Selected KIDS COUNT Indicators for District of Columbia

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Children whose parents lack secure employment (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
United StatesNumber23,777,00023,101,00022,837,00022,061,00021,363,000
United StatesPercent32%31%31%30%29%
District of ColumbiaNumber47,00043,00047,00046,00050,000
District of ColumbiaPercent44%39%42%40%43%

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Children living in households with a high housing cost burden (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
United StatesNumber29,486,00027,761,00026,339,00025,710,00024,646,000
United StatesPercent40%38%36%35%33%
District of ColumbiaNumber47,00046,00045,00042,00045,000
District of ColumbiaPercent44%42%40%36%38%

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Children in poverty (100 percent poverty) (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
United StatesNumber16,387,00016,397,00016,087,00015,686,00015,000,000
United StatesPercent23%23%22%22%21%
District of ColumbiaNumber32,00029,00030,00029,00030,000
District of ColumbiaPercent30%27%27%26%26%

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High school students not graduating on time (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2008 - 09 2009 - 10 2010 - 11 2011 - 12 2012 - 2013
United StatesPercent24%22%20%19%18%
United StatesNumber985,330870,542N.A.N.A.N.A.
District of ColumbiaPercent38%40%39%29%22%
District of ColumbiaNumber2,1182,407N.A.N.A.N.A.

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Fourth grade reading achievement levels (Percent)

Location Achievement Level Data Type 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015
United StatesBelow basicPercent34%34%34%33%32%
United StatesAt or above basicPercent66%66%66%67%68%
United StatesBelow proficientPercent68%68%68%66%65%
United StatesAt or above proficientPercent32%32%32%34%35%
District of ColumbiaBelow basicPercent61%56%56%50%44%
District of ColumbiaAt or above basicPercent39%44%44%50%56%
District of ColumbiaBelow proficientPercent86%83%81%77%73%
District of ColumbiaAt or above proficientPercent14%17%19%23%27%

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Eighth grade math achievement levels (Percent)

Location Achievement Level Data Type 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015
United StatesBelow basicPercent30%29%28%27%30%
United StatesAt or above basicPercent70%71%72%73%70%
United StatesBelow proficientPercent69%67%66%66%68%
United StatesAt or above proficientPercent31%33%34%34%32%
District of ColumbiaBelow basicPercent66%60%52%46%49%
District of ColumbiaAt or above basicPercent34%40%48%54%51%
District of ColumbiaBelow proficientPercent92%89%83%81%81%
District of ColumbiaAt or above proficientPercent8%11%17%19%19%

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Children by household head’s educational attainment (Number & Percent)

Location Education Level Data Type 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
United StatesNot a high school graduateNumber11,131,00010,887,00010,533,00010,412,00010,137,000
United StatesNot a high school graduatePercent15%15%14%14%14%
United StatesHigh school diploma or GEDNumber34,617,00034,157,00033,544,00032,958,00032,801,000
United StatesHigh school diploma or GEDPercent47%46%46%45%45%
United StatesAssociate's degreeNumber6,469,0006,564,0006,690,0006,783,0006,827,000
United StatesAssociate's degreePercent9%9%9%9%9%
United StatesBachelor's degreeNumber13,366,00013,501,00014,044,00014,218,00014,446,000
United StatesBachelor's degreePercent18%18%19%19%20%
United StatesGraduate degreeNumber8,103,0008,387,0008,670,0008,992,0009,210,000
United StatesGraduate degreePercent11%11%12%12%13%
District of ColumbiaNot a high school graduateNumber16,00014,00016,00016,00017,000
District of ColumbiaNot a high school graduatePercent15%13%14%14%14%
District of ColumbiaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber52,00050,00048,00046,00049,000
District of ColumbiaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent50%46%43%40%42%
District of ColumbiaAssociate's degreeNumber2,0006,0005,0006,0004,000
District of ColumbiaAssociate's degreePercent1%6%4%5%3%
District of ColumbiaBachelor's degreeNumber13,00015,00015,00018,00016,000
District of ColumbiaBachelor's degreePercent12%14%13%15%14%
District of ColumbiaGraduate degreeNumber23,00023,00028,00030,00031,000
District of ColumbiaGraduate degreePercent22%21%25%26%27%

