Murphey, D., Belford, J., Balding, S., & Beckwith, S. (2018, September 18). In 33 states, Hispanic or black children are more than twice as likely to be in poverty than their white peers. Retrieved January 17, 2019

In 32 states, the percentage of black children in poverty was at least twice as high as among non-Hispanic white children, according to 2017 data recently released from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. This represents all but one of the 33 states for which there were reliable estimates of the population of black children. In 18 states, the rate among black children was at least three times as high as among their white peers. In Nevada, the poverty rate among black children was more than four times as high, and in Minnesota it was more than five times as high.

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