Number of Children in the United States

According to the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, in 2018 there were an estimated 73.3 million people in the US aged 0-17, representing 22.4% of the total population.

"• In 2018, of all U.S. children: 50.0% were White, non-Hispanic; 25.9% were Hispanic; 13.3% were Black, non-Hispanic; 5.0% were Two or more races, non-Hispanic; 4.6% were Asian, non-Hispanic; 0.8% were American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic; 0.4% were some other race, non-Hispanic; and 0.2% were Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic.

"• In 2018, White, non-Hispanic children and American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic children accounted for a larger percentage of the population in nonmetropolitan (micropolitan and rural) areas than in metropolitan areas.

"• In 2018, there were more Black, non-Hispanic children; Asian, non-Hispanic children; and Two or more race, non-Hispanic children in metropolitan areas than in micropolitan or rural areas. There were also more Hispanic children in metropolitan areas (27.3%) than in micropolitan areas (15.2%) or rural areas (10.9%).

"• In 2018, no racial or Hispanic group accounted for more than 50% of children in metropolitan areas, whereas White, non-Hispanic children represented
at least two-thirds of children in both micropolitan and rural areas (68.4% and 72.4%, respectively)."

Source: 

Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. (2020). America’s children in brief: Key national indicators of well-being, 2020. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.