From now until 2030, the under-5 population will continue to grow as a share of the population. It will also continue to become more diverse, according to data shared with Next America by the Urban Institute's Mapping America's Futures project. Roll over this map to see how your state's under-5 population is projected to grow and change by 2030.
The Fine Print
Between 2010 and 2030, MAF forecasts that the overall 0-4 population will grow as a share of the population by six percent. Within that age group, the share of white and black children will decrease by 13 percent and 5 percent, respectively. The shares for Latino and "other" children—Asian, Native American, multiracial, and all preschoolers with other racial or ethnic backgrounds—increase significantly.
By 2030, the non-Hispanic white under-5 population will only increase in three states—Idaho, Maryland, Virginia—plus Washington, D.C. The preschool populations for black children will increase in 15 states, 37 will see an increase in their Latino populations, and all but West Virginia will see growth in preschoolers who fall under the "other" category.
MAF projects that the Latino under-5 population will increase from 5.5 million in 2010 to 6.9 million in 2030. While more states will see growth in the "other" category, the Latino preschool growth is much greater in absolute terms and is the primary catalyst for the under-5 population growth nationwide.