Selected KIDS COUNT Indicators for Iowa

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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%
IowaNumber176,000167,000165,000158,000158,000
IowaPercent24%23%23%22%22%
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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%
IowaNumber185,000168,000158,000158,000154,000
IowaPercent26%23%22%22%21%
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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%
IowaNumber123,000113,000115,000109,000106,000
IowaPercent17%16%16%15%15%
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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.
IowaPercent14%12%11%11%11%
IowaNumber5,6454,730N.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%
IowaBelow basicPercent26%31%31%28%29%
IowaAt or above basicPercent74%69%69%72%71%
IowaBelow proficientPercent64%66%67%62%62%
IowaAt or above proficientPercent36%34%33%38%38%
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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%
IowaBelow basicPercent23%24%23%24%24%
IowaAt or above basicPercent77%76%77%76%76%
IowaBelow proficientPercent65%66%66%64%63%
IowaAt or above proficientPercent35%34%34%36%37%
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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%
IowaNot a high school graduateNumber60,00058,00056,00055,00056,000
IowaNot a high school graduatePercent8%8%8%8%8%
IowaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber344,000325,000337,000325,000318,000
IowaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent47%45%46%45%44%
IowaAssociate's degreeNumber97,000107,000103,000106,000102,000
IowaAssociate's degreePercent13%15%14%15%14%
IowaBachelor's degreeNumber149,000153,000162,000164,000168,000
IowaBachelor's degreePercent21%21%22%23%23%
IowaGraduate degreeNumber71,00076,00065,00073,00083,000
IowaGraduate degreePercent10%11%9%10%11%
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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%
IowaNumber27,00028,00031,00037,00030,000
IowaPercent4%4%4%5%4%
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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%
IowaNumber208,000207,000211,000202,000210,000
IowaPercent30%30%30%29%30%
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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%
IowaNot a high school graduateNumber60,00058,00056,00055,00056,000
IowaNot a high school graduatePercent8%8%8%8%8%
IowaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber344,000325,000337,000325,000318,000
IowaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent47%45%46%45%44%
IowaAssociate's degreeNumber97,000107,000103,000106,000102,000
IowaAssociate's degreePercent13%15%14%15%14%
IowaBachelor's degreeNumber149,000153,000162,000164,000168,000
IowaBachelor's degreePercent21%21%22%23%23%
IowaGraduate degreeNumber71,00076,00065,00073,00083,000
IowaGraduate degreePercent10%11%9%10%11%
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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%
IowaNumber2,7002,4952,5792,5612,675
IowaPercent7.0%6.5%6.7%6.6%6.7%
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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
IowaNumber184219186171176
IowaRate per 100,0002428242223
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
IowaNumber89543
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
IowaNumber35344
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
IowaNumber1416131311
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
IowaNumber1112113
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
IowaNumber98795
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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%
IowaNumber123,000113,000115,000109,000106,000
IowaPercent17%16%16%15%15%
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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%
IowaNumber176,000167,000165,000158,000158,000
IowaPercent24%23%23%22%22%
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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%
IowaNumber185,000168,000158,000158,000154,000
IowaPercent26%23%22%22%21%
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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%
IowaBelow basicPercent26%31%31%28%29%
IowaAt or above basicPercent74%69%69%72%71%
IowaBelow proficientPercent64%66%67%62%62%
IowaAt or above proficientPercent36%34%33%38%38%
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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%
IowaBelow basicPercent23%24%23%24%24%
IowaAt or above basicPercent77%76%77%76%76%
IowaBelow proficientPercent65%66%66%64%63%
IowaAt or above proficientPercent35%34%34%36%37%
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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.
IowaPercent14%12%11%11%11%
IowaNumber5,6454,730N.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%
IowaNumber2,7002,4952,5792,5612,675
IowaPercent7.0%6.5%6.7%6.6%6.7%
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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
IowaNumber184219186171176
IowaRate per 100,0002428242223
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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%
IowaNumber208,000207,000211,000202,000210,000
IowaPercent30%30%30%29%30%
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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%
IowaNot a high school graduateNumber60,00058,00056,00055,00056,000
IowaNot a high school graduatePercent8%8%8%8%8%
IowaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber344,000325,000337,000325,000318,000
IowaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent47%45%46%45%44%
IowaAssociate's degreeNumber97,000107,000103,000106,000102,000
IowaAssociate's degreePercent13%15%14%15%14%
IowaBachelor's degreeNumber149,000153,000162,000164,000168,000
IowaBachelor's degreePercent21%21%22%23%23%
IowaGraduate degreeNumber71,00076,00065,00073,00083,000
IowaGraduate degreePercent10%11%9%10%11%
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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%
IowaNumber27,00028,00031,00037,00030,000
IowaPercent4%4%4%5%4%
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