Percentage of children in food-insecure households* in the U.S. from 1995 to 2016

U.S. - share of children in food-insecure households 1995-2016 This statistic shows the percentage of children in food-insecure households in the United States from 1995 to 2016. In 2016, around 17.5 percent of all children lived in households that were classified as food insecure in the U.S.
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Percentage of children
1995 19.4%
1999 16.9%
2001 17.6%
2002 18.1%
2003 18.2%
2004 19%
2005 16.9%
2006 17.2%
2007 16.9%
2008 22.5%
2009 23.2%
2010 21.6%
2011 22.4%
2012 21.6%
2013 21.4%
201420.9%
201517.9%
201617.5%
Percentage of children
1995 19.4%
1999 16.9%
2001 17.6%
2002 18.1%
2003 18.2%
2004 19%
2005 16.9%
2006 17.2%
2007 16.9%
2008 22.5%
2009 23.2%
2010 21.6%
2011 22.4%
2012 21.6%
2013 21.4%
201420.9%
201517.9%
201617.5%
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This statistic shows the percentage of children in food-insecure households in the United States from 1995 to 2016. In 2016, around 17.5 percent of all children lived in households that were classified as food insecure in the U.S.
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Release date
September 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
1995-2016
Age group
0 to 17 years
Supplementary notes
* Either adults or children or both were food insecure. At times they were unable to acquire adequate food for active, healthy living for all household members because they had insufficient money and other resources for food.

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