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REPORT: Nevada has the 14th largest families in the U.S.

Posted at 2:22 PM, Oct 19, 2020

A new report by RetailMeNot looking at the U.S. states with the largest families out of all states found Nevada has the 14th largest families.

According to Census Bureau data, the average number of children per family has been rising in recent years.

This trend can be seen among both married-couple households and single-parent households. In 2019, married-couple households with kids under age 18 had 1.98 kids on average, compared to 1.85 and 1.68 kids for single-mother and single-father households, respectively.

Here is a summary of the data for Nevada:

- Average number of kids per family: 1.93

- Proportion of families with kids headed by a single parent: 25.1%

- Median household income (dual-parent households): $77,232

- Median household income (single-parent households): $34,838

- Cost of living: 2.5% less than average

The full report can be viewed here.