The report has been published since 1990, and the population of our nation's children has changed significantly since then. According to the report, "Between 1990 and 2012, the nation's child population grew from 64 million to 74 million." This period was also a time of "fundamental shift in the racial and ethnic composition" of American children, according to the report, which found a decline in the proportion of white children "from 69 to 53 percent, while the percentage of Latino children doubled, from 12 to 24 percent." The portion of Asian American children also increased from 3 to 5 percent, while the proportion of African American and American Indian children has not changed significantly. In fact, the proportion of African American children actually declined slightly, from 15 percent of the child population to 14 percent.