Children in foster care

By race / ethnicity

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White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian/Alaska Native/Pacific Islander
Two or more races
Unknown
19981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
White35%35%38%38%39%39%40%41%40%40%40%40%41%41%42%42%42%45%44%44%
Black43%38%39%38%37%35%34%32%32%31%31%30%29%27%26%24%24%23%23%23%
Hispanic15%17%15%17%17%17%18%18%19%20%20%20%21%21%21%22%22%20%21%21%
Asian1.00%1.00%1.00%1.00%1.00%1.00%1.00%1.00%1.00%1.00%1.00%1.00%1.00%1.00%1.00%1.00%1.00%1.00%1.00%0.00%
American Indian/Alaska Native/Pacific Islander2%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%
Two or more races0.00%0.00%1.00%2%2%3%3%3%4%4%5%5%5%5%6%6%7%6%7%7%
Unknown4%8%4%3%3%3%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%3%3%3%2%2%2%
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian/Alaska Native/Pacific Islander
Two or more races
Unknown

ABOUT THIS DATASET

Count taken on September 30th of each year.

Data from both the regular and revised AFCARS file submissions received by August 10, 2018 are included in this report. Missing data are exlcuded from each table. Therefore, the totals within each distribution may not equal the total provided for that subpopulation (e.g. number in care on September30th may not match the sum across ages for that group).