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America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2016

Population Figures

Figure 1: Percentage of U.S. children ages 0–17 by race and Hispanic origin, 1980–2015 and projected 2016–2050
Percentage of U.S. children ages 0–17 by race and Hispanic origin, 1980–2015 and projected 2016–2050

NOTE: The abbreviation NH refers to non-Hispanic origin. Each group represents the non-Hispanic population, with the exception of the Hispanic category itself. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Data on race and Hispanic origin are collected separately. Race data from 2000 onward are not directly comparable with data from earlier years.

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

Figure POP1: Number of children ages 0–17 in the United States, 1950–2015 and projected 2016–2050
Number of children ages 0–17 in the United States, 1950–2015 and projected 2016–2050

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, 1950–2015 and projected 2016–2050
Children ages 0–17 and adults ages 65 and older as a percentage of the U.S. population, 1950–2015 and projected 2016–2050

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