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Children living in high poverty areas (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2007 - 2011 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015
United StatesNumber8,591,0009,362,00010,067,00010,333,00010,032,000
United StatesPercent12%13%14%14%14%
District of ColumbiaNumber30,00032,00035,00030,00028,000
District of ColumbiaPercent29%31%33%28%25%

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Children in single-parent families (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
United StatesNumber24,718,00024,725,00024,647,00024,689,00024,444,000
United StatesPercent35%35%35%35%35%
District of ColumbiaNumber63,00056,00057,00057,00059,000
District of ColumbiaPercent64%55%55%53%53%

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Children by household head’s educational attainment (Number & Percent)

Location Education Level Data Type 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
United StatesNot a high school graduateNumber11,131,00010,887,00010,533,00010,412,00010,137,000
United StatesNot a high school graduatePercent15%15%14%14%14%
United StatesHigh school diploma or GEDNumber34,617,00034,157,00033,544,00032,958,00032,801,000
United StatesHigh school diploma or GEDPercent47%46%46%45%45%
United StatesAssociate's degreeNumber6,469,0006,564,0006,690,0006,783,0006,827,000
United StatesAssociate's degreePercent9%9%9%9%9%
United StatesBachelor's degreeNumber13,366,00013,501,00014,044,00014,218,00014,446,000
United StatesBachelor's degreePercent18%18%19%19%20%
United StatesGraduate degreeNumber8,103,0008,387,0008,670,0008,992,0009,210,000
United StatesGraduate degreePercent11%11%12%12%13%
District of ColumbiaNot a high school graduateNumber16,00014,00016,00016,00017,000
District of ColumbiaNot a high school graduatePercent15%13%14%14%14%
District of ColumbiaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber52,00050,00048,00046,00049,000
District of ColumbiaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent50%46%43%40%42%
District of ColumbiaAssociate's degreeNumber2,0006,0005,0006,0004,000
District of ColumbiaAssociate's degreePercent1%6%4%5%3%
District of ColumbiaBachelor's degreeNumber13,00015,00015,00018,00016,000
District of ColumbiaBachelor's degreePercent12%14%13%15%14%
District of ColumbiaGraduate degreeNumber23,00023,00028,00030,00031,000
District of ColumbiaGraduate degreePercent22%21%25%26%27%

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Low-birthweight babies (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
United StatesNumber325,563319,711315,709315,099318,847
United StatesPercent8.1%8.1%8.0%8.0%8.0%
District of ColumbiaNumber934970903875934
District of ColumbiaPercent10.2%10.4%9.6%9.4%9.8%

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Child and teen death rate (Number & Rate per 100,000)

Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
United StatesNumber20,48220,24119,49218,88818,666
United StatesRate per 100,0002626252424
District of ColumbiaNumber4842402831
District of ColumbiaRate per 100,0004135322224

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Children in poverty (100 percent poverty) (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
United StatesNumber16,387,00016,397,00016,087,00015,686,00015,000,000
United StatesPercent23%23%22%22%21%
District of ColumbiaNumber32,00029,00030,00029,00030,000
District of ColumbiaPercent30%27%27%26%26%

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Children whose parents lack secure employment (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
United StatesNumber23,777,00023,101,00022,837,00022,061,00021,363,000
United StatesPercent32%31%31%30%29%
District of ColumbiaNumber47,00043,00047,00046,00050,000
District of ColumbiaPercent44%39%42%40%43%

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Children living in households with a high housing cost burden (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
United StatesNumber29,486,00027,761,00026,339,00025,710,00024,646,000
United StatesPercent40%38%36%35%33%
District of ColumbiaNumber47,00046,00045,00042,00045,000
District of ColumbiaPercent44%42%40%36%38%

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Fourth grade reading achievement levels (Percent)

