Information on Poverty and Income Statistics: A Summary of 2011 Current Population Survey Data. African-American Child Poverty, 2000 to 2010


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

Figure 4. African-American child Poverty, 2000-2010. See text and Long Description for more information.

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.

Child Poverty

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.

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