Are both Mom and Dad working?

According to the most recent U.S. Census data, 40,389 Dane County households (21.5 percent of all households in the county) include a husband, wife and at least one child under the age of eighteen. In what percentage of those households are both mom and dad employed?

A. About half
B. 65 percent
C. 77 percent
D. 86 percent


D. 86 percent

The U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey reports that both parents were employed in 33,363 (86.2 percent) of the 40,389 married couple families with children in Dane County. That compares to 81.1 percent for Wisconsin and 70.4 percent for the U.S.

Similar information for counties and communities with populations greater than 20,000 is available in Table 23009 of the American Community Survey.

Data will be available for communities and counties with populations less than 20,000 by the end of 2010.

For step-by-step instructions, click here:Are both Mom and Dad working, September 23

For questions, contact Bill Pinkovitz