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Divorce, Child Custody, and Child Support

Report Number P23-84

This report provides statistics on divorce and changes in living arrangements of children, in particular, the children of divorced parents. Also provides data on child support and alimony payments received by women.

Detailed tables show data as follows: Number of divorces and divorce rates with percent changes from previous years; children under 18 years old involved in parents' divorce and living with two parents or with one parent, by sex of parent and marital status; two-parent and one-parent families by race; characteristics of one-parent families maintained by a woman; characteristics of currently divorced, separated, remarried, and never-married women by amount of child support payments received, total money income, and poverty status; and characteristics of currently divorced and separated women by receipt of alimony payments.

A Note on Language

Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history.

Page Last Revised - October 8, 2021
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