Fast Fact – Nov. 19, 2021

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 19, 2021

Unemployment trends and other financial constraints in 2020 and early 2021 likely impacted Colorado’s families of color more severely than the state’s white families, due to longstanding barriers to economic security that disproportionately affect people of color. In March 2021, preliminary data show that 16% of all households with children reported having little to no confidence in their ability to pay their next rent or mortgage payment. Among white households with children this figure was 11%. In comparison, 29% of Hispanic/Latino households reported this uncertainty. These data were also collected among Black or African American, Asian, and households of two or more races with children during the time period, but were suppressed due to large margins of error. To learn more about differential impacts related to housing security and other important metrics experienced by our families of color during this time period, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center. 

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit