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 seconds Every 5 sec Every 8 sec Every 4 sec Every 2 min Every 2 min
A high school student drops out* Every 9 seconds Every 19 sec Every 28 sec Every 53 sec n/a n/a
A public school student is corporally punished* Every 43 seconds Every 1.5 min Every 10 min Every 2 min Every 4 hrs and 38 min Every 37 min
A child is arrested Every 43 seconds Every 1 min n/a Every 2 min Every 38 min Every 54 min
A child is confirmed abused or neglected Every 47 seconds Every 2 min Every 3.5 min Every 4 min Every 1 hr and 10 min Every 1 hr and 26 min
A baby is born into poverty Every 51 seconds Every 3.5 min Every 2 min Every 3 min Every 26 minutes Every 44 min
A baby is born without health insurance Every 2 minutes Every 3 min Every 8 min Every 37 min Every 22 min Every 1 hr and 24 min
A baby is born into extreme poverty Every 2 minutes Every 6 min Every 5.5 min Every 7.5 min Every 1 hr and 5 min Every hour
A baby is born at low birthweight Every 2 minutes Every 4 min Every 8 min Every 7 min n/a n/a
A child is arrested for a drug offense Every 6 minutes Every 8 min n/a Every 26 min Every 5 hrs and 46 min Every 4 hrs and 47 min
A child is arrested for a violent offense Every 12 minutes Every 24 min n/a Every 24 min Every 12 hrs and 20 min Every 15 hrs
A baby dies before their first birthday Every 24 minutes Every 56 min Every 2 hrs Every 1 hr and 18 min Every 9 hrs and 9 min Every 1.5 days
A child or teen is injured or killed with a gun Every 24 minutes Every 1 hr and 34 min Every 3 hrs and 24 min Every 1 hr and 10 min n/a n/a
A child or teen is injured with a gun Every 29 minutes Every 2 hrs Every 4 hrs and 23 min Every 1 hr and 26 min n/a n/a
A child or teen dies from an accident Every hour and 5 minutes Every 2 hrs Every 5 hrs and 37 min Every 5 hrs and 7 min Every 2 days Every 2 days
A child or teen is killed with a gun Every 2 hours and 34 minutes Every 6 hrs and 35 min Every 15 hrs Every 6 hrs and 16 min Every week Every 8 days
A child or teen commits suicide Every 3 hours Every 4 hrs and 28 min Every 17 hrs Every day and 3 hrs Every 3 days Every 4.5 days
A child is killed by abuse or neglect Every 5 hours Every 15 hrs and 13 min Every 2 days Every 18 hrs and 38 min Every 4.5 weeks Every 3.5 weeks
A mother dies from complications of
childbirth or pregnancy
Every 10 hours and 36 minutes Every 23 hrs Every 2.5 days Every 1.5 days Every 1.5 weeks Every 3.5 weeks