Cities With The Largest Increases In Single-Mother Households

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September 20, 2016

The share of households headed by a single mother grew significantly in 24 of the 100 largest U.S. cities last year. Many of those cities are located in California, Texas and Florida — key states for the upcoming presidential election.

Redfin examined data from the one-year American Community Survey for 2015 and 2012.

While many of the top cities are in California, a blue state that everyone expects will go to Clinton, Arizona and Florida are both important states for Trump to win. Given the large increase in single-mother households in these cities, the specificity of Trump’s plan may help him with female voters even in California — a demographic he’s been accused of ignoring at best and slandering at worst.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have offered different stances on paid parental leave.

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