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Children Impacted By Foreclosure

As part of its study of the projected effects of foreclosure on the nation's children, family-support organization First Focus compiled statistics that provide us with a clear, precise picture of who will feel the pain of losing a home to foreclosure. Here are the numbers from the First Focus study:

Impact of Foreclosure on Kids by Race/Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Children Impacted by Foreclosure Calculations: (projected foreclosures) × (percent households with children) × (average # children per household)
Latino 504,600 388,000 × .624 × 2.08
Black 281,200 343,700 × .447 × 1.83
All Others 1,166,200 1,526,700 × .415 × 1.84
Total 1,952,000

Impact of Foreclosure on Kids by State

State Children Affected by Foreclosure Calculations: (projected foreclosures) × (percentage households w/children) × (average # of children per household)
Alabama 16,660 21,330 × .437 × 1.77
Alaska 3,400 3,831 × .463 × 1.93
Arizona 68,100 85,726 × .405 × 1.96
Arkansas 9,400 11,734 × .441 × 1.81
California 311,900 355,682 × .457 × 1.92
Colorado 39,000 49,923 × .412 × 1.90
Connecticut 15,600 18,847 × .447 × 1.85
Delaware 4,300 5,551 × 42.7 × 1.83
D.C. 1,500 4,190 × .227 × 1.62
Florida 130,500 194,796 × .380 × 1.76
Georgia 67,100 83,686 × .440 × 1.82
Hawaii 6,800 8,832 × 3.384 × 2.01
Idaho 9,100 10,035 × .444 × 2.05
Illinois 76,500 87,918 × .455 × 1.91
Indiana 39,600 48,034 × 43.5 × 1.89
Iowa 9,500 11,190 × .444 × 1.92
Kansas 12,400 14,347 × .448 × 1.92
Kentucky 15,500 21,153 × .422 × 1.73
Louisiana 21,800 26,306 × .455 × 1.83
Maine 4,500 6,597 × .393 × 1.75
Maryland 43,200 55,693 × .432 × 1.79
Massachusetts 27,200 32,976 × .438 × 1.88
Michigan 65,700 79,893 × .429 × 1.92
Minnesota 33,100 38,991 × .442 × 1.92
Mississippi 13,100 15,493 × .472 × 1.80
Missouri 33,900 42,727 × .426 × 1.86
Montana 2,600 3.225 × .426 × 1.89
Nebraska 6,800 7,390 × .464 × 2.00
Nevada 38,100 51,881 × .392 × 1.87
New Hampshire (data not available) (data not available)
New Jersey 50,000 57,083 × .478 × 1.83
New Mexico 7,100 9,093 × .409 × 1.92
New York 106,500 124,601 × .454 × 1.88
North Carolina 39,400 53,254 × .419 × 1.77
North Dakota 1,000 1,103 × .464 × 1.93
Ohio 68,500 85,618 × .421 × 1.90
Oklahoma 16,300 20,157 × .434 × 1.87
Oregon 19,600 27,827 × .386 × 1.83
Pennsylvania 61,200 76,055 × 43.3 × 1.86
Rhode Island 6,200 8,170 × .430 × 1.77
South Carolina 20,700 27,996 × .418 × 1.77
South Dakota 1,600 1,860 × .448 × 1.88
Tennessee 35,300 46,218 × .429 × 1.78
Texas 144,400 149,661 × .498 × 1.94
Utah 28,800 23,286 × .528 × 2.34
Vermont 1,600 2,122 × .415 × 1.86
Virginia 46,400 62,174 × .415 × 1.80
Washington 32,400 42,036 × .417 × 1.85
West Virginia 4,700 6,218 × .433 × 1.75
Wisconsin 22,600 26,334 × .442 × 1.94
Wyoming 1,700 2,246 × .418 × 1.85
Total 1,848,600

Source of data in tables: FirstFocus.net

Nearly 2 Million Children Expected to be Affected by Foreclosure

The above estimates serve as a reminder of the scope of the problem of foreclosure and how it can affect children.

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