Children in Foster Care, 2002
Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
The following table shows the number and percent of children in foster care in the United States, according to age, gender, race, and length of stay.
|Under 1 year||5%||24,290|
|19 years and over||2||10,321|
|American Indian/Alaskan Native,
|Unknown/unable to determine||3||14,432|
|Two or more races non-Hispanic||2||12,986|
|Lengths of stay|
|Less than 1 month||5||23,948|
|5 years or more||16||87,694|
NOTE: Preliminary FY 2002 estimates as of August 2004. Percentages may not add up to 100% and numbers may not add up to totals due to rounding.
1. Hispanic can be of any race.
Source: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Admin. for Children and Families, Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) Report #9.