Children in the United States

73,901, 733 children live in the United States:

657,922 are American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic
1,886,089 are two or more races, non-Hispanic
3,054,841 are Asian/Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic
10,770,371 are Black, non-Hispanic
15,419,469 are Hispanic
42,113,041 are White, non-Hispanic

In the United States

A child is born into poverty every 33 seconds.
A child is abused or neglected every 35 seconds.
A child is born uninsured every 39 seconds.
A chlid dies before his or her first birthday every 18 minutes.
A child or teen is killed by gunfire every 3 hours.

Child Poverty in the United States
Number of poor children (and percent poor) 13,324,000 (18.0%)
Number of children living in extreme poverty (and percent in extreme poverty) 5,768,000 (7.8%)
Number of adults and children receiving cash assistance from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) 3,741,535
Number of adults and children receiving cash assistance from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) 3,741,535

Child Hunger in the United States
Number of children who receive food stamps 12,559,379
Percent of eligible persons who receive food stamps 65%
Number of children in the School Lunch Program 30,129,883
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) 8,067,728