Fatherless Home Statistics*

90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes – (32 times the average)

85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes, 20 times the average.  (Center for Disease Control)

71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average.  (National Principals Association Report)

75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes. (10 times the average)

85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average.  (Fulton Co. Georgia, Texas Dept. of Correction)

43% of U.S. children live without their father [U.S. Department of Census]

Children with Fathers who are involved are 40% less likely to repeat a grade in school.

Daughters of single parents without a Father involved are:

53% more likely to marry as teenagers,

711% more likely to have children as teenagers, 

164% more likely to have a pre-marital birth


92% more likely to get divorced themselves.

Parenting Statistics*

By far, the most impressive collection of 

Parenting Statistics I've found is 

located here.