Selected KIDS COUNT Indicators for Mississippi

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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%
MississippiNumber285,000301,000286,000267,000272,000
MississippiPercent38%40%39%36%37%
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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%
MississippiNumber280,000265,000240,000228,000229,000
MississippiPercent37%35%33%31%31%
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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%
MississippiNumber236,000256,000246,000212,000224,000
MississippiPercent32%35%34%29%31%
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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.
MississippiPercent38%36%31%32%32%
MississippiNumber15,03114,476N.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%
MississippiBelow basicPercent49%45%45%47%40%
MississippiAt or above basicPercent51%55%55%53%60%
MississippiBelow proficientPercent81%78%78%79%74%
MississippiAt or above proficientPercent19%22%22%21%26%
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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%
MississippiBelow basicPercent46%46%42%39%40%
MississippiAt or above basicPercent54%54%58%61%60%
MississippiBelow proficientPercent86%85%81%79%78%
MississippiAt or above proficientPercent14%15%19%21%22%
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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%
MississippiNot a high school graduateNumber122,000105,000108,000106,00091,000
MississippiNot a high school graduatePercent16%14%15%14%13%
MississippiHigh school diploma or GEDNumber401,000396,000389,000378,000401,000
MississippiHigh school diploma or GEDPercent53%53%53%52%55%
MississippiAssociate's degreeNumber80,00087,00082,00081,00087,000
MississippiAssociate's degreePercent11%12%11%11%12%
MississippiBachelor's degreeNumber101,000102,00099,000103,00093,000
MississippiBachelor's degreePercent13%14%13%14%13%
MississippiGraduate degreeNumber46,00056,00057,00062,00054,000
MississippiGraduate degreePercent6%7%8%8%7%
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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%
MississippiNumber183,000207,000198,000201,000198,000
MississippiPercent24%28%27%27%27%
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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%
MississippiNumber332,000337,000326,000322,000324,000
MississippiPercent47%49%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%
MississippiNot a high school graduateNumber122,000105,000108,000106,00091,000
MississippiNot a high school graduatePercent16%14%15%14%13%
MississippiHigh school diploma or GEDNumber401,000396,000389,000378,000401,000
MississippiHigh school diploma or GEDPercent53%53%53%52%55%
MississippiAssociate's degreeNumber80,00087,00082,00081,00087,000
MississippiAssociate's degreePercent11%12%11%11%12%
MississippiBachelor's degreeNumber101,000102,00099,000103,00093,000
MississippiBachelor's degreePercent13%14%13%14%13%
MississippiGraduate degreeNumber46,00056,00057,00062,00054,000
MississippiGraduate degreePercent6%7%8%8%7%
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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%
MississippiNumber4,8524,7104,5024,4584,374
MississippiPercent12.1%11.8%11.6%11.5%11.3%
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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
MississippiNumber306324283281300
MississippiRate per 100,0003840363639
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
MississippiNumber5049505050
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
MississippiNumber5050505049
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
MississippiNumber4848484847
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
MississippiNumber4847485049
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
MississippiNumber5050505050
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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%
MississippiNumber236,000256,000246,000212,000224,000
MississippiPercent32%35%34%29%31%
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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%
MississippiNumber285,000301,000286,000267,000272,000
MississippiPercent38%40%39%36%37%
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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%
MississippiNumber280,000265,000240,000228,000229,000
MississippiPercent37%35%33%31%31%
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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%
MississippiBelow basicPercent49%45%45%47%40%
MississippiAt or above basicPercent51%55%55%53%60%
MississippiBelow proficientPercent81%78%78%79%74%
MississippiAt or above proficientPercent19%22%22%21%26%
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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%
MississippiBelow basicPercent46%46%42%39%40%
MississippiAt or above basicPercent54%54%58%61%60%
MississippiBelow proficientPercent86%85%81%79%78%
MississippiAt or above proficientPercent14%15%19%21%22%
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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.
MississippiPercent38%36%31%32%32%
MississippiNumber15,03114,476N.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%
MississippiNumber4,8524,7104,5024,4584,374
MississippiPercent12.1%11.8%11.6%11.5%11.3%
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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
MississippiNumber306324283281300
MississippiRate per 100,0003840363639
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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%
MississippiNumber332,000337,000326,000322,000324,000
MississippiPercent47%49%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%
MississippiNot a high school graduateNumber122,000105,000108,000106,00091,000
MississippiNot a high school graduatePercent16%14%15%14%13%
MississippiHigh school diploma or GEDNumber401,000396,000389,000378,000401,000
MississippiHigh school diploma or GEDPercent53%53%53%52%55%
MississippiAssociate's degreeNumber80,00087,00082,00081,00087,000
MississippiAssociate's degreePercent11%12%11%11%12%
MississippiBachelor's degreeNumber101,000102,00099,000103,00093,000
MississippiBachelor's degreePercent13%14%13%14%13%
MississippiGraduate degreeNumber46,00056,00057,00062,00054,000
MississippiGraduate degreePercent6%7%8%8%7%
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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%
MississippiNumber183,000207,000198,000201,000198,000
MississippiPercent24%28%27%27%27%
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