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Juvenile Population Characteristics
Poverty
Q: Does the proportion of juveniles in poverty vary by race and ethnicity?
A: In 2013, non-Hispanic black juveniles were three times more likely to live in poverty than non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders.
Percent under age 18 in poverty, by race/ethnicity*, 2002-2013
*Race groups are non-Hispanic. Hispanic persons can be of any race.

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  • In 2013, Hispanic juveniles were more than twice as likely to live in poverty as non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders.
  • More than one-third (37%) of the more than 14 million youth younger than 18 living in poverty in 2013 were Hispanic, while white, non-Hispanic youth accounted for 28% of all youth in poverty, and black, non-Hispanic youth accounted for 27%.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/population/qa01404.asp?qaDate=2013. Released on December 16, 2014.

Data Source: Adapted from the U.S. Bureau of the Census'. Current Population Survey (CPS) Table Creator. Retrieved on December 1, 2014 from: [http://www.census.gov/cps/data/cpstablecreator.html].

 

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