The State of Latino Children and Youth in the United States

Fact Sheet

Since 1990, the number of Latino children under age 18 living in the United States has doubled, making them one of the fastest-growing segments of the national population. This fact sheet provides a wealth of information on this critical population, from general demographic data on Latino children and youth and their families to relevant statistics in the areas of poverty and income, education, health, and juvenile justice. The document highlights particular areas of concern that must be addressed by U.S. policies and programs in order to ensure the future well-being of this population and the country.


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