The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2016
Almost one-third of all households in Hampton Roads are “nonfamily,” in the sense that they are not headed by two married individuals. More than 40 percent of all births now occur out of wedlock and the number of older single people has skyrocketed. Both public and private programs and policies have not kept pace with these developments and are in need of revision.
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University, "Part 4: The Rise of Single-Earner Households in Virginia: Why it Matters" (2016). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 23.