University of Illinois Urbana‑Champaign

Grandparents: Children Living in Grandparent-Headed Households

About the data

Children under age 6 who are living in households headed by their grandparent(s).

Source of data:

  • for 2011 data and later, ACS 5-year estimates
  • for 2010 data: U.S. Census 2010

For spreadsheets or maps earlier than 2016, contact IECAM.

Note: Because of pandemic-related disruptions to data collection in 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau has alerted American Community Survey (ACS) data users to expect somewhat larger margins of error in the 2016-2020 5-year estimates than in previous 5-year releases.