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Report Number P23-104
Component ID: #ti1759377242

This report provides a graphic overview of selected recent family trends reflecting changes in the personal lifestyles of many Americans. This chartbook illustrates how patterns of change may be perceived through the use of survey and census statistics.

Information and limited commentary are presented on family formation, dissolution, and living arrangements of the population. The charts document: attitudes toward family life; trends in fertility; levels of first marriage, divorce, and remarriage; changes in living arrangements of adults and children and in family and household makeup; developments in the economic aspects of family life including increases in the number of working wives and working mothers, income of families of various types. and trends in homeownership; and a description of families according to residence inside or outside of metropolitan areas.

Component ID: #ti702095047

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.

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