Selected KIDS COUNT Indicators for Mississippi

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Children whose parents lack secure employment (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2012
United StatesNumber23,101,000
United StatesPercent31%
MississippiNumber301,000
MississippiPercent40%
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Children living in households with a high housing cost burden (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2012
United StatesNumber27,761,000
United StatesPercent38%
MississippiNumber265,000
MississippiPercent35%
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Children in poverty (100 percent poverty) (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2013
United StatesNumber16,087,000
United StatesPercent22%
MississippiNumber246,000
MississippiPercent34%
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Children ages 3 to 4 not attending preschool (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2009 - 2011
United StatesNumber4,325,000
United StatesPercent54%
MississippiNumber40,000
MississippiPercent50%
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High school students not graduating on time (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 - 12
United StatesNumberN.A.
United StatesPercent19%
MississippiNumberN.A.
MississippiPercent32%
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Teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2013
United StatesNumber1,347,000
United StatesPercent8%
MississippiNumber22,000
MississippiPercent12%
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Fourth grade reading achievement levels (Percent)

Location Achievement Level Data Type 2013
United StatesBelow basicPercent33%
United StatesAt or above basicPercent67%
United StatesBelow proficientPercent66%
United StatesAt or above proficientPercent34%
MississippiBelow basicPercent47%
MississippiAt or above basicPercent53%
MississippiBelow proficientPercent79%
MississippiAt or above proficientPercent21%
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Eighth grade math achievement levels (Percent)

Location Achievement Level Data Type 2013
United StatesBelow basicPercent27%
United StatesAt or above basicPercent73%
United StatesBelow proficientPercent66%
United StatesAt or above proficientPercent34%
MississippiBelow basicPercent39%
MississippiAt or above basicPercent61%
MississippiBelow proficientPercent79%
MississippiAt or above proficientPercent21%
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Children by household head’s educational attainment (Number & Percent)

Location Education Level Data Type 2012
United StatesNot a high school graduateNumber10,887,000
United StatesNot a high school graduatePercent15%
United StatesHigh school diploma or GEDNumber34,157,000
United StatesHigh school diploma or GEDPercent46%
United StatesAssociate's degreeNumber6,564,000
United StatesAssociate's degreePercent9%
United StatesBachelor's degreeNumber13,501,000
United StatesBachelor's degreePercent18%
United StatesGraduate degreeNumber8,387,000
United StatesGraduate degreePercent11%
MississippiNot a high school graduateNumber105,000
MississippiNot a high school graduatePercent14%
MississippiHigh school diploma or GEDNumber396,000
MississippiHigh school diploma or GEDPercent53%
MississippiAssociate's degreeNumber87,000
MississippiAssociate's degreePercent12%
MississippiBachelor's degreeNumber102,000
MississippiBachelor's degreePercent14%
MississippiGraduate degreeNumber56,000
MississippiGraduate degreePercent7%
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Children living in areas of concentrated poverty (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2008 - 2012
United StatesNumber9,362,000
United StatesPercent13%
MississippiNumber207,000
MississippiPercent28%
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Children in single-parent families (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2013
United StatesNumber24,647,000
United StatesPercent35%
MississippiNumber326,000
MississippiPercent48%
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Low-birthweight babies (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2012
United StatesNumber315,709
United StatesPercent8.0%
MississippiNumber4,502
MississippiPercent11.6%
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Children without health insurance (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2012
United StatesNumber5,264,000
United StatesPercent7%
MississippiNumber55,000
MississippiPercent7%
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Child and teen death rate (Number & Rate)

Location Data Type 2010
United StatesNumber20,482
United StatesRate26
MississippiNumber306
MississippiRate38
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2014
MississippiNumber50
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2014
MississippiNumber50
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2014
MississippiNumber48
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2014
MississippiNumber48
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2014
MississippiNumber50
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