U.S. Child Population Increasingly More Diverse

Posted July 30, 2014, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

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In 2013, there were 74 mil­lion chil­dren liv­ing in the Unit­ed States, com­pris­ing 23% of the nation’s total pop­u­la­tion. As the child pop­u­la­tion grew from 1990 and 2013, mov­ing from 64 mil­lion to 74 mil­lion, it also became more diverse racial­ly and eth­ni­cal­ly. The per­cent­age of white chil­dren declined from 69% to 52%, while the per­cent­age of Lati­no chil­dren dou­bled from 12% to 24%. In order to ensure the long-term pros­per­i­ty of the coun­try, all chil­dren need to have equal oppor­tu­ni­ties to suc­ceed and become active, engaged citizens.

New demo­graph­ic data is avail­able for the nation, states and the Dis­trict of Colum­bia in the KIDS COUNT Data Cen­ter. Review the fol­low­ing indicators:

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