Selected KIDS COUNT Indicators for Nation in United States

Child population by race and age group (Number & Percent)

Location Race Age group Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
United States
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
0 to 4
Number
171,780
169,590
167,319
164,571
161,894
United States
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
0 to 4
Percent
1%
1%
1%
1%
1%
United States
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
5 to 11
Number
246,460
246,269
245,355
244,199
242,512
United States
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
5 to 11
Percent
1%
1%
1%
1%
1%
United States
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
12 to 17
Number
215,181
213,817
213,011
211,599
211,544
United States
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
12 to 17
Percent
1%
1%
1%
1%
1%
United States
Non-Hispanic Asian alone
0 to 4
Number
942,347
964,722
975,972
967,016
959,256
United States
Non-Hispanic Asian alone
0 to 4
Percent
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%
United States
Non-Hispanic Asian alone
5 to 11
Number
1,402,981
1,408,091
1,416,230
1,430,274
1,439,968
United States
Non-Hispanic Asian alone
5 to 11
Percent
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%
United States
Non-Hispanic Asian alone
12 to 17
Number
1,194,616
1,228,253
1,261,024
1,274,240
1,284,848
United States
Non-Hispanic Asian alone
12 to 17
Percent
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%
United States
Non-Hispanic Black alone
0 to 4
Number
2,737,947
2,738,279
2,731,612
2,711,876
2,684,389
United States
Non-Hispanic Black alone
0 to 4
Percent
14%
14%
14%
14%
14%
United States
Non-Hispanic Black alone
5 to 11
Number
3,924,551
3,937,721
3,942,750
3,936,743
3,919,639
United States
Non-Hispanic Black alone
5 to 11
Percent
14%
14%
14%
14%
14%
United States
Non-Hispanic Black alone
12 to 17
Number
3,485,175
3,456,602
3,434,479
3,403,257
3,403,129
United States
Non-Hispanic Black alone
12 to 17
Percent
14%
14%
14%
14%
14%
United States
Hispanic or Latino
0 to 4
Number
5,120,928
5,131,813
5,139,350
5,126,651
5,094,211
United States
Hispanic or Latino
0 to 4
Percent
26%
26%
26%
26%
26%
United States
Hispanic or Latino
5 to 11
Number
7,249,394
7,344,136
7,387,103
7,399,625
7,377,158
United States
Hispanic or Latino
5 to 11
Percent
25%
26%
26%
26%
26%
United States
Hispanic or Latino
12 to 17
Number
5,770,232
5,883,187
6,000,662
6,104,995
6,216,196
United States
Hispanic or Latino
12 to 17
Percent
23%
24%
24%
24%
25%
United States
Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
0 to 4
Number
39,165
39,944
40,432
40,290
40,085
United States
Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
0 to 4
Percent
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
United States
Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
5 to 11
Number
56,979
56,945
56,672
56,867
56,802
United States
Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
5 to 11
Percent
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
United States
Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
12 to 17
Number
47,873
48,377
49,166
49,471
50,170
United States
Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
12 to 17
Percent
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
0 to 4
Number
9,972,683
9,935,594
9,889,702
9,808,764
9,697,245
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
0 to 4
Percent
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
5 to 11
Number
14,615,196
14,466,158
14,337,097
14,215,274
14,110,466
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
5 to 11
Percent
51%
50%
50%
50%
50%
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
12 to 17
Number
13,396,855
13,295,091
13,162,898
12,998,673
12,875,183
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
12 to 17
Percent
54%
53%
53%
52%
51%
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
0 to 4
Number
933,228
941,817
946,585
943,794
939,603
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
0 to 4
Percent
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
5 to 11
Number
1,226,698
1,250,838
1,270,719
1,287,552
1,299,551
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
5 to 11
Percent
4%
4%
4%
5%
5%
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
12 to 17
Number
867,782
892,169
917,208
943,414
975,301
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
12 to 17
Percent
3%
4%
4%
4%
4%
United States
Total
0 to 4
Number
19,918,078
19,921,759
19,890,972
19,762,962
19,576,683
United States
Total
0 to 4
Percent
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
United States
Total
5 to 11
Number
28,722,259
28,710,158
28,655,926
28,570,534
28,446,096
United States
Total
5 to 11
Percent
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
United States
Total
12 to 17
Number
24,977,714
25,017,496
25,038,448
24,985,649
25,016,371
United States
Total
12 to 17
Percent
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
Location Race Age group Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
United States
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
