The State of America's Children® 2020

Moments in America

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Moments in America for Children by Race/Ethnicity

Number of Children
Percent of the Child Population
All Children
73,399,342
100%
White
36,952,718
50%
Hispanic
18,701,184
26%
Black
10,069,673 14%
Asian/Pacific
Islander 3,872,648
5%
American Indian/Alaska Native
616,236
1%
A public school student is suspended*Every 2 secondsEvery 5 secEvery 8 secEvery 4 secEvery 2 minEvery 2 min
A high school student drops out*Every 9 secondsEvery 19 secEvery 28 secEvery 53 secn/an/a
A public school student is corporally punished*Every 43 secondsEvery 1.5 minEvery 10 minEvery 2 minEvery 4 hrs and 38 minEvery 37 min
A child is arrestedEvery 43 secondsEvery 1 minn/aEvery 2 minEvery 38 minEvery 54 min
A child is confirmed abused or neglectedEvery 47 secondsEvery 2 minEvery 3.5 minEvery 4 minEvery 1 hr and 10 minEvery 1 hr and 26 min
A baby is born into povertyEvery 51 secondsEvery 3.5 minEvery 2 minEvery 3 minEvery 26 minutesEvery 44 min
A baby is born without health insuranceEvery 2 minutesEvery 3 minEvery 8 minEvery 37 minEvery 22 minEvery 1 hr and 24 min
A baby is born into extreme povertyEvery 2 minutesEvery 6 minEvery 5.5 minEvery 7.5 minEvery 1 hr and 5 minEvery hour
A baby is born at low birthweightEvery 2 minutesEvery 4 minEvery 8 minEvery 7 minn/an/a
A child is arrested for a drug offenseEvery 6 minutesEvery 8 minn/aEvery 26 minEvery 5 hrs and 46 minEvery 4 hrs and 47 min
A child is arrested for a violent offenseEvery 12 minutesEvery 24 minn/aEvery 24 minEvery 12 hrs and 20 minEvery 15 hrs
A baby dies before their first birthdayEvery 24 minutesEvery 56 minEvery 2 hrsEvery 1 hr and 18 minEvery 9 hrs and 9 minEvery 1.5 days
A child or teen is injured or killed with a gunEvery 24 minutesEvery 1 hr and 34 minEvery 3 hrs and 24 minEvery 1 hr and 10 minn/an/a
A child or teen is injured with a gunEvery 29 minutesEvery 2 hrsEvery 4 hrs and 23 minEvery 1 hr and 26 minn/an/a
A child or teen dies from an accidentEvery hour and 5 minutesEvery 2 hrsEvery 5 hrs and 37 minEvery 5 hrs and 7 minEvery 2 daysEvery 2 days
A child or teen is killed with a gunEvery 2 hours and 34 minutesEvery 6 hrs and 35 minEvery 15 hrsEvery 6 hrs and 16 minEvery weekEvery 8 days
A child or teen commits suicideEvery 3 hoursEvery 4 hrs and 28 minEvery 17 hrsEvery day and 3 hrsEvery 3 daysEvery 4.5 days
A child is killed by abuse or neglectEvery 5 hoursEvery 15 hrs and 13 minEvery 2 daysEvery 18 hrs and 38 minEvery 4.5 weeksEvery 3.5 weeks
A mother dies from complications of
childbirth or pregnancy
Every 10 hours and 36 minutesEvery 23 hrsEvery 2.5 daysEvery 1.5 daysEvery 1.5 weeksEvery 3.5 weeks