These reports cover the American experience ranging from immigration to aging population to civil rights to childcare to poverty. Explore this demographic data for a fuller picture of who lives in the US.
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The cost of childcare can exceed $23,000 per year and exceeds the federal government’s definition of affordability in all care settings across most states.
Over 600,000 kids pass through the US foster care system annually; some will be adopted, but most will be reunited with their parents.
The US foster care system serves over 600,000 kids annually. West Virginia, Alaska, and Montana have the highest rates.
Women's representation in Congress and participation in the workforce has grown, but disparities still exist at home and elsewhere.
Children younger than 1 year old have the highest rates of victimization.
For a middle-income family, housing accounts for the largest share of child-rearing costs at 29%.
Fifty-four percent of parents who were owed child support did not receive the full amount in 2017.
Families with children no longer have an expanded child tax credit to help pay for the cost of care.