Over the past year the child poverty rate has decreased to 19.7%, however children within the U.S are still viewed as the demographic group with the highest poverty rates.
Economically speaking, the majority of these children reside in a household where only one parent is employed. According to a recent Census report, poverty rates have also affected children of various racial groups. The rate for White (Non-Hispanic) children remains at 12.1%, while 1/3 of Black children, and 3 in 10 Hispanic children are currently living in poverty.
Source: Center for Law & Social Policy, 10/5/16, Inequality in Poverty