Selected KIDS COUNT Indicators for Mississippi

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Children whose parents lack secure employment (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2014
United StatesNumber22,061,000
United StatesPercent30%
MississippiNumber267,000
MississippiPercent36%
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Children living in households with a high housing cost burden (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2014
United StatesNumber25,710,000
United StatesPercent35%
MississippiNumber228,000
MississippiPercent31%
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Children in poverty (100 percent poverty) (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2014
United StatesNumber15,686,000
United StatesPercent22%
MississippiNumber212,000
MississippiPercent29%
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Children ages 3 to 4 not attending preschool (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 - 2013
United StatesNumber4,428,000
United StatesPercent54%
MississippiNumber44,000
MississippiPercent52%
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High school students not graduating on time (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2012 - 2013
United StatesPercent18%
United StatesNumberN.A.
MississippiPercent32%
MississippiNumberN.A.
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Fourth grade reading achievement levels (Percent)

Location Achievement Level Data Type 2015
United StatesBelow basicPercent32%
United StatesAt or above basicPercent68%
United StatesBelow proficientPercent65%
United StatesAt or above proficientPercent35%
MississippiBelow basicPercent40%
MississippiAt or above basicPercent60%
MississippiBelow proficientPercent74%
MississippiAt or above proficientPercent26%
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Eighth grade math achievement levels (Percent)

Location Achievement Level Data Type 2015
United StatesBelow basicPercent30%
United StatesAt or above basicPercent70%
United StatesBelow proficientPercent68%
United StatesAt or above proficientPercent32%
MississippiBelow basicPercent40%
MississippiAt or above basicPercent60%
MississippiBelow proficientPercent78%
MississippiAt or above proficientPercent22%
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Children by household head’s educational attainment (Number & Percent)

Location Education Level Data Type 2014
United StatesNot a high school graduateNumber10,412,000
United StatesNot a high school graduatePercent14%
United StatesHigh school diploma or GEDNumber32,958,000
United StatesHigh school diploma or GEDPercent45%
United StatesAssociate's degreeNumber6,783,000
United StatesAssociate's degreePercent9%
United StatesBachelor's degreeNumber14,218,000
United StatesBachelor's degreePercent19%
United StatesGraduate degreeNumber8,992,000
United StatesGraduate degreePercent12%
MississippiNot a high school graduateNumber106,000
MississippiNot a high school graduatePercent14%
MississippiHigh school diploma or GEDNumber378,000
MississippiHigh school diploma or GEDPercent52%
MississippiAssociate's degreeNumber81,000
MississippiAssociate's degreePercent11%
MississippiBachelor's degreeNumber103,000
MississippiBachelor's degreePercent14%
MississippiGraduate degreeNumber62,000
MississippiGraduate degreePercent8%
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Children living in high poverty areas (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 - 2014
United StatesNumber10,333,000
United StatesPercent14%
MississippiNumber201,000
MississippiPercent27%
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Children in single-parent families (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2014
United StatesNumber24,689,000
United StatesPercent35%
MississippiNumber322,000
MississippiPercent47%
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Children by household head’s educational attainment (Number & Percent)

Location Education Level Data Type 2014
United StatesNot a high school graduateNumber10,412,000
United StatesNot a high school graduatePercent14%
United StatesHigh school diploma or GEDNumber32,958,000
United StatesHigh school diploma or GEDPercent45%
United StatesAssociate's degreeNumber6,783,000
United StatesAssociate's degreePercent9%
United StatesBachelor's degreeNumber14,218,000
United StatesBachelor's degreePercent19%
United StatesGraduate degreeNumber8,992,000
United StatesGraduate degreePercent12%
MississippiNot a high school graduateNumber106,000
MississippiNot a high school graduatePercent14%
MississippiHigh school diploma or GEDNumber378,000
MississippiHigh school diploma or GEDPercent52%
MississippiAssociate's degreeNumber81,000
MississippiAssociate's degreePercent11%
MississippiBachelor's degreeNumber103,000
MississippiBachelor's degreePercent14%
MississippiGraduate degreeNumber62,000
MississippiGraduate degreePercent8%
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Low-birthweight babies (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2014
United StatesNumber318,847
United StatesPercent8.0%
MississippiNumber4,374
MississippiPercent11.3%
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Child and teen death rate (Number & Rate per 100,000)

