Number of children in foster care in the United States from 2009 to 2017

Foster care in the U.S. - number of children 2009-2017 This statistic shows the number of children in foster care in the United States from 2009 to 2017. In 2017, about 442,995 children in the U.S. were in foster care.
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Number of children
2017442,995
2016436,551
2015427,328
2014414,129
2013400,394
2012396,966
2011397,605
2010404,878
2009418,672
2008463,792
2007463,792
Number of children
2017442,995
2016436,551
2015427,328
2014414,129
2013400,394
2012396,966
2011397,605
2010404,878
2009418,672
2008463,792
2007463,792
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This statistic shows the number of children in foster care in the United States from 2009 to 2017. In 2017, about 442,995 children in the U.S. were in foster care.
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Release date
November 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2009 to 2017
Supplementary notes
Data as of September 30 of each year.
Data prior to 2013 has been retrieved from previous publications.
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