||Does the proportion of juveniles in poverty vary by race and ethnicity?
||In 2014, non-Hispanic black and American Indian juveniles were three times more likely to live in poverty than non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders.
|*Race groups are non-Hispanic. Hispanic persons can be of any race.
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- In 2014, Hispanic juveniles were more than twice as likely to live in poverty as non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders.
- Over one-third (37%) of the more than 14 million youth younger than 18 living in poverty in 2014 were Hispanic, while white, non-Hispanic youth accounted for 30% of all youth in poverty, and black, non-Hispanic youth accounted for 24%.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book
. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/population/qa01404.asp?qaDate=2014.
Released on December 13, 2015.
Data Source: Adapted from the U.S. Bureau of the Census'. Current Population Survey
(CPS) Table Creator. Retrieved on December 1, 2015 from:
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