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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2021

Population Figures

Indicator POP1. Number of children ages 0–17 in the United States, 1950–2020 and projected 2021–2050
Indicator POP1. Number of children ages 0–17 in the United States, 1950–2020 and projected 2021–2050

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division

Indicator POP2: Children ages 0–17 and adults ages 65 and over as a percentage of the U.S. population, 1950–2020 and projected 2021–2050
Indicator POP2: Children ages 0–17 and adults ages 65 and over as a percentage of the U.S. population, 1950–2020 and projected 2021–2050

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

Indicator Pop3: Percentage of children ages 0–17 in the United States by race and Hispanic origin, 1980–2020 and projected 2021–2050
Indicator POP3: Percentage of children ages 0–17 in the United States by race and Hispanic origin, 1980–2020 and projected 2021–2050

NOTE: NH = non-Hispanic origin; AIAN = American Indian or Alaska Native; API = Asian or Pacific Islander; NHOPI = Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 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.