Number of children in foster care in the United States from 2009 to 2016

Foster care in the U.S. - number of children 2009-2016 This statistic shows the number of children in foster care in the United States from 2009 to 2016. In 2016, about 437,465 children in the U.S. were in foster care.
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Number of children
2007463,792
2008463,792
2009418,672
2010404,878
2011397,605
2012396,966
2013400,911
2014414,435
2015427,444
2016437,465
Number of children
2007463,792
2008463,792
2009418,672
2010404,878
2011397,605
2012396,966
2013400,911
2014414,435
2015427,444
2016437,465
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This statistic shows the number of children in foster care in the United States from 2009 to 2016. In 2016, about 437,465 children in the U.S. were in foster care.
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Release date
November 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2009 to 2016
Supplementary notes
Data as of September 30 of each year.
Data prior to 2011 has been retrieve from previous publications.

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