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130,443 children under 18 (27% of total population) 35,057 teenagers age 15-19 (7% of total population) 95,370 school-aged children (19.4% of total population; 73% of population under 18) 35,073 children under 5 (7% of total population; 27% of population under 18) Racial composition of children under 18: White: 60,818 (47% of all children) Black: 39,144 (30%) Hispanic: 26,025 (20%) Asian: 1,621 (1%) 114,000 households with children under 18 3,042 births to unmarried mothers, out of 6,759 in 2007 (45%) 772 births to mother age 10-19 71,124 families with children are headed by a married couple 43,125 families with children are headed by a single parent 33,524 (25.7%) of children under 18 live in poverty

[US Census Bureau, tables generated by Joey Mayfield using American FactFinder, 2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, (March 2011); Indiana State Department of Health, Epidemiology Resource Center, Data Analysis Team. Table 14. Terminations, Live Births, and Termination Ratios by County of Residence and Age Group: Indiana Residents, 2007 (Indiana Induced Termination of Pregnancy Report, 2007).]

UNITED STATES

INDIANA

LAKE COUNTY

TOTAL

74,182,525

1,586,528

130,443

In households:

73,945,634

1,581,982

130,290

Under 3 years

12,418,934

263,133

21,230

3 and 4 years

8,423,683

177,883

13,829

5 years

3,943,827

83,728

6,707

6 to 8 years

11,924,039

259,529

21,380

9 to 11 years

12,046,711

258,683

21,236

12 to 14 years

12,479,558

268,702

23,269

15 to 17 years

12,708,882

270,324

22,639

[US Census Bureau (2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates).]

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