Number of children in foster care in the United States in 2018, by time in care
Foster care in the U.S. - number of children, by time in care 2018
This statistic shows the number of children in foster care in the United States in 2018, by time in care. In 2018, about 22,105 children in foster care were in foster care for 5 years or more.
Number of children in foster care in the United States in 2018, by time in care
Number of children
Less than 1 month21,222
1-5 months93,706
6-11 months88,441
12-17 months68,681
18-23 months46,812
24-29 months33,610
30-35 months21,698
3-4 years41,005
5 years or more22,105
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Sources

Release date

October 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 30, 2018

Supplementary notes

Data as of September 30, 2018.

Foster care in the U.S. - number of children, by time in care 2018
This statistic shows the number of children in foster care in the United States in 2018, by time in care. In 2018, about 22,105 children in foster care were in foster care for 5 years or more.
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