The Census Bureau collects data about American families for the nation, states and communities. Families and living arrangements in the United States have changed over time, just as they have developed distinct regional trends because of factors such as local labor markets and migration patterns.
Our statistics describe trends in household and family composition, and show the number of children, young adults and couples living in the United States. In addition to these topics, our data provide information about multigenerational households, grandparents and grandchildren living together, child care, child wellbeing, and fertility and marital patterns.
Our information about America’s families and living arrangements comes from a variety of data sources, including the American Community Survey (ACS), the Current Population Survey (CPS), the Survey of Income Program and Participation (SIPP) and the Decennial Census.
For assistance, please contact the Census Call Center at 1-800-923-8282 (toll free) or visit ask.census.gov for further information.