Selected KIDS COUNT Indicators for Alaska

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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%
AlaskaNumber62,00068,00066,00059,00064,000
AlaskaPercent33%36%35%31%34%
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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%
AlaskaNumber61,00064,00051,00061,00058,000
AlaskaPercent32%34%27%33%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%
AlaskaNumber27,00026,00022,00029,00028,000
AlaskaPercent15%14%12%16%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.
AlaskaPercent27%25%22%21%20%
AlaskaNumber3,0262,678N.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%
AlaskaBelow basicPercent38%41%44%42%39%
AlaskaAt or above basicPercent62%59%56%58%61%
AlaskaBelow proficientPercent71%73%74%73%70%
AlaskaAt or above proficientPercent29%27%26%27%30%
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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%
AlaskaBelow basicPercent27%25%26%28%29%
AlaskaAt or above basicPercent73%75%74%72%71%
AlaskaBelow proficientPercent68%67%65%67%68%
AlaskaAt or above proficientPercent32%33%35%33%32%
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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%
AlaskaNot a high school graduateNumber15,00012,00016,00015,00016,000
AlaskaNot a high school graduatePercent8%7%9%8%8%
AlaskaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber113,000108,000108,000105,000103,000
AlaskaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent60%58%57%56%55%
AlaskaAssociate's degreeNumber15,00020,00017,00016,00016,000
AlaskaAssociate's degreePercent8%11%9%9%9%
AlaskaBachelor's degreeNumber31,00031,00032,00032,00032,000
AlaskaBachelor's degreePercent16%16%17%17%17%
AlaskaGraduate degreeNumber14,00015,00015,00017,00019,000
AlaskaGraduate degreePercent7%8%8%9%10%
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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%
AlaskaNumber2,0002,0006,0008,00010,000
AlaskaPercent1%1%3%4%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%
AlaskaNumber63,00059,00054,00054,00060,000
AlaskaPercent35%33%30%31%34%
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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%
AlaskaNot a high school graduateNumber15,00012,00016,00015,00016,000
AlaskaNot a high school graduatePercent8%7%9%8%8%
AlaskaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber113,000108,000108,000105,000103,000
AlaskaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent60%58%57%56%55%
AlaskaAssociate's degreeNumber15,00020,00017,00016,00016,000
AlaskaAssociate's degreePercent8%11%9%9%9%
AlaskaBachelor's degreeNumber31,00031,00032,00032,00032,000
AlaskaBachelor's degreePercent16%16%17%17%17%
AlaskaGraduate degreeNumber14,00015,00015,00017,00019,000
AlaskaGraduate degreePercent7%8%8%9%10%
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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%
AlaskaNumber651690632658672
AlaskaPercent5.7%6.0%5.7%5.8%5.9%
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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
AlaskaNumber8476557564
AlaskaRate per 100,0004338283833
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
AlaskaNumber3131322733
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
AlaskaNumber2224312235
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
AlaskaNumber4242434141
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
AlaskaNumber3843353135
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
AlaskaNumber2019151616
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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%
AlaskaNumber27,00026,00022,00029,00028,000
AlaskaPercent15%14%12%16%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%
AlaskaNumber62,00068,00066,00059,00064,000
AlaskaPercent33%36%35%31%34%
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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%
AlaskaNumber61,00064,00051,00061,00058,000
AlaskaPercent32%34%27%33%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%
AlaskaBelow basicPercent38%41%44%42%39%
AlaskaAt or above basicPercent62%59%56%58%61%
AlaskaBelow proficientPercent71%73%74%73%70%
AlaskaAt or above proficientPercent29%27%26%27%30%
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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%
AlaskaBelow basicPercent27%25%26%28%29%
AlaskaAt or above basicPercent73%75%74%72%71%
AlaskaBelow proficientPercent68%67%65%67%68%
AlaskaAt or above proficientPercent32%33%35%33%32%
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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.
AlaskaPercent27%25%22%21%20%
AlaskaNumber3,0262,678N.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%
AlaskaNumber651690632658672
AlaskaPercent5.7%6.0%5.7%5.8%5.9%
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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
AlaskaNumber8476557564
AlaskaRate per 100,0004338283833
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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%
AlaskaNumber63,00059,00054,00054,00060,000
AlaskaPercent35%33%30%31%34%
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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%
AlaskaNot a high school graduateNumber15,00012,00016,00015,00016,000
AlaskaNot a high school graduatePercent8%7%9%8%8%
AlaskaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber113,000108,000108,000105,000103,000
AlaskaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent60%58%57%56%55%
AlaskaAssociate's degreeNumber15,00020,00017,00016,00016,000
AlaskaAssociate's degreePercent8%11%9%9%9%
AlaskaBachelor's degreeNumber31,00031,00032,00032,00032,000
AlaskaBachelor's degreePercent16%16%17%17%17%
AlaskaGraduate degreeNumber14,00015,00015,00017,00019,000
AlaskaGraduate degreePercent7%8%8%9%10%
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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%
AlaskaNumber2,0002,0006,0008,00010,000
AlaskaPercent1%1%3%4%5%
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