Family life is changing in different ways across urban, suburban and rural communities in the U.S.
Changes in marriage and childbearing have reshaped the American family. These shifts are playing out somewhat differently across urban, suburban and rural counties.
7 facts about American dads
Fatherhood in America is changing. Ahead of Father’s Day, read key findings about dads in the United States.
What Unites and Divides Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities
Despite widening gaps in politics and demographics, Americans across community types have a lot in common in key facets of their lives.
7 facts about U.S. moms
American motherhood has changed in many ways since Mother’s Day was first celebrated more than 100 years ago. Read key findings about American mothers and motherhood.
About one-third of U.S. children are living with an unmarried parent
The share of U.S. children living with an unmarried parent has more than doubled since 1968, jumping from 13% to 32% in 2017.
A record 64 million Americans live in multigenerational households
The number and share of Americans living in multigenerational family households have continued to rise. In 2016, a record 64 million people, or 20% of the U.S. population, lived with multiple generations under one roof.
More adults now share their living space, driven in part by parents living with their adult children
In 2017, nearly 79 million adults (31.9% of the adult population) lived in a shared household. In 1995, 55 million adults (28.8%) lived in a shared household.
Most dads say they spend too little time with their children; about a quarter live apart from them
U.S. fathers today are spending more time caring for their children than they did a half-century ago. Moms, by comparison, still do more of the child care and are more likely than dads to say they are satisfied with the amount of time they spend with their kids.
Amid decline in international adoptions to U.S., boys outnumber girls for the first time
Americans adopted around 5,370 children from other countries in fiscal year 2016. For the first time, males outnumbered females among adoptees from abroad.
Americans see men as the financial providers, even as women’s contributions grow
Women’s contributions to U.S. household incomes have grown. Yet, men contribute more of the income in most couples, and this reality aligns with public sentiments.