Selected KIDS COUNT Indicators for Louisiana

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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%
LouisianaNumber396,000400,000382,000381,000380,000
LouisianaPercent35%36%34%34%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%
LouisianaNumber374,000363,000346,000359,000353,000
LouisianaPercent33%32%31%32%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%
LouisianaNumber317,000310,000304,000306,000313,000
LouisianaPercent29%28%28%28%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.
LouisianaPercent33%31%29%28%27%
LouisianaNumber17,33216,604N.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%
LouisianaBelow basicPercent48%49%45%44%37%
LouisianaAt or above basicPercent52%51%55%56%63%
LouisianaBelow proficientPercent80%82%77%77%71%
LouisianaAt or above proficientPercent20%18%23%23%29%
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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%
LouisianaBelow basicPercent36%38%37%36%43%
LouisianaAt or above basicPercent64%62%63%64%57%
LouisianaBelow proficientPercent81%80%78%79%82%
LouisianaAt or above proficientPercent19%20%22%21%18%
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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%
LouisianaNot a high school graduateNumber180,000175,000168,000175,000145,000
LouisianaNot a high school graduatePercent16%16%15%16%13%
LouisianaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber632,000621,000611,000599,000619,000
LouisianaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent56%55%55%54%55%
LouisianaAssociate's degreeNumber73,00081,00069,00077,00088,000
LouisianaAssociate's degreePercent7%7%6%7%8%
LouisianaBachelor's degreeNumber158,000161,000178,000176,000177,000
LouisianaBachelor's degreePercent14%14%16%16%16%
LouisianaGraduate degreeNumber74,00077,00084,00085,00084,000
LouisianaGraduate degreePercent7%7%8%8%8%
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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%
LouisianaNumber193,000199,000210,000235,000227,000
LouisianaPercent17%18%19%21%20%
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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%
LouisianaNumber471,000501,000479,000488,000473,000
LouisianaPercent45%48%46%47%45%
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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%
LouisianaNot a high school graduateNumber180,000175,000168,000175,000145,000
LouisianaNot a high school graduatePercent16%16%15%16%13%
LouisianaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber632,000621,000611,000599,000619,000
LouisianaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent56%55%55%54%55%
LouisianaAssociate's degreeNumber73,00081,00069,00077,00088,000
LouisianaAssociate's degreePercent7%7%6%7%8%
LouisianaBachelor's degreeNumber158,000161,000178,000176,000177,000
LouisianaBachelor's degreePercent14%14%16%16%16%
LouisianaGraduate degreeNumber74,00077,00084,00085,00084,000
LouisianaGraduate degreePercent7%7%8%8%8%
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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%
LouisianaNumber6,7006,7736,7406,9016,786
LouisianaPercent10.7%10.9%10.8%10.9%10.5%
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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
LouisianaNumber444428440432431
LouisianaRate per 100,0003736373737
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
LouisianaNumber4747474848
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
LouisianaNumber4742434750
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
LouisianaNumber4546474745
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
LouisianaNumber3741464950
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
LouisianaNumber4848484848
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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%
LouisianaNumber317,000310,000304,000306,000313,000
LouisianaPercent29%28%28%28%28%
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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%
LouisianaNumber396,000400,000382,000381,000380,000
LouisianaPercent35%36%34%34%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%
LouisianaNumber374,000363,000346,000359,000353,000
LouisianaPercent33%32%31%32%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%
LouisianaBelow basicPercent48%49%45%44%37%
LouisianaAt or above basicPercent52%51%55%56%63%
LouisianaBelow proficientPercent80%82%77%77%71%
LouisianaAt or above proficientPercent20%18%23%23%29%
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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%
LouisianaBelow basicPercent36%38%37%36%43%
LouisianaAt or above basicPercent64%62%63%64%57%
LouisianaBelow proficientPercent81%80%78%79%82%
LouisianaAt or above proficientPercent19%20%22%21%18%
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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.
LouisianaPercent33%31%29%28%27%
LouisianaNumber17,33216,604N.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%
LouisianaNumber6,7006,7736,7406,9016,786
LouisianaPercent10.7%10.9%10.8%10.9%10.5%
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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
LouisianaNumber444428440432431
LouisianaRate per 100,0003736373737
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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%
LouisianaNumber471,000501,000479,000488,000473,000
LouisianaPercent45%48%46%47%45%
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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%
LouisianaNot a high school graduateNumber180,000175,000168,000175,000145,000
LouisianaNot a high school graduatePercent16%16%15%16%13%
LouisianaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber632,000621,000611,000599,000619,000
LouisianaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent56%55%55%54%55%
LouisianaAssociate's degreeNumber73,00081,00069,00077,00088,000
LouisianaAssociate's degreePercent7%7%6%7%8%
LouisianaBachelor's degreeNumber158,000161,000178,000176,000177,000
LouisianaBachelor's degreePercent14%14%16%16%16%
LouisianaGraduate degreeNumber74,00077,00084,00085,00084,000
LouisianaGraduate degreePercent7%7%8%8%8%
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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%
LouisianaNumber193,000199,000210,000235,000227,000
LouisianaPercent17%18%19%21%20%
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