Index: Demographics / Subcategory: Demographics / Measure: Children in Families- Single and Two Parents

Children in Families- Single and Two Parents - Charts

Date updated: 12/03/2012

What this chart shows: Children Living with Fathers by Labor Force Status in Larimer County, 2009-2011 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates

Data Source: United States Census (Table B23008)

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What this chart shows: Children Living with Mothers by Labor Force Status in Larimer County, 2009-2011 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates

Data Source: United States Census (Table B23008)

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What the above data tell us: In Larimer County, a higher percentage of children in single-parent families were more likely to have their parent in the labor force regardless of the children's age than children in two-parent families. For example, of school-age children in two-parent families, 69% had both parents in the labor force. In comparison, 89% of school-age children in single-parent families had the custodial parent in the labor force.

While the trend for a parent to be out of the labor force when their children are young exists between both single and two-parent families, the single parent is much more likely to be in the labor force than either parent in a two-parent family. Of preschool children in single-parent families, 95% had their father in the labor force and 80% had their mother in the labor force. In comparison, 60% of preschoolers in two-parent families had both parents in the labor force.

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What this chart shows: Children with Single Parents in the Labor Force in the United States, Colorado, Larimer County, Fort Collins & Loveland, 2009-2011 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates

Data Source: United States Census (Table B23008)

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What the above data tell us: In Larimer County, the percentage of children living with single mothers in the labor force is 8% higher than the national percentage.

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Children Living in Single-Parent Families by Labor Force Status,
2009-2011 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates

Single-Parent Families

Larimer County

Under age 6

Age 6 - 17

#

%

#

%

Father in labor force

1,111

94.7%

2,510

94.7%

Father not in labor force

62

5.3%

140

5.3%

Mother in labor force

2,836

80.3%

6,572

87.2%

Mother not in labor force

694

19.7%

967

12.8%

See chart 'Children Living with Fathers by Labor Force Status'

See chart 'Children Living with Mothers by Labor Force Status'

Children with Single Parents in the Labor Force,
2009-2011 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates

 

Father in Labor Force

Mother in Labor Force

United States

88.7%

77.6%

Colorado

91.6%

80.2%

Larimer County

94.7%

85.0%

Fort Collins

91.9%

85.8%

Loveland

98.3%

81.7%

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