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Arizona Ranks High For Single-Parent Households

Just over 468,000 Arizonans, or about one-fifth, live in a single parent household, according to the U.S.Census Bureau’s  American Community Survey released earlier in July.

Nationally, Arizona and New Mexico  rank highest in the western United States for single-parent households. 

Map below shows how state's rank of single-parent households compare to the average

Heather van Blokland was a host at KJZZ from 2016 to 2021.