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Brief 1 Race and Hispanic origin composition: Percentage of children ages 0–17 in the United States by race,a Hispanic origin, and metropolitan status, 2018

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Characteristic Total Metropolitan Nonmetropolitan
Micropolitan Rural
Total 100.0 86.3 8.3 5.4
Race and Hispanic origin
White, non-Hispanic 50.2 47.0 68.4 72.4
Black, non-Hispanic 13.3 14.1 8.1 8.7
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 0.8 0.4 2.1 3.7
Asian, non-Hispanic 4.7 5.4 1.0 0.5
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0
Some other race, non-Hispanic 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 5.0 5.1 4.7 3.7
Hispanic 25.4 27.3 15.2 10.9
The 1997 U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards on race and ethnicity are used to classify persons into one of the following five racial groups: White, Black or African American, Asian, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Federal surveys now give respondents the option of reporting more than one race. Therefore, two basic ways of defining a race group are possible. A group such as Black may be defined as those who reported Black and no other race (the race-alone or single-race concept) or those who reported Black regardless of whether they also reported another race (the race-alone or-in-combination concept). This indicator shows data using the first approach (race-alone). Use of the single-race population does not imply that it is the preferred method of presenting or analyzing data. The Census Bureau uses a variety of approaches. Each group represents the non-Hispanic population, with the exception of the Hispanic category itself. Data on race and Hispanic origin are collected separately. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
NOTE: The OMB classifies counties as within a metropolitan or a micropolitan statistical area. The remaining counties are not classified and are considered rural in this report. Rural counties may include small urban areas, as well as completely rural areas. Nonmetropolitan counties include counties in micropolitan statistical and rural areas. The Census Bureau reviewed this data product for unauthorized disclosure of confidential information and has approved the disclosure avoidance practices applied to this release. CBDRB-FY2020-POP001-0123.
SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.