0 to 4
Number
171,780
169,590
167,319
164,571
161,894
United States
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
0 to 4
Percent
1%
1%
1%
1%
1%
United States
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
5 to 11
Number
246,460
246,269
245,355
244,199
242,512
United States
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
5 to 11
Percent
1%
1%
1%
1%
1%
United States
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
12 to 17
Number
215,181
213,817
213,011
211,599
211,544
United States
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
12 to 17
Percent
1%
1%
1%
1%
1%
United States
Non-Hispanic Asian alone
0 to 4
Number
942,347
964,722
975,972
967,016
959,256
United States
Non-Hispanic Asian alone
0 to 4
Percent
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%
United States
Non-Hispanic Asian alone
5 to 11
Number
1,402,981
1,408,091
1,416,230
1,430,274
1,439,968
United States
Non-Hispanic Asian alone
5 to 11
Percent
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%
United States
Non-Hispanic Asian alone
12 to 17
Number
1,194,616
1,228,253
1,261,024
1,274,240
1,284,848
United States
Non-Hispanic Asian alone
12 to 17
Percent
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%
United States
Non-Hispanic Black alone
0 to 4
Number
2,737,947
2,738,279
2,731,612
2,711,876
2,684,389
United States
Non-Hispanic Black alone
0 to 4
Percent
14%
14%
14%
14%
14%
United States
Non-Hispanic Black alone
5 to 11
Number
3,924,551
3,937,721
3,942,750
3,936,743
3,919,639
United States
Non-Hispanic Black alone
5 to 11
Percent
14%
14%
14%
14%
14%
United States
Non-Hispanic Black alone
12 to 17
Number
3,485,175
3,456,602
3,434,479
3,403,257
3,403,129
United States
Non-Hispanic Black alone
12 to 17
Percent
14%
14%
14%
14%
14%
United States
Hispanic or Latino
0 to 4
Number
5,120,928
5,131,813
5,139,350
5,126,651
5,094,211
United States
Hispanic or Latino
0 to 4
Percent
26%
26%
26%
26%
26%
United States
Hispanic or Latino
5 to 11
Number
7,249,394
7,344,136
7,387,103
7,399,625
7,377,158
United States
Hispanic or Latino
5 to 11
Percent
25%
26%
26%
26%
26%
United States
Hispanic or Latino
12 to 17
Number
5,770,232
5,883,187
6,000,662
6,104,995
6,216,196
United States
Hispanic or Latino
12 to 17
Percent
23%
24%
24%
24%
25%
United States
Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
0 to 4
Number
39,165
39,944
40,432
40,290
40,085
United States
Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
0 to 4
Percent
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
United States
Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
5 to 11
Number
56,979
56,945
56,672
56,867
56,802
United States
Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
5 to 11
Percent
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
United States
Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
12 to 17
Number
47,873
48,377
49,166
49,471
50,170
United States
Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
12 to 17
Percent
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
<.5%
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
0 to 4
Number
9,972,683
9,935,594
9,889,702
9,808,764
9,697,245
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
0 to 4
Percent
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
5 to 11
Number
14,615,196
14,466,158
14,337,097
14,215,274
14,110,466
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
5 to 11
Percent
51%
50%
50%
50%
50%
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
12 to 17
Number
13,396,855
13,295,091
13,162,898
12,998,673
12,875,183
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
12 to 17
Percent
54%
53%
53%
52%
51%
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
0 to 4
Number
933,228
941,817
946,585
943,794
939,603
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
0 to 4
Percent
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
5 to 11
Number
1,226,698
1,250,838
1,270,719
1,287,552
1,299,551
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
5 to 11
Percent
4%
4%
4%
5%
5%
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
12 to 17
Number
867,782
892,169
917,208
943,414
975,301
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
12 to 17
Percent
3%
4%
4%
4%
4%
United States
Total
0 to 4
Number
19,918,078
19,921,759
19,890,972
19,762,962
19,576,683
United States
Total
0 to 4
Percent
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
United States
Total
5 to 11
Number
28,722,259
28,710,158
28,655,926
28,570,534
28,446,096
United States
Total
5 to 11
Percent
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
United States
Total
12 to 17
Number
24,977,714
25,017,496
25,038,448
24,985,649
25,016,371
United States
Total
12 to 17
Percent
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
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Definitions: Child population by race and age group.

Data presented for 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.

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

Footnotes: Updated September 2020.
N.A. - Data are not available