Fast Fact- December 12, 2017

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 15, 2017

In 2016, 15,153 children were born to single women in Colorado, accounting for approximately 23 percent of births in the state. While children can thrive in all family types, research shows that children living with only a single parent often have fewer economic and social resources than their peers in families with two parents. Counties with the lowest percent of births to single women included Douglas, Rio Blanco, and Gunnison counties. To find this data on births to single women in other Colorado counties last year, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit