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It doesn’t always seem like it, but New Jersey’s population is pretty young. More than two million of our nearly nine million residents are under 18 years old; that’s 23 percent of our population. And 26 percent of those two million are under the age of five, according to the 2016 Kids Count, an annual survey of child well-being.

Of New Jersey’s children, 48 percent are white; 25 percent identify as Hispanic; 15 percent, black; nine percent, Asian; and 9 percent, “other.” That equates to an increase in the population of Hispanic and Asian children and a reduction in the population of white and black children.

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