||Does the proportion of juveniles in poverty vary by race and ethnicity?
||In 2011, non-Hispanic black juveniles were three times as likely to live in poverty as non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders.
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- In 2011, Hispanic juveniles were more than twice as likely to live in poverty as non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders.
- For most race/ethnicity groups, the proportion of juveniles living in poverty was higher in 2011 than in 2002. The poverty rate for multi-racial juveniles increased more than 8 percentage-points between 2002 and 2011, the black rate increased more than 6 percentage-points, and the Hispanic rate increased more than 5 percentage-points.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book
. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/population/qa01404.asp?qaDate=2011.
Released on December 17, 2012.
Data Source: Adapted from the U.S. Bureau of the Census'. Current Population Survey
(CPS) Table Creator. Retrieved on September 13, 2012 from:
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