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Census: Fewer Tenn. kids living in married homes

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By KRISTIN M. HALL
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Newly released Census data finds that fewer Tennessee children live in homes with married parents and more children are living with a single parent or with a grandparent compared to a decade ago.

According to the census data released this month, 58% of children lived in a married family household in Tennessee in 2010, which includes remarried parents and stepfamilies. That's down from 64% in 2000.

The number of children living with single parents has increased from 25% in 2000 to 28% in 2010.

Grandparents are also more likely to take care of their grandchildren. About 9.4% of all Tennessee children lived with a grandparent in 2010, compared to 7.3% in 2000.

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