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  1. What is child support?
  2. Where can I obtain state or lower geographic level child support statistics?

What is child support?  back to top

Child support is the financial support paid by a noncustodial parent to help support their child or children.


Where can I obtain state or lower geographic level child support statistics?  back to top

The Census Bureau releases child support statistics for the Nation as a whole, since the sample size is so small in the surveys in which child support questions are asked. State level data pertaining to child support enforcement cases is available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child Support Enforcement, or the individual state child support enforcement agencies.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Child Support |  Last Revised: 2012-08-27T09:18:01.378-04:00