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Table 5. Partner status and presence of own or partner's child in household of young adults at age 27 by educational attainment, sex, race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Table 5. Partner status and presence of own or partner's child in household of young adults at age 27 by 
educational attainment, sex, race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity					

             Characteristic                               Percent of population
                                               Partner in household (1)     Own or partner's child 
                                            Single   Married   Cohabiting      in the household

Total .....................................  47.0      33.5       19.5             40.7
  Less than a high school diploma .........  45.1      27.4       27.5             60.8
  High school graduates, no college (2) ...  46.1      30.9       23.0             52.3
  Some college or associate degree ........  47.3      34.1       18.6             44.1
  Bachelor's degree and higher (3) ........  48.1      36.9       15.0             19.4

Men .......................................  52.4      29.2       18.4             29.4
  Less than a high school diploma .........  47.5      28.0       24.5             44.1
  High school graduates, no college (2) ...  51.0      26.8       22.2             37.6
  Some college or associate degree ........  52.3      29.7       17.9             29.1
  Bachelor's degree and higher (3) ........  56.2      31.8       12.0             14.2

Women .....................................  41.4      38.0       20.6             52.4
  Less than a high school diploma .........  42.3      26.6       31.1             80.9
  High school graduates, no college (2) ...  39.1      36.8       24.1             73.4
  Some college or associate degree ........  42.2      38.6       19.3             59.4
  Bachelor's degree and higher (3) ........  41.9      40.8       17.2             23.4

White, non-Hispanic .......................  41.2      39.1       19.7             38.8
  Less than a high school diploma .........  39.4      32.7       27.9             64.6
  High school graduates, no college (2) ...  39.0      36.5       24.5             53.3
  Some college or associate degree ........  41.1      39.9       18.9             42.2
  Bachelor's degree and higher (3) ........  43.2      41.7       15.1             18.7

Black, non-Hispanic .......................  68.0      14.7       17.4             48.0
  Less than a high school diploma .........  63.6      12.1       24.3             51.1
  High school graduates, no college (2) ...  67.9      12.3       19.7             49.7
  Some college or associate degree ........  69.2      15.4       15.4             53.0
  Bachelor's degree and higher (3) ........  68.2      19.5       12.3             28.6

Hispanic or Latino ........................  46.8      33.0       20.1             46.8
  Less than a high school diploma .........  38.9      31.8       29.2             65.9
  High school graduates, no college (2) ...  46.6      32.5       20.9             51.8
  Some college or associate degree ........  47.5      34.5       18.0             44.3
  Bachelor's degree and higher (3) ........  52.8      30.9       16.4             26.9


   1 Individuals may be living with their parents and/or roommates. This would not affect their partner status.
   2 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent (General Education Development (GED)) credential.
   3 Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degrees or professional degrees such as law or
medical degrees.
   NOTE: This table excludes individuals who had not yet turned age 27 when interviewed in 2011-12. The National
Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 consists of young men and women who were ages 12 to 16 on December 31, 1996.
Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity groups are mutually exclusive but not exhaustive. Other race groups, which 
are included in the overall totals, are not shown separately because their representation in the survey sample is 
not sufficiently large to provide statistically reliable estimates. Educational attainment is determined as of age 
27. Partner status and presence of own or partner's children in the household are determined during the interview
in the year the individual turned 27.



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Last Modified Date: March 26, 2014
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