The Child Population: First Data from the 2000 Census

A Kids Count/PRB Report on the 2000 Census

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

January 2, 2001


This report provides initial data on children under 18 from the 2000 U.S. Census, including demographic changes at the national, state and local levels compared to the 1990s. 

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Key Takeaway

The Largest Child Population In U.S. History Is More Diverse Than Ever.

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, there were 72.3 million children under age 18 in this country, the most ever recorded, with non-white children accounting for nearly all the growth. Racial and Hispanic minorities accounted for nearly 40% of all children under 18 living in the U.S., compared to 28% of adults.

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