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America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2018

Population Figures

Figure POP1: Number of children ages 0–17 in the United States, 1950–2017 and projected 2018–2050
POP1: Number of children ages 0–17 in the United States, 1950–2017 and projected 2018–2050

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division.

Figure POP2: Children ages 0–17 and adults ages 65 and older as a percentage of the U.S. population, 1950–2017 and projected 2018–2050
Children ages 0–17 and adults ages 65 and older as a percentage of the U.S. population, 1950–2017 and projected 2018–2050

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division.

Figure POP3: Percentage of children ages 0–17 in the United States by race and Hispanic origin, 1980–2017 and projected 2018–2050
Percentage of children ages 0–17 in the United States by race and Hispanic origin, 1980–2017 and projected 2018–2050

NOTE: The abbreviation NH refers to non-Hispanic origin. The abbreviation API refers to the Asian or Pacific Islander population. The abbreviation AIAN refers to the American Indian and Alaska Native population. The abbreviation NHPI refers to the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population. Each group represents the non-Hispanic population, with the exception of the Hispanic category itself. Race data from 2000 onward are not directly comparable with data from earlier years. Data on race and Hispanic origin are collected separately. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division.