 2011-2015 ACS

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Data Sources

  • U.S. Bureau of the Census
  • American Community Survey

Data Notes

The confidence intervals are 90%.

How Are We Doing?

Non-family households (either a householder living alone or with other, unrelated, persons) constituted less than a quarter (24.8%) of Utah households in the 2010 decennial census. The 2015 American Community Survey (ACS) estimate is 25.5%. In 2010 the proportion of single householders with children in Utah was 7.8%, the 2015 ACS estimate is 7.3%. The likelihood that a household was headed by a single female with children increased slightly from 2010 to 2015; this may be due in part to a small decline in the proportion of single male householders with children.

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 01/07/2017

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Content updated: Fri, 26 May 2017 10:19:50 MDT