Information On Poverty And Income Statistics: A Summary of 2014 Current Population Survey Data. Child Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

09/16/2014

Child Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Note: Hispanic includes children of all races. White, Not Hispanic does not include any Hispanic children and starting in 2002 excludes White, Not Hispanic children reporting multiple race categories. Black or African-American includes Hispanic children and starting in 2002 includes Black or African-American children reporting multiple race categories.

CHILD POVERTY
Children in African-American, Hispanic, and Non-Hispanic White Families
  • For African-American children, the poverty rate in 2013 was 36.9 percent. The poverty rate for African-American children in 2013 was 5.4 percentage points higher than a decade earlier in 2002.
  • For Hispanic children, the poverty rate in 2013 was 30.4 percent, a decrease from 33.8 percent in 2012. The poverty rate for Hispanic children in 2013 was 3.5 percentage points higher than the recent low in 2006.
  • For non-Hispanic White children, the poverty rate was 10.7 percent in 2013. The poverty rate for non-Hispanic White children in 2013 was 1.6 percentage points higher than the recent low in 2000.

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