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Juvenile Population Characteristics
Juvenile Population
Q: Within States, how do juvenile populations vary by race?
A: While race/ethnicity profiles vary considerably across states, white, non-Hispanic youth accounted for the largest share of the youth population in most states in 2019.

Youth (0-17) population profile by race/ethnicity and State, 2019

State White* Black* American
Indian*
Asian* Hispanic
United States 52.3% 15.3% 1.0% 6.2% 25.5%
Alabama 59.4% 30.5% 0.5% 1.8% 8.0%
Alaska 54.1% 5.6% 21.8% 9.4% 10.2%
Arizona 40.2% 6.2% 5.0% 3.7% 44.6%
Arkansas 64.9% 19.3% 0.8% 2.5% 12.6%
California 28.0% 6.2% 0.5% 14.2% 52.1%
Colorado 58.2% 5.8% 0.7% 4.1% 31.8%
Connecticut 56.3% 13.0% 0.4% 5.9% 25.6%
Delaware 50.1% 27.9% 0.3% 4.7% 16.7%
District of Columbia 23.8% 54.7% 0.2% 3.1% 16.8%
Florida 43.9% 21.3% 0.2% 3.3% 30.9%
Georgia 45.1% 35.4% 0.2% 4.7% 14.8%
Hawaii 20.3% 3.2% 0.2% 57.8% 19.8%
Idaho 76.3% 1.5% 1.2% 1.7% 18.6%
Illinois 53.3% 16.9% 0.2% 6.1% 24.9%
Indiana 72.0% 13.4% 0.2% 3.0% 11.5%
Iowa 78.7% 7.4% 0.4% 3.2% 10.6%
Kansas 68.8% 8.5% 0.9% 3.4% 19.0%
Kentucky 80.3% 11.0% 0.1% 2.2% 6.6%
Louisiana 52.5% 38.2% 0.7% 2.0% 7.4%
Maine 90.8% 4.0% 1.0% 1.7% 3.0%
Maryland 43.7% 32.8% 0.3% 7.3% 16.2%
Massachusetts 63.1% 10.2% 0.3% 8.2% 19.1%
Michigan 69.0% 18.3% 0.8% 4.0% 8.8%
Minnesota 70.2% 12.1% 1.7% 7.0% 9.1%
Mississippi 50.8% 43.3% 0.6% 1.2% 5.0%
Missouri 74.4% 15.5% 0.5% 2.7% 7.1%
Montana 79.9% 1.5% 10.4% 1.1% 6.7%
Nebraska 69.6% 7.8% 1.2% 3.2% 18.4%
Nevada 37.2% 12.8% 0.9% 7.8% 40.9%
New Hampshire 87.1% 2.8% 0.3% 4.0% 6.9%
New Jersey 47.7% 14.4% 0.2% 10.8% 27.3%
New Mexico 24.3% 2.5% 10.3% 1.5% 62.3%
New York 50.3% 16.3% 0.4% 9.3% 24.8%
North Carolina 53.5% 24.3% 1.3% 3.9% 16.9%
North Dakota 76.8% 5.4% 8.3% 2.0% 6.9%
Ohio 72.9% 17.7% 0.2% 3.1% 6.6%
Oklahoma 56.6% 10.4% 12.1% 2.8% 18.2%
Oregon 66.9% 3.7% 1.5% 5.8% 22.6%
Pennsylvania 68.2% 14.7% 0.2% 4.4% 13.1%
Rhode Island 59.6% 9.4% 0.6% 4.2% 27.1%
South Carolina 56.1% 31.1% 0.4% 2.1% 9.9%
South Dakota 72.6% 4.3% 13.6% 1.8% 7.4%
Tennessee 66.6% 20.5% 0.2% 2.3% 10.2%
Texas 32.5% 12.7% 0.3% 5.1% 49.0%
Utah 75.7% 1.8% 1.0% 3.6% 17.9%
Vermont 92.2% 2.8% 0.4% 2.7% 2.9%
Virginia 55.8% 22.0% 0.3% 7.9% 14.3%
Washington 59.0% 6.5% 1.6% 10.6% 22.0%
West Virginia 92.1% 5.2% 0.1% 0.9% 2.8%
Wisconsin 71.8% 10.7% 1.2% 4.3% 12.7%
Wyoming 78.8% 1.8% 3.1% 1.1% 15.6%

*Race groups are non-Hispanic. Hispanic persons can be any race.

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Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/population/qa01103.asp?qaDate=2019. Released on October 13, 2021.

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

 

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