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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%
GeorgiaNumber866,000828,000814,000783,000755,000
GeorgiaPercent35%33%33%31%30%
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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%
GeorgiaNumber1,004,000953,000908,000876,000830,000
GeorgiaPercent40%38%36%35%33%
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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%
GeorgiaNumber647,000672,000651,000646,000603,000
GeorgiaPercent26%27%27%26%24%
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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.
GeorgiaPercent32%30%30%30%30%
GeorgiaNumber41,79439,444N.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%
GeorgiaBelow basicPercent34%37%34%33%32%
GeorgiaAt or above basicPercent66%63%66%67%68%
GeorgiaBelow proficientPercent72%71%68%66%66%
GeorgiaAt or above proficientPercent28%29%32%34%34%
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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%
GeorgiaBelow basicPercent36%33%32%32%33%
GeorgiaAt or above basicPercent64%67%68%68%67%
GeorgiaBelow proficientPercent75%73%72%71%72%
GeorgiaAt or above proficientPercent25%27%28%29%28%
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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%
GeorgiaNot a high school graduateNumber365,000378,000359,000352,000348,000
GeorgiaNot a high school graduatePercent15%15%14%14%14%
GeorgiaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber1,229,0001,207,0001,186,0001,186,0001,164,000
GeorgiaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent49%48%48%48%47%
GeorgiaAssociate's degreeNumber187,000188,000210,000199,000202,000
GeorgiaAssociate's degreePercent8%8%8%8%8%
GeorgiaBachelor's degreeNumber447,000439,000441,000462,000466,000
GeorgiaBachelor's degreePercent18%18%18%19%19%
GeorgiaGraduate degreeNumber255,000278,000294,000289,000319,000
GeorgiaGraduate degreePercent10%11%12%12%13%
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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%
GeorgiaNumber313,000355,000418,000422,000428,000
GeorgiaPercent13%14%17%17%17%
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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%
GeorgiaNumber901,000925,000933,000930,000915,000
GeorgiaPercent38%39%40%39%39%
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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%
GeorgiaNot a high school graduateNumber365,000378,000359,000352,000348,000
GeorgiaNot a high school graduatePercent15%15%14%14%14%
GeorgiaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber1,229,0001,207,0001,186,0001,186,0001,164,000
GeorgiaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent49%48%48%48%47%
GeorgiaAssociate's degreeNumber187,000188,000210,000199,000202,000
GeorgiaAssociate's degreePercent8%8%8%8%8%
GeorgiaBachelor's degreeNumber447,000439,000441,000462,000466,000
GeorgiaBachelor's degreePercent18%18%18%19%19%
GeorgiaGraduate degreeNumber255,000278,000294,000289,000319,000
GeorgiaGraduate degreePercent10%11%12%12%13%
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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%
GeorgiaNumber12,91212,33312,01412,06412,385
GeorgiaPercent9.7%9.4%9.3%9.5%9.5%
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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
GeorgiaNumber792707642741687
GeorgiaRate per 100,0003027242826
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
GeorgiaNumber4143414042
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
GeorgiaNumber4343444345
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
GeorgiaNumber3838404039
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
GeorgiaNumber3536323736
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
GeorgiaNumber3739394040
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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%
GeorgiaNumber647,000672,000651,000646,000603,000
GeorgiaPercent26%27%27%26%24%
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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%
GeorgiaNumber866,000828,000814,000783,000755,000
GeorgiaPercent35%33%33%31%30%
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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%
GeorgiaNumber1,004,000953,000908,000876,000830,000
GeorgiaPercent40%38%36%35%33%
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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%
GeorgiaBelow basicPercent34%37%34%33%32%
GeorgiaAt or above basicPercent66%63%66%67%68%
GeorgiaBelow proficientPercent72%71%68%66%66%
GeorgiaAt or above proficientPercent28%29%32%34%34%
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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%
GeorgiaBelow basicPercent36%33%32%32%33%
GeorgiaAt or above basicPercent64%67%68%68%67%
GeorgiaBelow proficientPercent75%73%72%71%72%
GeorgiaAt or above proficientPercent25%27%28%29%28%
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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.
GeorgiaPercent32%30%30%30%30%
GeorgiaNumber41,79439,444N.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%
GeorgiaNumber12,91212,33312,01412,06412,385
GeorgiaPercent9.7%9.4%9.3%9.5%9.5%
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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
GeorgiaNumber792707642741687
GeorgiaRate per 100,0003027242826
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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%
GeorgiaNumber901,000925,000933,000930,000915,000
GeorgiaPercent38%39%40%39%39%
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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%
GeorgiaNot a high school graduateNumber365,000378,000359,000352,000348,000
GeorgiaNot a high school graduatePercent15%15%14%14%14%
GeorgiaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber1,229,0001,207,0001,186,0001,186,0001,164,000
GeorgiaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent49%48%48%48%47%
GeorgiaAssociate's degreeNumber187,000188,000210,000199,000202,000
GeorgiaAssociate's degreePercent8%8%8%8%8%
GeorgiaBachelor's degreeNumber447,000439,000441,000462,000466,000
GeorgiaBachelor's degreePercent18%18%18%19%19%
GeorgiaGraduate degreeNumber255,000278,000294,000289,000319,000
GeorgiaGraduate degreePercent10%11%12%12%13%
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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%
GeorgiaNumber313,000355,000418,000422,000428,000
GeorgiaPercent13%14%17%17%17%
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