Children by race and Hispanic origin (percent of child population)

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Definitions: This indicator reflects an estimate of the child population under the age of 19 by racial composition and Hispanic origin. Racial categories include: White; Black or African American; American Indian and Alaska Native; and Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islander. Children of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Hispanic origin is considered a separate ethnic category and includes children of different racial backgrounds. 

The denominator for the percentages is the total child population ages 0 to 18 in respective geographic areas.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Decennial Census; Intercensal estimates are obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, "U.S. Census Populations With Bridged Race Categories," http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/bridged_race.htm. 

Footnotes: GEOGRAPHY - Data reflect place of residence. DATE - July 1 of reference year for intercensal estimates and April 1 for decennial census numbers. NOTE - Between each decennial census, annual intercensal estimates are revised each year as new administrative records become available.