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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%
KansasNumber181,000176,000175,000181,000167,000
KansasPercent25%24%24%25%23%
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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%
KansasNumber215,000198,000191,000190,000170,000
KansasPercent30%27%27%26%24%
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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%
KansasNumber134,000135,000132,000126,000122,000
KansasPercent19%19%19%18%17%
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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.
KansasPercent20%15%13%11%12%
KansasNumber7,4795,786N.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%
KansasBelow basicPercent28%28%29%29%32%
KansasAt or above basicPercent72%72%71%71%68%
KansasBelow proficientPercent64%65%64%62%65%
KansasAt or above proficientPercent36%35%36%38%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%
KansasBelow basicPercent19%21%20%21%24%
KansasAt or above basicPercent81%79%80%79%76%
KansasBelow proficientPercent60%61%59%60%67%
KansasAt or above proficientPercent40%40%41%40%33%
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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%
KansasNot a high school graduateNumber80,00085,00085,00077,00081,000
KansasNot a high school graduatePercent11%12%12%11%11%
KansasHigh school diploma or GEDNumber341,000334,000316,000317,000309,000
KansasHigh school diploma or GEDPercent47%46%44%44%43%
KansasAssociate's degreeNumber64,00067,00072,00072,00074,000
KansasAssociate's degreePercent9%9%10%10%10%
KansasBachelor's degreeNumber157,000153,000164,000164,000162,000
KansasBachelor's degreePercent22%21%23%23%22%
KansasGraduate degreeNumber79,00081,00082,00091,00094,000
KansasGraduate degreePercent11%11%11%13%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%
KansasNumber51,00056,00064,00065,00063,000
KansasPercent7%8%9%9%9%
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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%
KansasNumber213,000215,000207,000212,000210,000
KansasPercent31%31%30%31%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%
KansasNot a high school graduateNumber80,00085,00085,00077,00081,000
KansasNot a high school graduatePercent11%12%12%11%11%
KansasHigh school diploma or GEDNumber341,000334,000316,000317,000309,000
KansasHigh school diploma or GEDPercent47%46%44%44%43%
KansasAssociate's degreeNumber64,00067,00072,00072,00074,000
KansasAssociate's degreePercent9%9%10%10%10%
KansasBachelor's degreeNumber157,000153,000164,000164,000162,000
KansasBachelor's degreePercent22%21%23%23%22%
KansasGraduate degreeNumber79,00081,00082,00091,00094,000
KansasGraduate degreePercent11%11%11%13%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%
KansasNumber2,8812,8542,8792,7212,759
KansasPercent7.1%7.2%7.1%7.0%7.0%
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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
KansasNumber253211204216200
KansasRate per 100,0003327272826
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
KansasNumber1615151519
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
KansasNumber88799
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
KansasNumber1212121220
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
KansasNumber3222161324
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
KansasNumber2522252424
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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%
KansasNumber134,000135,000132,000126,000122,000
KansasPercent19%19%19%18%17%
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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%
KansasNumber181,000176,000175,000181,000167,000
KansasPercent25%24%24%25%23%
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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%
KansasNumber215,000198,000191,000190,000170,000
KansasPercent30%27%27%26%24%
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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%
KansasBelow basicPercent28%28%29%29%32%
KansasAt or above basicPercent72%72%71%71%68%
KansasBelow proficientPercent64%65%64%62%65%
KansasAt or above proficientPercent36%35%36%38%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%
KansasBelow basicPercent19%21%20%21%24%
KansasAt or above basicPercent81%79%80%79%76%
KansasBelow proficientPercent60%61%59%60%67%
KansasAt or above proficientPercent40%40%41%40%33%
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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.
KansasPercent20%15%13%11%12%
KansasNumber7,4795,786N.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%
KansasNumber2,8812,8542,8792,7212,759
KansasPercent7.1%7.2%7.1%7.0%7.0%
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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
KansasNumber253211204216200
KansasRate per 100,0003327272826
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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%
KansasNumber213,000215,000207,000212,000210,000
KansasPercent31%31%30%31%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%
KansasNot a high school graduateNumber80,00085,00085,00077,00081,000
KansasNot a high school graduatePercent11%12%12%11%11%
KansasHigh school diploma or GEDNumber341,000334,000316,000317,000309,000
KansasHigh school diploma or GEDPercent47%46%44%44%43%
KansasAssociate's degreeNumber64,00067,00072,00072,00074,000
KansasAssociate's degreePercent9%9%10%10%10%
KansasBachelor's degreeNumber157,000153,000164,000164,000162,000
KansasBachelor's degreePercent22%21%23%23%22%
KansasGraduate degreeNumber79,00081,00082,00091,00094,000
KansasGraduate degreePercent11%11%11%13%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%
KansasNumber51,00056,00064,00065,00063,000
KansasPercent7%8%9%9%9%
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