Children in foster care

By age group

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< 1 year old
1-4 years old
5 - 9 years old
10 - 14 years old
15 - 20 years old
19981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
< 1 year old5%4%4%4%5%5%5%6%6%6%6%6%6%6%6%7%7%7%7%7%
1-4 years old20%20%20%20%20%21%22%22%23%23%24%25%25%27%27%27%27%27%29%30%
5 - 9 years old27%25%25%23%21%20%20%20%21%21%21%21%21%22%22%24%24%24%24%25%
10 - 14 years old26%26%27%27%28%27%26%24%23%23%22%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%20%20%
15 - 20 years old20%25%25%25%27%27%28%29%29%27%29%29%27%26%25%25%21%21%20%20%
< 1 year old
1-4 years old
5 - 9 years old
10 - 14 years old
15 - 20 years old

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).