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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%
KentuckyNumber378,000357,000346,000356,000342,000
KentuckyPercent37%35%34%35%34%
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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%
KentuckyNumber324,000292,000277,000286,000267,000
KentuckyPercent32%29%27%28%26%
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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%
KentuckyNumber275,000264,000251,000260,000256,000
KentuckyPercent27%27%25%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.
KentuckyPercent22%20%19%18%17%
KentuckyNumber12,05810,714N.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%
KentuckyBelow basicPercent32%28%28%29%25%
KentuckyAt or above basicPercent68%72%72%71%75%
KentuckyBelow proficientPercent67%64%65%64%60%
KentuckyAt or above proficientPercent33%36%35%36%40%
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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%
KentuckyBelow basicPercent31%30%28%29%32%
KentuckyAt or above basicPercent69%70%72%71%68%
KentuckyBelow proficientPercent73%73%69%70%72%
KentuckyAt or above proficientPercent27%27%31%30%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%
KentuckyNot a high school graduateNumber131,000128,000119,000127,000114,000
KentuckyNot a high school graduatePercent13%13%12%12%11%
KentuckyHigh school diploma or GEDNumber559,000543,000521,000524,000522,000
KentuckyHigh school diploma or GEDPercent55%53%51%52%52%
KentuckyAssociate's degreeNumber88,00092,000104,000104,00098,000
KentuckyAssociate's degreePercent9%9%10%10%10%
KentuckyBachelor's degreeNumber145,000157,000158,000155,000163,000
KentuckyBachelor's degreePercent14%15%16%15%16%
KentuckyGraduate degreeNumber99,00095,000110,000103,000111,000
KentuckyGraduate degreePercent10%9%11%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%
KentuckyNumber144,000159,000165,000166,000164,000
KentuckyPercent14%16%16%16%16%
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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%
KentuckyNumber340,000349,000337,000328,000332,000
KentuckyPercent36%37%36%35%36%
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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%
KentuckyNot a high school graduateNumber131,000128,000119,000127,000114,000
KentuckyNot a high school graduatePercent13%13%12%12%11%
KentuckyHigh school diploma or GEDNumber559,000543,000521,000524,000522,000
KentuckyHigh school diploma or GEDPercent55%53%51%52%52%
KentuckyAssociate's degreeNumber88,00092,000104,000104,00098,000
KentuckyAssociate's degreePercent9%9%10%10%10%
KentuckyBachelor's degreeNumber145,000157,000158,000155,000163,000
KentuckyBachelor's degreePercent14%15%16%15%16%
KentuckyGraduate degreeNumber99,00095,000110,000103,000111,000
KentuckyGraduate degreePercent10%9%11%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%
KentuckyNumber5,0445,0404,8234,8454,922
KentuckyPercent9.0%9.1%8.7%8.7%8.8%
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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
KentuckyNumber354313336270296
KentuckyRate per 100,0003229312528
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
KentuckyNumber3534353435
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
KentuckyNumber3732353238
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
KentuckyNumber2827302927
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
KentuckyNumber3128282416
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
KentuckyNumber4138403837
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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%
KentuckyNumber275,000264,000251,000260,000256,000
KentuckyPercent27%27%25%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%
KentuckyNumber378,000357,000346,000356,000342,000
KentuckyPercent37%35%34%35%34%
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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%
KentuckyNumber324,000292,000277,000286,000267,000
KentuckyPercent32%29%27%28%26%
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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%
KentuckyBelow basicPercent32%28%28%29%25%
KentuckyAt or above basicPercent68%72%72%71%75%
KentuckyBelow proficientPercent67%64%65%64%60%
KentuckyAt or above proficientPercent33%36%35%36%40%
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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%
KentuckyBelow basicPercent31%30%28%29%32%
KentuckyAt or above basicPercent69%70%72%71%68%
KentuckyBelow proficientPercent73%73%69%70%72%
KentuckyAt or above proficientPercent27%27%31%30%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.
KentuckyPercent22%20%19%18%17%
KentuckyNumber12,05810,714N.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%
KentuckyNumber5,0445,0404,8234,8454,922
KentuckyPercent9.0%9.1%8.7%8.7%8.8%
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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
KentuckyNumber354313336270296
KentuckyRate per 100,0003229312528
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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%
KentuckyNumber340,000349,000337,000328,000332,000
KentuckyPercent36%37%36%35%36%
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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%
KentuckyNot a high school graduateNumber131,000128,000119,000127,000114,000
KentuckyNot a high school graduatePercent13%13%12%12%11%
KentuckyHigh school diploma or GEDNumber559,000543,000521,000524,000522,000
KentuckyHigh school diploma or GEDPercent55%53%51%52%52%
KentuckyAssociate's degreeNumber88,00092,000104,000104,00098,000
KentuckyAssociate's degreePercent9%9%10%10%10%
KentuckyBachelor's degreeNumber145,000157,000158,000155,000163,000
KentuckyBachelor's degreePercent14%15%16%15%16%
KentuckyGraduate degreeNumber99,00095,000110,000103,000111,000
KentuckyGraduate degreePercent10%9%11%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%
KentuckyNumber144,000159,000165,000166,000164,000
KentuckyPercent14%16%16%16%16%
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