The Child Trends databank of indicators related to child and youth well-being is no longer being updated so that we can focus on data tools and products core to the work of policymakers and other stakeholders, such as:. Additionally, we have a forthcoming interactive tool on childhood poverty we expect to release in late From tothe proportion of non-Hispanic white children in the U. From tothe percentage of children who were non-Hispanic white only following the classification system first used in the decennial census, in which respondents were given the option of identifying multiple race declined from 61 to 54 percent.
This proportion continued to decrease throughreaching 51 percent, and is projected to fall slightly further byto 50 percent. The percentage of the child population that is non-Hispanic black has stayed relatively constant sinceat about 15 percent; this figure is expected to decline only slightly further byto 14 percent Appendix 1.
The proportion of children who are ethnically Hispanic has grown steadily, from 9 percent in to 25 percent inand is projected to reach 26 percent in Appendix 1. In68 percent of Hispanic children were of Mexican origin, which was 16 percent of the total child population.
Other large Hispanic groups include children of Dominican and Cuban origin each ing for 2 percent of Hispanic children Appendix 3. The proportion of non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander children has grown steadily over the past few decades, from 2. Among children who are Asian alone, the largest origin groups in were Asian Indian 21 percent of Asian childrenChinese 20 percentFilipino 15 percentVietnamese 12 percentand Korean 9 percent.
Racial and ethnic composition of the child population
About 6 percent of children who were Asian alone were of mixed ancestry Appendix 3. The percentage of the U. Innon-Hispanic children of more than one race constituted roughly 4.
Among all children identified as being of more than one race including Hispanic childrenthe majority 4. Washington, DC: Author.
Census Bureau. All estimates in Appendices 2 and 3 are from the and Decennial Censuses.
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