How Many African-American Kids Are There in America?


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The United States Census estimated that in 2014 there were 10,174,472 African Americans under the age of 18. This is about 14 percent of the total child population at the time.

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How Many African-American Kids Are There in America?
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In 2014, it was estimated that 14 percent of all American children were African American, making them the third-largest racial group in that age cohort. Twenty-four percent of children were estimated to be Latino, and 52 percent were estimated to be white.

In 2012, the number of births by people of color outnumbered the number of births by whites for the first time since the census began taking records. Although African Americans are among the largest groups in that cohort, the demographic change has largely been led by Latinos, a group that also has the lowest median age in the United States.

The Census Bureau continually provides estimates on American demographics using data on births and deaths and immigration figures. Annual estimates are updated at the close of each year.

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