The latest American Community Survey revealed the states with an increasing number of single-mother households, reports Redfin's Nela Richardson. Of America's 100 largest cities, the share of households headed by single mothers grew significantly in 24 metros in 2015, many of which were in California, Texas, and Florida. California and Texas claimed five of the top 10 cities with the largest growth in the share of single-mom households.
From 2012 to 2015, the share of single-mother households increased by 20.2% in Chula Vista, Calif., the most of any metros analyzed, followed by 18.6% in Chandler, Ariz., 16.7% in Tucson, Ariz., 15.1% in Oxnard, Calif., and 14.3% in Tampa, Fla., to round out the top five.
The growth in the overall number of families was less dramatic than the growth in single-mom families; fewer cities saw a significant increase, and the increases were generally smaller.