Location Achievement Level Data Type 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015
United StatesBelow basicPercent34%34%34%33%32%
United StatesAt or above basicPercent66%66%66%67%68%
United StatesBelow proficientPercent68%68%68%66%65%
United StatesAt or above proficientPercent32%32%32%34%35%
District of ColumbiaBelow basicPercent61%56%56%50%44%
District of ColumbiaAt or above basicPercent39%44%44%50%56%
District of ColumbiaBelow proficientPercent86%83%81%77%73%
District of ColumbiaAt or above proficientPercent14%17%19%23%27%

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Eighth grade math achievement levels (Percent)

Location Achievement Level Data Type 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015
United StatesBelow basicPercent30%29%28%27%30%
United StatesAt or above basicPercent70%71%72%73%70%
United StatesBelow proficientPercent69%67%66%66%68%
United StatesAt or above proficientPercent31%33%34%34%32%
District of ColumbiaBelow basicPercent66%60%52%46%49%
District of ColumbiaAt or above basicPercent34%40%48%54%51%
District of ColumbiaBelow proficientPercent92%89%83%81%81%
District of ColumbiaAt or above proficientPercent8%11%17%19%19%

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High school students not graduating on time (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2008 - 09 2009 - 10 2010 - 11 2011 - 12 2012 - 2013
United StatesPercent24%22%20%19%18%
United StatesNumber985,330870,542N.A.N.A.N.A.
District of ColumbiaPercent38%40%39%29%22%
District of ColumbiaNumber2,1182,407N.A.N.A.N.A.

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Low-birthweight babies (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
United StatesNumber325,563319,711315,709315,099318,847
United StatesPercent8.1%8.1%8.0%8.0%8.0%
District of ColumbiaNumber934970903875934
District of ColumbiaPercent10.2%10.4%9.6%9.4%9.8%

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Child and teen death rate (Number & Rate per 100,000)

Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
United StatesNumber20,48220,24119,49218,88818,666
United StatesRate per 100,0002626252424
District of ColumbiaNumber4842402831
District of ColumbiaRate per 100,0004135322224

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Children in single-parent families (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
United StatesNumber24,718,00024,725,00024,647,00024,689,00024,444,000
United StatesPercent35%35%35%35%35%
District of ColumbiaNumber63,00056,00057,00057,00059,000
District of ColumbiaPercent64%55%55%53%53%

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Children by household head’s educational attainment (Number & Percent)

Location Education Level Data Type 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
United StatesNot a high school graduateNumber11,131,00010,887,00010,533,00010,412,00010,137,000
United StatesNot a high school graduatePercent15%15%14%14%14%
United StatesHigh school diploma or GEDNumber34,617,00034,157,00033,544,00032,958,00032,801,000
United StatesHigh school diploma or GEDPercent47%46%46%45%45%
United StatesAssociate's degreeNumber6,469,0006,564,0006,690,0006,783,0006,827,000
United StatesAssociate's degreePercent9%9%9%9%9%
United StatesBachelor's degreeNumber13,366,00013,501,00014,044,00014,218,00014,446,000
United StatesBachelor's degreePercent18%18%19%19%20%
United StatesGraduate degreeNumber8,103,0008,387,0008,670,0008,992,0009,210,000
United StatesGraduate degreePercent11%11%12%12%13%
District of ColumbiaNot a high school graduateNumber16,00014,00016,00016,00017,000
District of ColumbiaNot a high school graduatePercent15%13%14%14%14%
District of ColumbiaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber52,00050,00048,00046,00049,000
District of ColumbiaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent50%46%43%40%42%
District of ColumbiaAssociate's degreeNumber2,0006,0005,0006,0004,000
District of ColumbiaAssociate's degreePercent1%6%4%5%3%
District of ColumbiaBachelor's degreeNumber13,00015,00015,00018,00016,000
District of ColumbiaBachelor's degreePercent12%14%13%15%14%
District of ColumbiaGraduate degreeNumber23,00023,00028,00030,00031,000
District of ColumbiaGraduate degreePercent22%21%25%26%27%

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Children living in high poverty areas (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2007 - 2011 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015
United StatesNumber8,591,0009,362,00010,067,00010,333,00010,032,000
United StatesPercent12%13%14%14%14%
District of ColumbiaNumber30,00032,00035,00030,00028,000
District of ColumbiaPercent29%31%33%28%25%

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