Selected KIDS COUNT Indicators for Nation in United States

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

Location Race Age group Data Type 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
United States
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
0 to 4
Number
164,001
161,135
156,505
152,205
147,997
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
245,013
242,957
240,604
237,766
234,422
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
213,936
213,111
211,685
211,610
212,251
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
1,079,541
1,106,668
1,108,272
1,104,811
1,088,502
United States
Non-Hispanic Asian alone
0 to 4
Percent
5%
6%
6%
6%
6%
United States
Non-Hispanic Asian alone
5 to 11
Number
1,433,802
1,461,743
1,497,220
1,526,281
1,555,283
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
1,228,593
1,260,126
1,272,078
1,279,968
1,294,372
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
2,729,265
2,727,318
2,724,566
2,707,750
2,681,631
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
3,940,178
3,944,512
3,937,959
3,920,324
3,900,784
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
3,458,971
3,436,714
3,405,611
3,405,983
3,424,789
United States
Non-Hispanic Black alone
12 to 17
Percent
14%
14%
14%
14%
14%
United States
Hispanic or Latino
0 to 4
Number
5,045,247
5,057,831
5,060,187
5,044,465
4,999,801
United States
Hispanic or Latino
0 to 4
Percent
25%
25%
26%
26%
26%
United States
Hispanic or Latino
5 to 11
Number
7,325,003
7,355,751
7,354,496
7,319,004
7,292,139
United States
Hispanic or Latino
5 to 11
Percent
25%
26%
26%
26%
26%
United States
Hispanic or Latino
12 to 17
Number
5,885,071
6,004,128
6,110,411
6,224,795
6,339,895
United States
Hispanic or Latino
12 to 17
Percent
24%
24%
24%
25%
25%
United States
Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
0 to 4
Number
43,211
44,259
44,569
44,629
44,258
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
57,699
58,130
59,042
59,634
60,487
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
48,419
49,261
49,574
50,237
50,873
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
9,887,256
9,802,249
9,685,900
9,522,104
9,347,920
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
0 to 4
Percent
50%
49%
49%
49%
48%
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
5 to 11
Number
14,467,085
14,329,014
14,197,137
14,080,519
13,985,307
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
5 to 11
Percent
50%
50%
50%
49%
49%
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
12 to 17
Number
13,302,489
13,171,385
13,008,448
12,885,599
12,799,900
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
12 to 17
Percent
53%
53%
52%
51%
51%
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
0 to 4
Number
988,216
995,556
998,528
995,375
991,183
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
1,263,333
1,292,241
1,318,011
1,338,832
1,356,456
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
5 to 11
Percent
4%
5%
5%
5%
5%
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
12 to 17
Number
892,964
918,247
944,698
976,784
1,013,863
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
12 to 17
Percent
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
United States
Total
0 to 4
Number
19,936,737
19,895,016
19,778,527
19,571,339
19,301,292
United States
Total
0 to 4
Percent
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
United States
Total
5 to 11
Number
28,732,113
28,684,348
28,604,469
28,482,360
28,384,878
United States
Total
5 to 11
Percent
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
United States
Total
12 to 17
Number
25,030,443
25,052,972
25,002,505
25,034,976
25,135,943
United States
Total
12 to 17
Percent
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
Location Race Age group Data Type 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
United States
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
0 to 4
Number
164,001
161,135
156,505
152,205
147,997
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
245,013
242,957
240,604
237,766
234,422
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
213,936
213,111
211,685
211,610
212,251
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
1,079,541
1,106,668
1,108,272
1,104,811
1,088,502
United States
Non-Hispanic Asian alone
0 to 4
Percent
5%
6%
6%
6%
6%
United States
Non-Hispanic Asian alone
5 to 11
Number
1,433,802
1,461,743
1,497,220
1,526,281
1,555,283
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
1,228,593
1,260,126
1,272,078
1,279,968
1,294,372
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
2,729,265
2,727,318
2,724,566
2,707,750
2,681,631
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
3,940,178
3,944,512
3,937,959
3,920,324
3,900,784
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
3,458,971
3,436,714
3,405,611
3,405,983
3,424,789
United States
Non-Hispanic Black alone
12 to 17
Percent
14%
14%
14%
14%
14%
United States
Hispanic or Latino
0 to 4
Number
5,045,247
5,057,831
5,060,187
5,044,465
4,999,801
United States
Hispanic or Latino
0 to 4
Percent
25%
25%
26%
26%
26%
United States
Hispanic or Latino
5 to 11
Number
7,325,003
7,355,751
7,354,496
7,319,004
7,292,139
United States
Hispanic or Latino
5 to 11
Percent
25%
26%
26%
26%
26%
United States
Hispanic or Latino
12 to 17
Number
5,885,071
6,004,128
6,110,411
6,224,795
6,339,895
United States
Hispanic or Latino
12 to 17
Percent
24%
24%
24%
25%
25%
United States
Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
0 to 4
Number
43,211
44,259
44,569
44,629
44,258
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
57,699
58,130
59,042
59,634
60,487
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
48,419
49,261
49,574
50,237
50,873
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
9,887,256
9,802,249
9,685,900
9,522,104
9,347,920
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
0 to 4
Percent
50%
49%
49%
49%
48%
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
5 to 11
Number
14,467,085
14,329,014
14,197,137
14,080,519
13,985,307
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
5 to 11
Percent
50%
50%
50%
49%
49%
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
12 to 17
Number
13,302,489
13,171,385
13,008,448
12,885,599
12,799,900
United States
Non-Hispanic White alone
12 to 17
Percent
53%
53%
52%
51%
51%
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
0 to 4
Number
988,216
995,556
998,528
995,375
991,183
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
1,263,333
1,292,241
1,318,011
1,338,832
1,356,456
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
5 to 11
Percent
4%
5%
5%
5%
5%
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
12 to 17
Number
892,964
918,247
944,698
976,784
1,013,863
United States
Non-Hispanic Two or More Race Groups
12 to 17
Percent
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
United States
Total
0 to 4
Number
19,936,737
19,895,016
19,778,527
19,571,339
19,301,292
United States
Total
0 to 4
Percent
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
United States
Total
5 to 11
Number
28,732,113
28,684,348
28,604,469
28,482,360
28,384,878
United States
Total
5 to 11
Percent
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
United States
Total
12 to 17
Number
25,030,443
25,052,972
25,002,505
25,034,976
25,135,943
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 2020 are Vintage 2020 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 2021.
N.A. - Data are not available