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Definition: This indicator provides the share households that are headed by unmarried women with children in the neighborhood where the average child lives. For instance, if the value is 10%, this statistic is interpreted as "The average child in this metro area lives in a neighborhood where 10% of households are headed by unmarried women with children."

Notes: Households headed by unmarried women with children are defined as those including only "Own children," who are never-married children under 18 years who are sons or daughters by birth, stepchildren, or adopted children of the householder.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census, Summary File 3 accessed through the Neighborhood Change Database. U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census, Summary File 1.