Single-parent households and poverty

In Cuyahoga County, children living with only one parent are more likely to live in poverty than children living with two parents. 


In this case, families are two  or more related people living together. Each family has a householder, also sometimes called head of household.

Two thirds of Cuyahoga County’s poor families with children are headed by a single mother.

U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2018 1-year Estimates