Fewer Children in U.S.

From AAP News (11/1/21): U.S. child population decreasing, becoming more diverse

An excerpt:

  • “An estimated 77 million children under age 19 live in the United States, according to the 2020 census. From 2000-’10, the U.S. child population grew by 2.1 million, but since 2010, there has been a decrease of 1.6 million children”
  • “Texas, Florida, North Carolina and Georgia are especially noteworthy. These are states with large populations that also had among the largest relative increases in the number of children. Since 2000, the number of children in Texas increased by 1.6 million, in Florida by 630,000, in North Carolina by 370,000 and in Georgia by 340,00”
  • “In 2020, children who are identified as non-White made up 50% of the child population compared to 39% in 2000. In 2020, Hispanic children made up 26%, Black children made up 14% and Asian children made up 5% of the child population”

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