What percentage are stay at home moms?

What percentage are stay at home moms? That’s a tough one to pin down, because it varies by state and by the people you ask. In New York City, the share of stay at home moms is 24%, compared to 16% of married-couple families. And in Los Angeles, the share is 28%, compared to 20% of married-couple families.
What’s also interesting about the L.A. area is that 25% of families in the area have a stay-at-home parent. This makes it the most highly educated city in the U.S. in terms of average SAT scores, according to the 2017 American Community Survey. (Data from the 2010-2011 school year were used.) L.A. also has the lowest percentage of families with a stay-at-home stay-at-home parent.
What’s also interesting about the L.A. area is that 25% of families in the area have a stay-at-home parent. This makes it the most highly educated city in the U.S. in terms of average SAT scores, according to the 2017 American Community Survey. (Data from the 2010-2011 school year were used.) L.A. also has the lowest percentage of families with a stay-at-home stay-at-home parent.
Sunnyvale is known for its tech industry, medical centers, and the University of California, Santa Clara.

The figures for 2015 are from the Pew Research Center analyses, which include all mothers, married and cohabiting, who report living with at least one child younger than 18. Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions.

 
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