Selected KIDS COUNT Indicators for Minnesota

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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%
MinnesotaNumber330,000312,000314,000306,000292,000
MinnesotaPercent26%24%24%24%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%
MinnesotaNumber412,000369,000332,000326,000308,000
MinnesotaPercent32%29%26%25%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%
MinnesotaNumber194,000184,000177,000189,000165,000
MinnesotaPercent15%15%14%15%13%
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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.
MinnesotaPercent13%12%11%12%9%
MinnesotaNumber8,6007,952N.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%
MinnesotaBelow basicPercent27%30%30%26%29%
MinnesotaAt or above basicPercent73%70%70%74%71%
MinnesotaBelow proficientPercent63%63%65%59%61%
MinnesotaAt or above proficientPercent37%37%35%41%39%
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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%
MinnesotaBelow basicPercent19%17%17%17%18%
MinnesotaAt or above basicPercent81%83%83%83%82%
MinnesotaBelow proficientPercent57%53%52%53%52%
MinnesotaAt or above proficientPercent43%47%48%47%48%
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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%
MinnesotaNot a high school graduateNumber104,000105,000101,000101,000104,000
MinnesotaNot a high school graduatePercent8%8%8%8%8%
MinnesotaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber539,000514,000510,000496,000479,000
MinnesotaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent42%40%40%39%37%
MinnesotaAssociate's degreeNumber161,000173,000165,000176,000178,000
MinnesotaAssociate's degreePercent13%14%13%14%14%
MinnesotaBachelor's degreeNumber315,000318,000337,000335,000336,000
MinnesotaBachelor's degreePercent25%25%26%26%26%
MinnesotaGraduate degreeNumber155,000163,000168,000172,000182,000
MinnesotaGraduate degreePercent12%13%13%13%14%
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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%
MinnesotaNumber74,00075,00076,00077,00070,000
MinnesotaPercent6%6%6%6%5%
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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%
MinnesotaNumber350,000354,000356,000348,000352,000
MinnesotaPercent28%29%29%28%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%
MinnesotaNot a high school graduateNumber104,000105,000101,000101,000104,000
MinnesotaNot a high school graduatePercent8%8%8%8%8%
MinnesotaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber539,000514,000510,000496,000479,000
MinnesotaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent42%40%40%39%37%
MinnesotaAssociate's degreeNumber161,000173,000165,000176,000178,000
MinnesotaAssociate's degreePercent13%14%13%14%14%
MinnesotaBachelor's degreeNumber315,000318,000337,000335,000336,000
MinnesotaBachelor's degreePercent25%25%26%26%26%
MinnesotaGraduate degreeNumber155,000163,000168,000172,000182,000
MinnesotaGraduate degreePercent12%13%13%13%14%
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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%
MinnesotaNumber4,4154,3844,5504,3984,595
MinnesotaPercent6.4%6.4%6.6%6.4%6.6%
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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
MinnesotaNumber342286283258291
MinnesotaRate per 100,0002521211921
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
MinnesotaNumber63311
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
MinnesotaNumber76453
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
MinnesotaNumber77666
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
MinnesotaNumber98721
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
MinnesotaNumber54544
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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%
MinnesotaNumber194,000184,000177,000189,000165,000
MinnesotaPercent15%15%14%15%13%
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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%
MinnesotaNumber330,000312,000314,000306,000292,000
MinnesotaPercent26%24%24%24%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%
MinnesotaNumber412,000369,000332,000326,000308,000
MinnesotaPercent32%29%26%25%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%
MinnesotaBelow basicPercent27%30%30%26%29%
MinnesotaAt or above basicPercent73%70%70%74%71%
MinnesotaBelow proficientPercent63%63%65%59%61%
MinnesotaAt or above proficientPercent37%37%35%41%39%
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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%
MinnesotaBelow basicPercent19%17%17%17%18%
MinnesotaAt or above basicPercent81%83%83%83%82%
MinnesotaBelow proficientPercent57%53%52%53%52%
MinnesotaAt or above proficientPercent43%47%48%47%48%
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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.
MinnesotaPercent13%12%11%12%9%
MinnesotaNumber8,6007,952N.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%
MinnesotaNumber4,4154,3844,5504,3984,595
MinnesotaPercent6.4%6.4%6.6%6.4%6.6%
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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
MinnesotaNumber342286283258291
MinnesotaRate per 100,0002521211921
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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%
MinnesotaNumber350,000354,000356,000348,000352,000
MinnesotaPercent28%29%29%28%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%
MinnesotaNot a high school graduateNumber104,000105,000101,000101,000104,000
MinnesotaNot a high school graduatePercent8%8%8%8%8%
MinnesotaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber539,000514,000510,000496,000479,000
MinnesotaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent42%40%40%39%37%
MinnesotaAssociate's degreeNumber161,000173,000165,000176,000178,000
MinnesotaAssociate's degreePercent13%14%13%14%14%
MinnesotaBachelor's degreeNumber315,000318,000337,000335,000336,000
MinnesotaBachelor's degreePercent25%25%26%26%26%
MinnesotaGraduate degreeNumber155,000163,000168,000172,000182,000
MinnesotaGraduate degreePercent12%13%13%13%14%
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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%
MinnesotaNumber74,00075,00076,00077,00070,000
MinnesotaPercent6%6%6%6%5%
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