Kids in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on children in the United States

This Statista dossier on children in the United States provides, among other information, figures and statistics on education, upbringing and parenting, and wellbeing of children. Additionally, it includes data on media usage and entertainment.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Percentage of families in the U.S. by ethnic group and number of children 2014

    • North America's infant and toddler population, 2010 and 2015

    • Average costs of raising a child in the U.S. in 2013 by category

    • U.S. education - total expenditure per pupil in public schools 1990-2017

  • 2. Family and upbringing
    • Share of married couple households with children in the U.S. 2018, by state

    • U.S. children's living arrangements from 1970-2019

    • Number of U.S. children living in a single parent family 1970-2019

    • Number of children in the U.S., by relationship to householder 2018

    • Children living with single divorced parents in the U.S. 2019, by age of child

    • Children living with grandparents in the U.S. in 2019, by age of child

  • 3. Health, wellbeing and safety
    • Child poverty rate in the United States 1990-2018

    • Access to care of U.S. children by health insurance status in 2011

    • Number of Medicaid/CHIP children's health care quality measures 2018

    • U.S. states with highest children's Medicaid/CHIP participation rates 2015

    • Child abuse in the U.S. - distribution by age of victim 2018

    • Child abuse in the U.S. - children with a caregiver risk factor 2018

    • Child abuse in the U.S. - number of fatalities 2007-2018

    • Infant mortality in the USA 2018

  • 4. Education
    • Enrollment in public and private kindergartens in the U.S. 1980-2018

    • Pre-primary school enrollment numbers in the U.S. 1970-2018

    • U.S. state expenditure per child enrolled in pre-kindergarten 2002-2018

    • Expenditures per child in preschool programs in the U.S., 2017/18

    • Projected change in U.S. public school enrollment grades K-12, by state 2015-2027

    • High school enrollment in public and private institutions in the U.S. 1965-2028

    • U.S. elementary and secondary schools: pupil-teacher ratio 1955-2028

  • 5. Hobbies and leisure activities
    • Distribution of hours spent by children on leisure activities in the U.S. 2014

    • Hours per day spent on leisure and sports by U.S. population by age 2010-2018

    • Outdoor recreation participation rate percentage in the U.S. 2017, by age

    • Age distribution of outdoor activity participants in the U.S. from 2009 to 2017

    • Share of 6-12 year olds participating in outdoor recreation in the U.S. 2006-2017

    • Share of 13-17 year olds participating in outdoor recreation in the U.S. 2006-2017

    • Reasons 6-12 year olds did not participate in outdoor activities in the U.S. in 2017

    • TV habits of children in the U.S. 2011-2017

    • U.S. weekly time spent on internet access via computer 2018, by age

    • Internet usage frequency of U.S. children 2014, by gender

    • Most popular online activities of U.S. children 2014, by gender

    • Reasons parents play video games with their children in the U.S. in 2016

    • Parental control over children's media consumption in the U.S. in 2019

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