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 2 parents. This is because households headed by a single parent have only one wage-earner.


this case, families are 2 or more related people living together. Each family has a householder, also sometimes called head of household.

2/3 of Cuyahoga County’s poor families with children are headed by a single mother.