Informal and Formal Kinship Care. Table 1.1 U.S. Children Living in Kin Care Arrangements, 1983-93

06/20/1997

 
      Number of children

Category

   

1983-85

1986-88

1989-91

1992-93

All children

62,532,272

63,237,633

64,511,630

66,638,836

Children in kin care

1,281,986

1,402,338

1,390,338

1,390,084

 

Race /Ethnicity

         
   

NonHispanic

       
   

White

597,918

602,722

530,374

482,196

   

African American

488,028

583,454

623,372

640,896

   

Other

55,687

45,255

56,005

55,840

   

Asian/Pacific Islander

n.a.

n.a.

28,940

25,645

   

American Indian/Eskimo

n.a.

n.a.

22,892

30,195

   

Other

n.a.

n.a.

4,174

-

   

Hispanic

       
   

White

134,680

164,115

171,415

196,283

   

African American

3,361

5,160

4,694

9,379

   

Other

2,312

1,633

4,479

5,493

   

Total African American

491,390

588,614

628,066

650,275

   

Total Hispanic

140,353

170,907

180,587

211,154

 

Age

         
   

0-4

213,584

236,328

266,602

258,878

   

5-9

305,528

353,459

374,860

358,448

   

10-14

415,067

455,893

406,559

413,743

   

15-17

347,807

356,659

342,317

359,016

 

Sex

         
   

Male

653,264

721,867

705,554

690,062

   

Female

628,722

680,472

684,785

700,022

 

Regions

         
   

Northeast

207,308

205,857

193,978

231,352

   

Midwest

242,082

226,330

182,748

252,504

   

South

623,222

713,383

750,350

651,262

   

West

209,375

256,768

263,263

254,967

 

Metro/Nonmetro

         
   

Metropolitan area

757,388

1,045,063

1,014,779

1,009,741

   

Nonmetropolitan

524,599

357,276

375,560

380,344

             

Source: March Current Population Surveys, 1983-1994.

Note: Estimates based on average for 3-year period.

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