Selected KIDS COUNT Indicators for North Carolina

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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%
North CarolinaNumber782,000751,000743,000697,000682,000
North CarolinaPercent34%33%32%30%30%
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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%
North CarolinaNumber841,000781,000752,000740,000724,000
North CarolinaPercent37%34%33%32%32%
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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%
North CarolinaNumber580,000586,000566,000549,000530,000
North CarolinaPercent26%26%25%24%23%
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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.
North CarolinaPercent25%23%23%21%20%
North CarolinaNumber28,77526,670N.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%
North CarolinaBelow basicPercent36%35%32%31%27%
North CarolinaAt or above basicPercent64%65%68%69%73%
North CarolinaBelow proficientPercent71%68%66%65%62%
North CarolinaAt or above proficientPercent29%32%34%35%38%
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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%
North CarolinaBelow basicPercent27%26%25%25%31%
North CarolinaAt or above basicPercent73%74%75%75%69%
North CarolinaBelow proficientPercent66%64%63%64%67%
North CarolinaAt or above proficientPercent34%36%37%36%33%
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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%
North CarolinaNot a high school graduateNumber331,000331,000327,000314,000311,000
North CarolinaNot a high school graduatePercent14%14%14%14%14%
North CarolinaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber1,081,0001,059,0001,047,0001,027,0001,012,000
North CarolinaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent47%46%46%45%44%
North CarolinaAssociate's degreeNumber234,000223,000218,000236,000233,000
North CarolinaAssociate's degreePercent10%10%10%10%10%
North CarolinaBachelor's degreeNumber420,000442,000447,000458,000456,000
North CarolinaBachelor's degreePercent18%19%20%20%20%
North CarolinaGraduate degreeNumber220,000223,000245,000250,000270,000
North CarolinaGraduate degreePercent10%10%11%11%12%
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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%
North CarolinaNumber248,000279,000324,000328,000316,000
North CarolinaPercent11%12%14%14%14%
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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%
North CarolinaNumber857,000812,000823,000811,000796,000
North CarolinaPercent39%37%38%37%37%
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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%
North CarolinaNot a high school graduateNumber331,000331,000327,000314,000311,000
North CarolinaNot a high school graduatePercent14%14%14%14%14%
North CarolinaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber1,081,0001,059,0001,047,0001,027,0001,012,000
North CarolinaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent47%46%46%45%44%
North CarolinaAssociate's degreeNumber234,000223,000218,000236,000233,000
North CarolinaAssociate's degreePercent10%10%10%10%10%
North CarolinaBachelor's degreeNumber420,000442,000447,000458,000456,000
North CarolinaBachelor's degreePercent18%19%20%20%20%
North CarolinaGraduate degreeNumber220,000223,000245,000250,000270,000
North CarolinaGraduate degreePercent10%10%11%11%12%
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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%
North CarolinaNumber11,10910,83910,56310,43210,720
North CarolinaPercent9.1%9.0%8.8%8.8%8.9%
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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
North CarolinaNumber666675615624652
North CarolinaRate per 100,0002728252627
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
North CarolinaNumber3435343534
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
North CarolinaNumber3538383430
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
North CarolinaNumber2628292828
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
North CarolinaNumber2535293233
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
North CarolinaNumber3636363636
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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%
North CarolinaNumber580,000586,000566,000549,000530,000
North CarolinaPercent26%26%25%24%23%
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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%
North CarolinaNumber782,000751,000743,000697,000682,000
North CarolinaPercent34%33%32%30%30%
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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%
North CarolinaNumber841,000781,000752,000740,000724,000
North CarolinaPercent37%34%33%32%32%
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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%
North CarolinaBelow basicPercent36%35%32%31%27%
North CarolinaAt or above basicPercent64%65%68%69%73%
North CarolinaBelow proficientPercent71%68%66%65%62%
North CarolinaAt or above proficientPercent29%32%34%35%38%
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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%
North CarolinaBelow basicPercent27%26%25%25%31%
North CarolinaAt or above basicPercent73%74%75%75%69%
North CarolinaBelow proficientPercent66%64%63%64%67%
North CarolinaAt or above proficientPercent34%36%37%36%33%
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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.
North CarolinaPercent25%23%23%21%20%
North CarolinaNumber28,77526,670N.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%
North CarolinaNumber11,10910,83910,56310,43210,720
North CarolinaPercent9.1%9.0%8.8%8.8%8.9%
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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
North CarolinaNumber666675615624652
North CarolinaRate per 100,0002728252627
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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%
North CarolinaNumber857,000812,000823,000811,000796,000
North CarolinaPercent39%37%38%37%37%
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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%
North CarolinaNot a high school graduateNumber331,000331,000327,000314,000311,000
North CarolinaNot a high school graduatePercent14%14%14%14%14%
North CarolinaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber1,081,0001,059,0001,047,0001,027,0001,012,000
North CarolinaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent47%46%46%45%44%
North CarolinaAssociate's degreeNumber234,000223,000218,000236,000233,000
North CarolinaAssociate's degreePercent10%10%10%10%10%
North CarolinaBachelor's degreeNumber420,000442,000447,000458,000456,000
North CarolinaBachelor's degreePercent18%19%20%20%20%
North CarolinaGraduate degreeNumber220,000223,000245,000250,000270,000
North CarolinaGraduate degreePercent10%10%11%11%12%
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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%
North CarolinaNumber248,000279,000324,000328,000316,000
North CarolinaPercent11%12%14%14%14%
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