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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%
MassachusettsNumber421,000414,000428,000384,000385,000
MassachusettsPercent30%30%31%28%28%
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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%
MassachusettsNumber570,000507,000502,000471,000473,000
MassachusettsPercent41%36%36%34%34%
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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%
MassachusettsNumber212,000213,000223,000208,000203,000
MassachusettsPercent15%15%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.
MassachusettsPercent17%17%15%14%12%
MassachusettsNumber13,12813,551N.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%
MassachusettsBelow basicPercent19%20%17%21%18%
MassachusettsAt or above basicPercent81%80%83%79%82%
MassachusettsBelow proficientPercent51%53%50%53%50%
MassachusettsAt or above proficientPercent49%47%50%47%50%
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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%
MassachusettsBelow basicPercent15%15%14%14%19%
MassachusettsAt or above basicPercent85%85%86%86%81%
MassachusettsBelow proficientPercent49%48%49%45%49%
MassachusettsAt or above proficientPercent51%52%51%55%51%
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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%
MassachusettsNot a high school graduateNumber127,000120,000110,000130,000113,000
MassachusettsNot a high school graduatePercent9%9%8%9%8%
MassachusettsHigh school diploma or GEDNumber532,000552,000523,000481,000514,000
MassachusettsHigh school diploma or GEDPercent38%39%37%35%37%
MassachusettsAssociate's degreeNumber120,000113,000118,000116,000116,000
MassachusettsAssociate's degreePercent9%8%8%8%8%
MassachusettsBachelor's degreeNumber349,000335,000354,000355,000334,000
MassachusettsBachelor's degreePercent25%24%25%25%24%
MassachusettsGraduate degreeNumber271,000276,000289,000303,000306,000
MassachusettsGraduate degreePercent19%20%21%22%22%
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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%
MassachusettsNumber98,000114,000123,000117,000106,000
MassachusettsPercent7%8%9%8%8%
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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%
MassachusettsNumber424,000435,000433,000425,000434,000
MassachusettsPercent31%32%32%32%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%
MassachusettsNot a high school graduateNumber127,000120,000110,000130,000113,000
MassachusettsNot a high school graduatePercent9%9%8%9%8%
MassachusettsHigh school diploma or GEDNumber532,000552,000523,000481,000514,000
MassachusettsHigh school diploma or GEDPercent38%39%37%35%37%
MassachusettsAssociate's degreeNumber120,000113,000118,000116,000116,000
MassachusettsAssociate's degreePercent9%8%8%8%8%
MassachusettsBachelor's degreeNumber349,000335,000354,000355,000334,000
MassachusettsBachelor's degreePercent25%24%25%25%24%
MassachusettsGraduate degreeNumber271,000276,000289,000303,000306,000
MassachusettsGraduate degreePercent19%20%21%22%22%
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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%
MassachusettsNumber5,6345,4815,4785,5055,351
MassachusettsPercent7.7%7.6%7.6%7.7%7.5%
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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
MassachusettsNumber258255238243261
MassachusettsRate per 100,0001717151617
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
MassachusettsNumber22132
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
MassachusettsNumber1113131711
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
MassachusettsNumber11111
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
MassachusettsNumber611334
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
MassachusettsNumber107888
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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%
MassachusettsNumber212,000213,000223,000208,000203,000
MassachusettsPercent15%15%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%
MassachusettsNumber421,000414,000428,000384,000385,000
MassachusettsPercent30%30%31%28%28%
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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%
MassachusettsNumber570,000507,000502,000471,000473,000
MassachusettsPercent41%36%36%34%34%
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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%
MassachusettsBelow basicPercent19%20%17%21%18%
MassachusettsAt or above basicPercent81%80%83%79%82%
MassachusettsBelow proficientPercent51%53%50%53%50%
MassachusettsAt or above proficientPercent49%47%50%47%50%
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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%
MassachusettsBelow basicPercent15%15%14%14%19%
MassachusettsAt or above basicPercent85%85%86%86%81%
MassachusettsBelow proficientPercent49%48%49%45%49%
MassachusettsAt or above proficientPercent51%52%51%55%51%
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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.
MassachusettsPercent17%17%15%14%12%
MassachusettsNumber13,12813,551N.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%
MassachusettsNumber5,6345,4815,4785,5055,351
MassachusettsPercent7.7%7.6%7.6%7.7%7.5%
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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
MassachusettsNumber258255238243261
MassachusettsRate per 100,0001717151617
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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%
MassachusettsNumber424,000435,000433,000425,000434,000
MassachusettsPercent31%32%32%32%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%
MassachusettsNot a high school graduateNumber127,000120,000110,000130,000113,000
MassachusettsNot a high school graduatePercent9%9%8%9%8%
MassachusettsHigh school diploma or GEDNumber532,000552,000523,000481,000514,000
MassachusettsHigh school diploma or GEDPercent38%39%37%35%37%
MassachusettsAssociate's degreeNumber120,000113,000118,000116,000116,000
MassachusettsAssociate's degreePercent9%8%8%8%8%
MassachusettsBachelor's degreeNumber349,000335,000354,000355,000334,000
MassachusettsBachelor's degreePercent25%24%25%25%24%
MassachusettsGraduate degreeNumber271,000276,000289,000303,000306,000
MassachusettsGraduate degreePercent19%20%21%22%22%
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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%
MassachusettsNumber98,000114,000123,000117,000106,000
MassachusettsPercent7%8%9%8%8%
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