DATA CHART: Black Families Above and Below Poverty Level

As the chart below shows when considering Black families with and without children who live below the national poverty line, the vast majority (74% or 1.4 million) are headed by single women and just 16% are headed by a married-couple family. Only 10% are headed by a single father.

When considering Black families who live above the national poverty line the more than half (53% or 3.7 million) are headed by married couples and just 37% (2.6 million) are headed by a single women. Only 10% of Black families are headed by a single man.

See our Page on Poverty

See our Page on Black Women: Statistics

See our Page on Black Marriage


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