Are Families Falling Apart? Census Shows Increase In Single Parents, Divorced People

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How Have Things Changed Since The Recession? Explore The Census Data

Home Values Dip Since Recession, But More People Squeezing In
Since the recession of the late 2000s, the number of married-couple families with children in Connecticut has dropped by more than 6 percent, according to recent data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

At the same time, the number of households with children headed by single men is up by almost 10 percent; by single women, up 6.65 percent.

There are more divorced people in Connecticut as well — 10.72 percent more men and 11.28 percent more women, the data show.

But while spouses have moved out, other relatives have moved in. Since the recession, the number of relatives other than spouses or children living in a household has increased 15 percent.

Births to teen mothers have dropped sharply since the recession, by more than 45 percent.

Explore a range of social census data, from divorces to educational achievement, from Connecticut and many of its towns in the database below.

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SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau. These estimates are available for areas with populations of more than 20,000.