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Marriage & Family Facts USA

Census 2010 Household Data

American Fact Finder[1]

National Data

1950 National Data:        Married households - 78.0%

Percentage of unwed births:[2]  3.9%

Population: 150,697,361

1960 National Data:        Married households - 74.3%[3]

Percentage of unwed births:[4]  5.3%

Percent of children living with two married parents:  85.0%[5]

Percent of children living with mother only:  8.0%

Percent of children living with father only: 1.1%

Percent of children living with no parent:   3.2%

1980 National Data:        Married households -  60.8%

Percentage of unwed births:[6] 18.4%

Percent of children living with two married parents:  76.0%

Percent of children living with mother only:   10.7%

Percent of children living with father only:  1.1%

Percent of children living with no parent:  2.8%

1990 National Data:        Married households -   55.2%

Percentage of unwed births:

Percent of children living with two married parents:

Percent of children living with mother only:

Percent of children living with father only:

Percent of children living with no parent:

 

2000 National Data:        Married households                                         51.7%

Married with children -                                      23.5%

Percentage of unwed births:[7]                                         33.2%

Percent of children living with two married parents:  68.0%

Percent of children living with mother only:               22.0%

Percent of children living with father only:                 3.7%

Percent of children living with no parent:                            3.7%

 

2012 National Data:        Married households

Percentage of unwed births:[8]                                           40.7%

Percent of children living with two married parents:  64.1%

Percent of children living with mother only:               24.4%

Percent of children living with father only:                    3.6%

Percent of children living with no parent:                   3.6%

 

2000 Census Data

Michigan:        Married households – 54.9%

Percentage of unwed births: 33.3%

Married with children - 23.1%

Percent of minor child households married:

Population: 9,938,444

 

El Paso:[9]        Married households – 51.4%

Percentage of unwed births:

Married with children – 29.7%

Percent of minor child households married:

Population:

 

2010 Census Data

2010 National Data:         Married households - 48%

Percentage of unwed births:[10] 40.7%

Married with children -20%

Percent of minor child households married: 60.5%

Population: 308,745,538

Children: 90,786,036 (29,4%)

2010 Census Selected U.S. Counties & Large Cities

Texas

El Paso County, Tx:        Third Poorest U.S. Metropolitan Region

Married households -   50.8%

Married with children – 26.0%

Percent of minor child households married: 55.6%

Population: 800,647

El Paso, Tx:   Married households -  48.5%

Married with children -26.9%

Percent of minor child households married: 54.1%

Population: 649,121

                        Safest large city: 2010-2013 (4 yrs)  

Michigan

Wayne County:            Married households -   37.4%

Married with children - 15.8%

Population: 1,820,584

Detroit:            Married households -  21.5%

Married with children -  8.5%

Percent of minor child households married: 24.7%

Population: 713,777

Livonia:            Married households -   55.9%

Married with children - 21.4%

Population: 96,942

Canton:            Married households -   60.3%

Married with children - 30.4%

Population: 90,173

Westland:            Married households -   37.5%

Married with children - 15.1%

Population: 84, 094

Oakland County:            Married households -   50.7%

Married with children - 22.8%

Population: 1,202,362

Troy:                        Married households -   62.8%

Married with children - 28.5.0%

Population: 80,980

Pontiac:             Married households -   26.5%

Married with children - 11.3%

Population: 59,515

Rochester Hills:            Married households -   59.2%

Married with children - 26.4%

Population: 70,995

Southfield:            Married households -   33.4%

Married with children - 22.9%

Population:  71,739

Macomb county:            Married households -   49.7%

Married with children - 20.6%

Population: 840,978

Warren:            Married households -   42.2%

Married with children - 16.9%

Population: 134,056

Roseville:            Married households -   38.3%

Married with children - 15.6%

Population: 47,299

New York City:            Married households -   35.3%

Married with children – 15.9%

Percent of minor child households married: 51.4%

Population: 8,175,133

Chicago:            Married households -   32.0%

Married with children – 14.4%

Percent of minor child households married: 48.1%

Population: 2,695,598

Columbus:            Married households  -   32.0%

Married with children –  13.8%

Percent of minor child households married: 47.6%

Population: 787,033

2010 Census Selected U.S. States

Texas:                        Married households  –  50.6%

Married with children –  23.7

Percent of minor child households married: 60.9%

Population: 25,145,561

Michigan:            Married households – 48%

Married with children – 18.9%

Percent of minor child households married: 59.7%

Percentage of unwed births - 42.3%

Population: 9,883,640

New York:            Married households -  43.6%

Married with children –18.7%

Percent of minor child households married: 59%

Population: 19,378,102

Illinois:            Married households  - 48.2%

Married with children – 21%

Percent of minor child households married: 62.7%

Population: 12,830,632

Ohio:                        Married households  -   47.2%

Married with children – 18.2%

Percent of minor child households married: 58.2%

Population: 11,536,504

 

2010 Census Data

Children in single-parent families by race[11]

      

Asians: 17[12]%

Non-Hispanic Whites: 25%

2010 Census Data (cont’d)

Children in single-parent families by race[13]

Hispanics: 42%

American Indian: 53%

Non-Hispanic Blacks: 67%

 

2010 Census Data

Children Born to Unwed Moms

 

 See Births to Unmarried Women Child Trends Data Bank July 2013

 http://www.childtrends.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/75_Births_to_Unmarried_Women.pdf

