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Demographics of Children Under Los Angeles County DCFS* Supervision

Total Number of Children Receiving DCFS* Services

Year Number
2004 37,885
2003 40,135
2002 42,375
2001 49,675
2000 54,651
1999 64,656
1998 69,088

 

Age of Children Receiving DCFS* Services

Age 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
Number* Percent Number* Percent Number* Percent Number* Percent Number* Percent

Birth to 2 Years

5,538 14.6% 5,549 13.8% 5,749 13.6% 6,584 13.3% 7,061 12.9%

3 to 4 Years

3,599 9.5% 3,701 9.2% 3,927 9.3% 4,748 9.6% 5,595 10.2%

5 to 9 Years

9,036 23.9% 9,724 24.2% 10,915 25.8% 13,900 28.0% 16,222 29.7%

10 to 13 Years

8,685 22.9% 9,517 23.7% 10,373 24.5% 12,147 24.5% 12,922 23.6%
14 to 15 Years 4,854 12.8% 5,120 12.8% 5,131 12.1% 5,581 11.2% 5,939 10.9%
16 to 17 Years 4,424 11.7% 4,752 11.8% 4,603 10.9% 4,989 10.0% 5,074 9.3%
18 Years & Older 1,749 4.6% 1,772 4.4% 1,677 4.0% 1,726 3.5% 1,838 3.4%

* 1999 age breakdown is different than for 2000 and 2001:  1 3-5 years; 2 6-12 years; 3 13-15 years

 

Sex of Children Receiving DCFS* Services

Year Male Female
Number Percent Number Percent
2004 18,851 49.8% 19,034 50.2%
2003 20,170 50.3% 19,965 49.7%
2002 21,027 49.6% 21,348 50.4%
2001 24,769 49.9% 24,906 50.1%
2000 27,127 49.6% 27,524 50.4%

 

Ethnicity of Children Receiving DCFS* Services

Ethnicity 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
Number Percent Number Number Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
White 5,402 14.3% 5,931 14.8% 6,169 14.6% 7,476 15.0% 8,786 16.1%

Hispanic

17,073 45.1% 17,334 43.2% 17,736 41.9% 20,293 40.9% 21,350 39.1%
African American 13,892 36.7% 15,271 38.0% 16,740 39.5% 19,641 39.5% 21,984 40.2%

Asian/Pacific Islander

941 2.5% 990 2.5% 1,077 2.5% 1,289 2.6% 1,326 2.4%

American Indian/Alaskan Native

201 0.5% 261 0.7% 211 0.5% 227 0.5% 247 0.5%

Filipino

180 0.5% 197 0.5% 233 0.5% 260 0.5% 241 0.4%

Other

196 0.5% 151 0.4% 209 0.5% 489 1.0% 717 1.3%

*Los Angeles County Department of Children’s & Family Services

Source: Los Angeles County Dept. of Children’s & Family Services

 

 

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