Poverty rates are higher among single-mother families, regardless of race

Among whites, single-mother families are more than six times more likely to be poor than married-couple families. The ratio is also high among African-Americans, Asian-Americans (four times more likely), and Hispanics (more than twice as likely).

Poverty rates for families with children, by mother’s marital status

Poverty rates are higher among single-mother families, regardless of race

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2012.