Figure 4. African-American Child Poverty, 2000 to 2010, shows the percentage in poverty of African-American children as 31.2, 30.2, 31.5, 33.6, 33.2, 33.5, 33.0, 33.7, 33.9, 35.4, and 38.2
Note: In 2002, the Census Bureau began reporting data for people describing themselves as Black or African-American Alone and also Black or African-American Alone or in Combination with another race category. The Black or African-American Alone or in Combination percentage is shown on the chart. For 2010, the Black or African-American Alone percentage was 39.1 percent.
Children in African-American and Hispanic Families
- For African-American children, the poverty rate in 2010 was 38.2 percent, up from 35.4 percent in 2009.
- The poverty rate for African-American children in 2010 was 8.0 percentage points higher than the recent low in 2001.