Of the 73.8 million children in the United States in 2012, approximately 7.1 million (9.7 percent) lived with a grandparent.
The latest Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey was conducted in February, March and April of 2012 for a nationwide sample of about 100,000 addresses. Statistics from surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error. For more information on the source of the data and accuracy of the estimates, including standard errors and confidence intervals, see Appendix G at http://www.census.gov/apsd/techdoc/cps/cpsmar12.pdf .
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau