Selected KIDS COUNT Indicators for State in Illinois

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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%
IllinoisNumber975,000901,000914,000858,000810,000
IllinoisPercent31%29%30%29%27%
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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%
IllinoisNumber1,285,0001,160,0001,080,0001,027,000961,000
IllinoisPercent42%38%36%34%32%
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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%
IllinoisNumber658,000624,000616,000593,000559,000
IllinoisPercent22%21%21%20%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.
IllinoisPercent22%18%20%18%17%
IllinoisNumber37,69130,647N.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%
IllinoisBelow basicPercent35%35%35%36%32%
IllinoisAt or above basicPercent65%65%65%64%68%
IllinoisBelow proficientPercent68%68%67%66%65%
IllinoisAt or above proficientPercent32%32%33%34%35%
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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%
IllinoisBelow basicPercent30%27%27%26%28%
IllinoisAt or above basicPercent70%73%73%74%72%
IllinoisBelow proficientPercent69%67%67%64%68%
IllinoisAt or above proficientPercent31%33%33%36%32%
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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%
IllinoisNot a high school graduateNumber438,000414,000398,000383,000362,000
IllinoisNot a high school graduatePercent14%14%13%13%12%
IllinoisHigh school diploma or GEDNumber1,399,0001,363,0001,308,0001,278,0001,279,000
IllinoisHigh school diploma or GEDPercent45%44%43%43%43%
IllinoisAssociate's degreeNumber249,000260,000271,000252,000260,000
IllinoisAssociate's degreePercent8%8%9%8%9%
IllinoisBachelor's degreeNumber616,000629,000629,000641,000631,000
IllinoisBachelor's degreePercent20%21%21%21%21%
IllinoisGraduate degreeNumber387,000392,000414,000425,000423,000
IllinoisGraduate degreePercent12%13%14%14%14%
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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%
IllinoisNumber310,000347,000371,000362,000360,000
IllinoisPercent10%11%12%12%12%
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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%
IllinoisNumber1,008,000993,000976,000965,000958,000
IllinoisPercent34%34%34%34%34%
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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%
IllinoisNot a high school graduateNumber438,000414,000398,000383,000362,000
IllinoisNot a high school graduatePercent14%14%13%13%12%
IllinoisHigh school diploma or GEDNumber1,399,0001,363,0001,308,0001,278,0001,279,000
IllinoisHigh school diploma or GEDPercent45%44%43%43%43%
IllinoisAssociate's degreeNumber249,000260,000271,000252,000260,000
IllinoisAssociate's degreePercent8%8%9%8%9%
IllinoisBachelor's degreeNumber616,000629,000629,000641,000631,000
IllinoisBachelor's degreePercent20%21%21%21%21%
IllinoisGraduate degreeNumber387,000392,000414,000425,000423,000
IllinoisGraduate degreePercent12%13%14%14%14%
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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%
IllinoisNumber13,66613,23212,93512,89812,929
IllinoisPercent8.3%8.2%8.1%8.2%8.2%
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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
IllinoisNumber887876817765741
IllinoisRate per 100,0002727252423
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
IllinoisNumber2124212021
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
IllinoisNumber2729212827
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
IllinoisNumber1518171816
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
IllinoisNumber1213959
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
IllinoisNumber2928282727
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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%
IllinoisNumber658,000624,000616,000593,000559,000
IllinoisPercent22%21%21%20%19%
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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%
IllinoisNumber975,000901,000914,000858,000810,000
IllinoisPercent31%29%30%29%27%
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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%
IllinoisNumber1,285,0001,160,0001,080,0001,027,000961,000
IllinoisPercent42%38%36%34%32%
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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%
IllinoisBelow basicPercent35%35%35%36%32%
IllinoisAt or above basicPercent65%65%65%64%68%
IllinoisBelow proficientPercent68%68%67%66%65%
IllinoisAt or above proficientPercent32%32%33%34%35%
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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%
IllinoisBelow basicPercent30%27%27%26%28%
IllinoisAt or above basicPercent70%73%73%74%72%
IllinoisBelow proficientPercent69%67%67%64%68%
IllinoisAt or above proficientPercent31%33%33%36%32%
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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.
IllinoisPercent22%18%20%18%17%
IllinoisNumber37,69130,647N.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%
IllinoisNumber13,66613,23212,93512,89812,929
IllinoisPercent8.3%8.2%8.1%8.2%8.2%
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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
IllinoisNumber887876817765741
IllinoisRate per 100,0002727252423
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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%
IllinoisNumber1,008,000993,000976,000965,000958,000
IllinoisPercent34%34%34%34%34%
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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%
IllinoisNot a high school graduateNumber438,000414,000398,000383,000362,000
IllinoisNot a high school graduatePercent14%14%13%13%12%
IllinoisHigh school diploma or GEDNumber1,399,0001,363,0001,308,0001,278,0001,279,000
IllinoisHigh school diploma or GEDPercent45%44%43%43%43%
IllinoisAssociate's degreeNumber249,000260,000271,000252,000260,000
IllinoisAssociate's degreePercent8%8%9%8%9%
IllinoisBachelor's degreeNumber616,000629,000629,000641,000631,000
IllinoisBachelor's degreePercent20%21%21%21%21%
IllinoisGraduate degreeNumber387,000392,000414,000425,000423,000
IllinoisGraduate degreePercent12%13%14%14%14%
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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%
IllinoisNumber310,000347,000371,000362,000360,000
IllinoisPercent10%11%12%12%12%
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