Black and Hispanic children now represent almost two-thirds of children in poverty: Share of poor children, by race/ethnicity, 1976 and 2016

Race/ethnicity White, non-Hispanic Black Hispanic
1976 46.7% 36.9 14.0
2016 30.6 25.8 36.9

Notes: Values do not sum to 100%, because the data series for other races are not available in earlier years and Hispanic children can be of any race.

Source: EPI analysis of the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2016

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