23 Dec 2015 Santa’s Must-See List: Top Large Metros for Children are Salt Lake City-UT, Houston-TX, Dallas-TX; Bottom are Pittsburgh-PA, Providence-RI, Buffalo-NY
Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey illuminates which large metros are host to the greatest percentage of children 14 years and under.
Children constitute 19.1% of the U.S. population. Among large metros, the highest percentage of children is found in Salt Lake City (24.2%). Houston (22.7%), Dallas (22.4%) and Riverside (22.0%) follow. Other large metros with a high share of children are San Antonio, Atlanta and Memphis.
The large metros with the lowest percentage of children are Pittsburgh (15.9%), Providence (16.7%) and Buffalo (16.8%). Tampa, Boston and Hartford also have a low share of children compared to other large metros.
From 2009 to 2014, children’s share of the U.S. population decreased by 1.1 percentage points. The large metros with the smallest 5-year decrease in the percentage of children are Cincinnati (-0.2 pts.), Kansas City (-0.2 pts.) and Minneapolis (-0.3 pts.)
Las Vegas (-2.4 pts.), Phoenix (-2.3 pts.) and Riverside (-2.2 pts.) had the greatest decrease in the percentage of children from 2009 to 2014. Los Angeles, Miami and Charlotte also decreased.
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