TABLE 5-4Living Arrangements by Age and Ethnicity

Living Arrangements Mexican Puerto Rican Cuban Central/South American Other Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black
Ages 0–17a
      Both parents 67.2 42.4 69.5 66.7 53.6 76.8 36.9
      Mother only 22.8 45.6 21.9 22.5 35.6 16.0 49.4
      Father only 4.4 5.0 2.7 5.0 5.9 4.4 4.5
      Other relatives 3.7 4.4 4.1 3.0 3.2 1.7 7.4
      Nonrelatives 1.5 2.0 1.3 2.6 1.2 0.9 1.6
Ages 18–24
      Family householder 19.1 23.3 10.1 14.8 20.5 16.4 19.8
      Spouse/partner of householder 12.6 10.1 12.4 9.4 10.0 10.5 5.3
      Child of householder 40.1 48.4 62.1 48.8 49.9 54.1 51.9
      Other relatives 16.8 9.3 9.3 14.4 9.6 4.3 12.2
      Alone 2.0 2.7 3.7 2.7 3.5 5.3 5.5
      Nonrelatives 9.5 6.3 2.4 9.9 6.6 9.4 5.3
Ages 25–64
      Family householder 42.4 45.6 42.3 40.1 45.2 43.2 43.1
      Spouse/partner of householder 32.5 26.9 32.0 31.5 29.2 35.9 22.6
      Child of householder 6.1 6.3 8.4 4.7 6.3 4.7 9.7
      Other relatives 10.0 6.5 7.0 11.8 6.7 1.9 5.8
      Alone 4.4 10.5 7.1 5.5 8.1 11.6 15.4
      Nonrelatives 4.6 4.2 3.3 6.4 4.5 2.8 3.5
Age 65+
      Family householder 38.7 36.9 32.0 30.0 33.6 36.3 36.4
      Spouse/partner of householder 22.7 20.9 23.6 19.0 19.7 26.4 17.8
      Other relativesb19.3 15.0 19.3 32.7 16.5 5.1 10.9
      Alone 18.3 26.4 23.9 16.1 28.6 31.4 32.9
      Nonrelatives 1.0 1.0 1.3 2.2 1.6 0.9 2.0
a

Categories “Householder,” “Spouse of householder,” and “Cohabiting partner of householder” not shown because fewer than 1 perce nt of children are in these categories combined.

b

Category "Other relatives" includes children of householder.

SOURCE: Pooled March 1998-2002 CPS Files.

From: 5, Hispanic Families in the United States: Family Structure and Process in an Era of Family Change

Cover of Hispanics and the Future of America
Hispanics and the Future of America.
National Research Council (US) Panel on Hispanics in the United States; Tienda M, Mitchell F, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2006.
Copyright © 2006, National Academy of Sciences.

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