Percent of Births Unwed

 

National Data - Unwed Births : 40.7% of all births unwed

Percent of births to women under 30 unwed: 53%

Percent of births to women 20-24: 64.8%

Percent of births to women 15-19: 90%

Percent of first-born births unwed: 50% (all ages)

 

National Data: Unwed Births By Ethnicity:

Asians: 17.1%

Non-Hispanic Whites: 29.4%

Hispanics: 53.5%

American Indian: 66.9%

Non-Hispanic Blacks: 72.2%

 

Unwed Births By Selected CIties[14]

Colorado Springs            25%

San Francisco, CA            25%

San Diego, CA            29%

Portland, OR                        31%

El Paso, TX                        43%

Unwed Births By Selected CIties[15]

Boston, MA                        43%

New York, NY              44%

San Antonio, TX            46%

Columbus, OH            48%

Las Vegas, NV 48%

Boston, MA 43%

Grand Rapids, MI            49%

Houston, TX 49%

Chicago, IL 50%

Los Angeles, CA 51%

Atlanta, GA 53%

Dallas, TX 54%

Washington, DC 54%

Philadelphia, PA 64%

Cleveland, OH 76%

Detroit, MI 80%

 

Unwed Births By Selected States[16]

Utah:                                     13.2%

New Hamphire:             20.0%

Colorado:                        23.7%

Idaho                                    26.8%

Massachusetts:             34.7%

New Jersey                         35.9%

Illinois:                         40.0%

California:                         40.4%

New York:                         41.1%

Texas:                         42.0%

Michigan:                         42.3%

MI Women Under 30:            54.0% (2009)

Ohio:                                     43.4%

Florida                        47.6%

Mississippi:             54.4%

Unwed Births By Selected Michigan Cities[17]

Highland Park            89%

Detroit & Flint            80%

Saginaw                        77%

Pontiac                        73%

Inkster                        73%

Taylor                                    59%

Lansing                        54%

Southfield                        50%

Roseville                        50%

Warren                        47%

Grand Rapids            49%

Oak Park                        48%

Redford                         45%

Wyandotte                        45%

Clinton Twp.                        45%

Waterford                         35%

Dearborn Heights:            28.5%

Abortion Facts

  • 85% of abortions occur in unmarried women
  • 58% of women obtaining abortions are in their 20’s
  • 69% are disadvantaged
  • 18% of pregnancies are aborted
  • 17% of Michigan pregnancies are aborted
  • 35% of teen pregnancies end with abortion

What does unwed birthing mean?  It means that 90% of those unwed babies will grow up in broken homes to suffer terribly. About 85% of our prison population grew up in broken homes. Most of these babies will not ever experience marriage in their lifetimes.

Along the way to reaching adulthood, these children will have a six-fold greater incidence of poverty, very high rates of abuse & neglect, mental and physical illness, behavioral disorders, trauma & violence, school failure, and contact with the criminal justice system. As adults, their problems will continue and manifest in more unwed births, abortions, divorces, child abuse & neglect, suicides, and higher risk for homocides.  When they work, their citizenship, attendance and productivity will be lower than average, and their healthcare costs will be much higher, realities which discourage businesses when starting and locating in our region and in Michigan.

Michigan is the 8th largest state, but it is a welfare state.  The Friend of the Court manages one million cases under their supervision. There are 2.3 million children in Michigan.

Marriage is the answer, the most cost-effective medicine to transform Michigan into a thriving, healthy state.


[1] http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml
[2] ibid
[3] U.S. Bureau of the Census (1998; Table 69), and Current Population Reports, P20-509 and       earlier reports.
[4] http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml
[5] www.childtrendsdatabank.org
[6] ibid.
[7] ibid.
[8] ibid.
[9] http://www.elpasotexas.gov/development_services/_documents/city_demographic_profile_2000.pdf
[10] www.childtrendsdatabank.org
[11] National Kids Count, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Based on U.S. Census ACS 2012, http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/tables/107-children-in-single-parent-families-by#detailed/1/any/false/867,133,38,35,18/10,168,9,12,1,13,185/432,431
[12] APPENDIX M - DATA ON NONMARITAL BIRTHS TO ADULTS AND TEENAGERS AND FEDERAL STRATEGIES TO REDUCE NONMARITAL PREGNANCIES http://waysandmeans.house.gov/media/pdf/greenbook2003/appendixm.pdf
[13] National Kids Count, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Based on U.S. Census ACS 2012, http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/tables/107-children-in-single-parent-families-by#detailed/1/any/false/867,133,38,35,18/10,168,9,12,1,13,185/432,431
[14] National Kids Count, Annie E. Casey Foundation, http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/tables/7-births-to-unmarried-women?loc=1&loct=2#ranking/3/any/true/867/any/258
[15] National Kids Count, Annie E. Casey Foundation, http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/tables/7-births-to-unmarried-women?loc=1&loct=2#ranking/3/any/true/867/any/258
[16] National Vital Statistics Reports,Vol. 62, No.1, June 28, 2013 http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr62/nvsr62_01_tables.pdf

[17] National Kids Count, Annie E. Casey Foundation http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/tables/1649-births-to-unwed-mothers?loc=24#detailed/3/3675-3687,3689-3743,58/false/867,133,38,35,18/any/3505,13075