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Juvenile Population Characteristics
Juvenile Population
Q: Within States, how do juvenile populations vary by race?
A: In 2011, more than 2 in 5 juveniles in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas were Hispanic.

Juvenile (0-17) population proportions by race/ethnicity and State, 2011

State
Non-Hispanic
Hispanic
Total White Black American
Indian
United States
73,910,949%
40,687,163%
11,227,375%
754,694%
3,845,587%
Alabama
1,129,772
683,408
352,290
6,943
15,632
Alaska
188,492
108,835
10,260
39,437
14,822
Arizona
1,617,596
697,104
84,494
85,691
48,853
Arkansas
710,903
474,634
139,697
6,231
13,052
California
9,268,531
2,722,351
605,321
49,735
1,112,930
Colorado
1,228,164
732,931
64,725
9,515
41,900
Connecticut
805,025
501,839
98,662
2,526
38,569
Delaware
205,107
112,426
56,153
724
7,824
District of Columbia
104,980
20,776
67,810
252
2,541
Florida
3,998,786
1,879,860
862,776
11,999
118,516
Georgia
2,486,405
1,195,053
868,357
5,962
90,247
Hawaii
304,215
61,500
9,600
749
185,425
Idaho
427,808
335,410
5,828
5,971
6,446
Illinois
3,094,699
1,676,020
535,797
6,236
147,082
Indiana
1,599,781
1,203,681
202,653
4,195
30,863
Iowa
725,087
599,572
41,465
3,053
15,939
Kansas
725,558
511,076
60,749
8,094
20,843
Kentucky
1,022,388
844,976
107,437
1,770
16,160
Louisiana
1,118,324
599,104
433,991
8,981
18,804
Maine
269,778
247,585
8,517
2,720
4,367
Maryland
1,347,206
648,652
454,363
4,021
84,233
Massachusetts
1,410,027
977,629
123,844
3,613
89,530
Michigan
2,300,057
1,618,915
416,240
19,384
72,290
Minnesota
1,279,142
961,774
116,446
21,046
75,907
Mississippi
748,627
376,727
332,386
4,632
7,366
Missouri
1,413,666
1,076,327
217,176
7,941
29,992
Montana
222,556
183,109
2,959
23,087
1,994
Nebraska
461,220
340,050
33,423
5,847
10,302
Nevada
661,309
274,673
67,211
6,839
48,558
New Hampshire
280,308
250,412
6,270
855
8,825
New Jersey
2,043,986
1,071,432
306,582
4,579
190,169
New Mexico
516,952
140,285
11,652
55,143
6,857
New York
4,294,690
2,235,127
734,086
18,988
321,047
North Carolina
2,283,980
1,294,651
572,173
31,778
65,302
North Dakota
151,600
125,922
4,229
13,859
1,724
Ohio
2,691,936
2,045,589
445,062
6,578
56,168
Oklahoma
932,634
559,804
98,261
117,906
19,863
Oregon
862,810
593,981
28,260
14,214
43,577
Pennsylvania
2,764,488
1,999,305
397,791
5,148
93,233
Rhode Island
219,848
144,943
19,210
1,430
7,797
South Carolina
1,077,159
611,647
359,014
4,562
17,302
South Dakota
203,234
156,105
5,811
29,023
2,616
Tennessee
1,493,623
1,031,903
316,251
3,672
27,998
Texas
6,928,953
2,403,570
857,109
22,286
269,107
Utah
880,290
680,356
14,822
10,019
27,502
Vermont
126,358
117,379
3,136
627
2,341
Virginia
1,854,930
1,092,838
418,954
5,441
123,507
Washington
1,580,315
1,010,326
93,664
30,010
139,179
West Virginia
385,372
354,757
19,071
611
3,125
Wisconsin
1,327,528
992,294
133,205
16,330
46,205
Wyoming
134,746
108,540
2,132
4,441
1,156
Detail may not total 100% due to rounding.

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Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/population/qa01103.asp?qaDate=2011. Released on December 17, 2012.

Data Source: Puzzanchera, C., Sladky, A. and Kang, W. (2012). Easy Access to Juvenile Populations. Available on-line at: http://ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezapop/.

 

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