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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
White Black American
Indian
Asian
United States
55.0%
15.2%
1.0%
5.2%
23.5%
Alabama
60.5%
31.2%
0.6%
1.4%
6.3%
Alaska
57.7%
5.4%
20.9%
7.9%
8.0%
Arizona
43.1%
5.2%
5.3%
3.0%
43.4%
Arkansas
66.8%
19.7%
0.9%
1.8%
10.9%
California
29.4%
6.5%
0.5%
12.0%
51.6%
Colorado
59.7%
5.3%
0.8%
3.4%
30.9%
Connecticut
62.3%
12.3%
0.3%
4.8%
20.3%
Delaware
54.8%
27.4%
0.4%
3.8%
13.6%
District of Columbia
19.8%
64.6%
0.2%
2.4%
13.0%
Florida
47.0%
21.6%
0.3%
3.0%
28.1%
Georgia
48.1%
34.9%
0.2%
3.6%
13.1%
Hawaii
20.2%
3.2%
0.2%
61.0%
15.4%
Idaho
78.4%
1.4%
1.4%
1.5%
17.3%
Illinois
54.2%
17.3%
0.2%
4.8%
23.6%
Indiana
75.2%
12.7%
0.3%
1.9%
9.9%
Iowa
82.7%
5.7%
0.4%
2.2%
9.0%
Kansas
70.4%
8.4%
1.1%
2.9%
17.2%
Kentucky
82.6%
10.5%
0.2%
1.6%
5.1%
Louisiana
53.6%
38.8%
0.8%
1.7%
5.1%
Maine
91.8%
3.2%
1.0%
1.6%
2.4%
Maryland
48.1%
33.7%
0.3%
6.3%
11.6%
Massachusetts
69.3%
8.8%
0.3%
6.3%
15.3%
Michigan
70.4%
18.1%
0.8%
3.1%
7.5%
Minnesota
75.2%
9.1%
1.6%
5.9%
8.1%
Mississippi
50.3%
44.4%
0.6%
1.0%
3.7%
Missouri
76.1%
15.4%
0.6%
2.1%
5.8%
Montana
82.3%
1.3%
10.4%
0.9%
5.1%
Nebraska
73.7%
7.2%
1.3%
2.2%
15.5%
Nevada
41.5%
10.2%
1.0%
7.3%
39.9%
New Hampshire
89.3%
2.2%
0.3%
3.1%
5.0%
New Jersey
52.4%
15.0%
0.2%
9.3%
23.1%
New Mexico
27.1%
2.3%
10.7%
1.3%
58.6%
New York
52.0%
17.1%
0.4%
7.5%
22.9%
North Carolina
56.7%
25.1%
1.4%
2.9%
14.0%
North Dakota
83.1%
2.8%
9.1%
1.1%
3.9%
Ohio
76.0%
16.5%
0.2%
2.1%
5.1%
Oklahoma
60.0%
10.5%
12.6%
2.1%
14.7%
Oregon
68.8%
3.3%
1.6%
5.1%
21.2%
Pennsylvania
72.3%
14.4%
0.2%
3.4%
9.7%
Rhode Island
65.9%
8.7%
0.7%
3.5%
21.1%
South Carolina
56.8%
33.3%
0.4%
1.6%
7.9%
South Dakota
76.8%
2.9%
14.3%
1.3%
4.8%
Tennessee
69.1%
21.2%
0.2%
1.9%
7.6%
Texas
34.7%
12.4%
0.3%
3.9%
48.7%
Utah
77.3%
1.7%
1.1%
3.1%
16.8%
Vermont
92.9%
2.5%
0.5%
1.9%
2.3%
Virginia
58.9%
22.6%
0.3%
6.7%
11.5%
Washington
63.9%
5.9%
1.9%
8.8%
19.4%
West Virginia
92.1%
4.9%
0.2%
0.8%
2.0%
Wisconsin
74.7%
10.0%
1.2%
3.5%
10.5%
Wyoming
80.6%
1.6%
3.3%
0.9%
13.7%
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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