Households Headed by Single-Black Men Increased in 2012

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The number of single-black men heading households increased in 2012, compared to 2011, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, but the number is still much smaller than homes headed by single-black women.

Last year, 566,000 households were headed by single-black men, a 9.7 percent increase compared to the 511,000 households headed by single-black men in 2011, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Families and Living Arrangements.

The number of households headed by single-black men in 2011, however, was a drop compared to 2010, when 555,000 households were headed by single-black men. The number in 2010, however, is a major increase from 2009 when 466,000 households headed by single black fathers, according to the Census Bureau.

The number of households headed by single-black men, however, is small compared to households headed by single-black women.

In 2012, 3.782 million single black women headed homes, a 2.8 percent increase compared to 3.676 million households headed by single black women in 2011, according to the Census.

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