We all know that single-parent families are increasingly common, but in New Jersey a full 60 percent of African-American children live in a single-parent home, according to the 2011 American Community Survey of the U.S. Census Bureau.
For Latino children, the rate is 47 percent; for white children, 18 percent; and for Asian children, 11 percent. The total is 30.5 percent.
In general, the rate is higher nationally, at 35 percent. More African-Americans came from single-parent homes (67 percent), as well as white children (26 percent), Asians (16 percent) and Native Americans (54 percent). Nationally, however, Latinos had fewer single-parent homes (41 percent.)