Selected KIDS COUNT Indicators for Nation in United States

Child population by race (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
United States
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Number
633,421
629,676
625,685
620,369
615,950
United States
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
1%
1%
1%
1%
1%
United States
Non-Hispanic Asian alone
Number
3,539,944
3,601,066
3,653,226
3,671,530
3,684,072
United States
Non-Hispanic Asian alone
Percent
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%
United States
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
10,147,673
10,132,602
10,108,841
10,051,876
10,007,157
United States
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
14%
14%
14%
14%
14%
United States
Hispanic or Latino
Number
18,140,554
18,359,136
18,527,115
18,631,271
18,687,565
United States
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
25%
25%
25%
25%
26%
United States
Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Number
144,017
145,266
146,270
146,628
147,057
United States
Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
37,984,734
37,696,843
37,389,697
37,022,711
36,682,894
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
52%
51%
51%
50%
50%
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
Number
3,027,708
3,084,824
3,134,512
3,174,760
3,214,455
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
Percent
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
United States
Total less than 18
Number
73,618,051
73,649,413
73,585,346
73,319,145
73,039,150
United States
Total less than 18
Percent
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
United States
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Number
633,421
629,676
625,685
620,369
615,950
United States
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
1%
1%
1%
1%
1%
United States
Non-Hispanic Asian alone
Number
3,539,944
3,601,066
3,653,226
3,671,530
3,684,072
United States
Non-Hispanic Asian alone
Percent
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%
United States
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
10,147,673
10,132,602
10,108,841
10,051,876
10,007,157
United States
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
14%
14%
14%
14%
14%
United States
Hispanic or Latino
Number
18,140,554
18,359,136
18,527,115
18,631,271
18,687,565
United States
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
25%
25%
25%
25%
26%
United States
Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Number
144,017
145,266
146,270
146,628
147,057
United States
Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
37,984,734
37,696,843
37,389,697
37,022,711
36,682,894
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
52%
51%
51%
50%
50%
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
Number
3,027,708
3,084,824
3,134,512
3,174,760
3,214,455
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
Percent
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
United States
Total less than 18
Number
73,618,051
73,649,413
73,585,346
73,319,145
73,039,150
United States
Total less than 18
Percent
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
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Definitions: Child population by race.

Data presented for 2010 through 2019 are Vintage 2019 population estimates. Each year the U.S. Census Bureau revises their post-2010 estimates. Therefore, data presented here may differ from previously published estimates. Figures for 1990, 2000, and 2010 represent revised population estimates for July 1, 1990, July 1, 2000, and July 1, 2010 - not actual Census counts from April 1, 1990, April 1, 2000, and April 1, 2010.

Data Source:  Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau.
 

Footnotes: Updated September 2020.
N.A. – Data not available.