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This article is about the demographics of single mothers. For the picture with regard to sinle fathers See:Demographics of single fathers around the world.

Generally speaking single mothers are more prevalent than single fathers in the Demographics of single parenthood around the world

United StatesEdit

In the United States, 72.6% of single parents are mothers.[1][2] Among this percentage of single mothers: 45% of single mothers are currently divorced or separated, 1.7% are widowed, 34% of single mothers never have been married.[3] [4]

See alsoEdit


  1. Susan (October 13, 2012), Single Mother Statistics, Single Mother Guide, 
  2. America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2011 – Table FG10. Family Groups: 2011, United States Census Bureau,, retrieved on 8 November 2012 
  3. What Do Single Parent Statistics Tell Us?. Single Parent Center. URL accessed on 7 December 2011.

Further readingEdit

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