Households with children that had difficulty paying for usual household expenses in the past week by race/ethnicity in the United States

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Definitions: The percentage of households with children birth to age 17 where it has been somewhat or very difficult for the household to pay for usual household expenses, including but not limited to food, rent or mortgage, car payments, medical expenses, students loans, and so on in the past week. Only respondents who provided a valid response are included. 

Racial and ethnic groups represented in this table are not mutually exclusive. The white category includes only non-Hispanic white. The categories of Black or African American, Asian, two or more races and other race include both Hispanic and non-Hispanic. Those in the Hispanic or Latino category include those identified as being of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin. American Indian or Alaska Native, Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian are included in the other race category.

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau, Household Pulse Survey, 2020-2021

Footnotes: Updated April 2021
S - Estimates suppressed when the 90% confidence interval is greater than 30 percentage points or 1.3 times the estimate.
N.A. – Data not available.
A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at Households with children that had difficulty paying for usual household expenses in the past week by race/ethnicity.