Location Data Type 2014
United StatesNumber18,666
United StatesRate per 100,00024
MississippiNumber300
MississippiRate per 100,00039
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2015
MississippiNumber50
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2015
MississippiNumber50
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2015
MississippiNumber48
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2015
MississippiNumber50
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2015
MississippiNumber50
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Children in poverty (100 percent poverty) (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2014
United StatesNumber15,686,000
United StatesPercent22%
MississippiNumber212,000
MississippiPercent29%
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Children whose parents lack secure employment (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2014
United StatesNumber22,061,000
United StatesPercent30%
MississippiNumber267,000
MississippiPercent36%
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Children living in households with a high housing cost burden (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2014
United StatesNumber25,710,000
United StatesPercent35%
MississippiNumber228,000
MississippiPercent31%
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Children ages 3 to 4 not attending preschool (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 - 2013
United StatesNumber4,428,000
United StatesPercent54%
MississippiNumber44,000
MississippiPercent52%
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Fourth grade reading achievement levels (Percent)

Location Achievement Level Data Type 2015
United StatesBelow basicPercent32%
United StatesAt or above basicPercent68%
United StatesBelow proficientPercent65%
United StatesAt or above proficientPercent35%
MississippiBelow basicPercent40%
MississippiAt or above basicPercent60%
MississippiBelow proficientPercent74%
MississippiAt or above proficientPercent26%
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Eighth grade math achievement levels (Percent)

Location Achievement Level Data Type 2015
United StatesBelow basicPercent30%
United StatesAt or above basicPercent70%
United StatesBelow proficientPercent68%
United StatesAt or above proficientPercent32%
MississippiBelow basicPercent40%
MississippiAt or above basicPercent60%
MississippiBelow proficientPercent78%
MississippiAt or above proficientPercent22%
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High school students not graduating on time (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2012 - 2013
United StatesPercent18%
United StatesNumberN.A.
MississippiPercent32%
MississippiNumberN.A.
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Low-birthweight babies (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2014
United StatesNumber318,847
United StatesPercent8.0%
MississippiNumber4,374
MississippiPercent11.3%
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Child and teen death rate (Number & Rate per 100,000)

Location Data Type 2014
United StatesNumber18,666
United StatesRate per 100,00024
MississippiNumber300
MississippiRate per 100,00039
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Children in single-parent families (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2014
United StatesNumber24,689,000
United StatesPercent35%
MississippiNumber322,000
MississippiPercent47%
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Children by household head’s educational attainment (Number & Percent)

Location Education Level Data Type 2014
United StatesNot a high school graduateNumber10,412,000
United StatesNot a high school graduatePercent14%
United StatesHigh school diploma or GEDNumber32,958,000
United StatesHigh school diploma or GEDPercent45%
United StatesAssociate's degreeNumber6,783,000
United StatesAssociate's degreePercent9%
United StatesBachelor's degreeNumber14,218,000
United StatesBachelor's degreePercent19%
United StatesGraduate degreeNumber8,992,000
United StatesGraduate degreePercent12%
MississippiNot a high school graduateNumber106,000
MississippiNot a high school graduatePercent14%
MississippiHigh school diploma or GEDNumber378,000
MississippiHigh school diploma or GEDPercent52%
MississippiAssociate's degreeNumber81,000
MississippiAssociate's degreePercent11%
MississippiBachelor's degreeNumber103,000
MississippiBachelor's degreePercent14%
MississippiGraduate degreeNumber62,000
MississippiGraduate degreePercent8%
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Children living in high poverty areas (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 - 2014
United StatesNumber10,333,000
United StatesPercent14%
MississippiNumber201,000
MississippiPercent27%
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