July 10, 2015

Number of Black Children in Poverty May Have Eclipsed Whites for First Time on Record

Year Asian White Black Hispanic
1976 4.8 3.8 1.4
1977 4.7 3.9 1.4
1978 4.5 3.8 1.4
1979 4.7 3.8 1.5
1980 5.5 4.0 1.7
1981 5.9 4.2 1.9
1982 6.6 4.5 2.2
1983 6.6 4.4 2.3
1984 6.2 4.4 2.4
1985 5.7 4.2 2.6
1986 5.8 4.1 2.5
1987 0.5 5.2 4.4 2.7
1988 0.5 4.9 4.3 2.6
1989 0.4 5.1 4.4 2.6
1990 0.4 5.5 4.6 2.9
1991 0.4 5.9 4.8 3.1
1992 0.4 6.0 5.1 3.6
1993 0.4 6.3 5.1 3.9
1994 0.3 5.8 4.9 4.1
1995 0.6 5.1 4.8 4.1
1996 0.6 5.1 4.5 4.2
1997 0.6 5.2 4.2 4.0
1998 0.6 4.8 4.2 3.8
1999 0.4 4.2 3.8 3.7
2000 0.4 4.0 3.6 3.5
2001 0.4 4.2 3.5 3.6
2002 0.3 4.1 3.6 3.8
2003 0.3 4.2 3.9 4.1
2004 0.3 4.5 3.8 4.1
2005 0.3 4.3 3.8 4.1
2006 0.4 4.2 3.8 4.1
2007 0.4 4.3 3.9 4.5
2008 0.4 4.4 3.9 5.0
2009 0.5 4.9 4.0 5.6
2010 0.5 4.9 4.4 6.1
2011 0.5 4.9 4.3 6.0
2012 0.5 4.8 4.2 6.0
2013 0.4 4.1 4.2 5.4

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