||Does the proportion of juveniles in poverty vary by race and ethnicity?
||In 2017, non-Hispanic black and American Indian juveniles were more than twice as 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 2017, 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 (36%) of the nearly 13 million youth younger than 18 living in poverty in 2017 were Hispanic, while white, non-Hispanic youth accounted for 31% of all youth in poverty, and black, non-Hispanic youth accounted for 23%.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book
. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/population/qa01404.asp?qaDate=2017.
Released on February 28, 2019.
Data Source: Adapted from the U.S. Bureau of the Census'. Current Population Survey
(CPS) Table Creator. Retrieved November 2018 from:
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