According to the data, 48 percent of households in 2014 were married couples, down from 51 percent a decade ago. The percentage dropped during the 00s, particularly following the recession.
In 2014, 15 percent of children had a stay-at-home mother while 0.6 percent had a stay-at-home father, and the average U.S. household size for married couples was 3.19 people. Hispanic households had the largest average household size by race at 3.27 people.
The Census Bureau also determined the number of children who receive food stamps has risen to every one in five, a dramatic increase since before the Great Recession.