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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%
ArizonaNumber560,000556,000520,000515,000484,000
ArizonaPercent35%34%32%32%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%
ArizonaNumber664,000618,000573,000545,000550,000
ArizonaPercent41%38%35%34%34%
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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%
ArizonaNumber435,000429,000421,000408,000394,000
ArizonaPercent27%27%26%26%25%
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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.
ArizonaPercent27%25%21%23%24%
ArizonaNumber23,61020,678N.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%
ArizonaBelow basicPercent44%44%42%40%38%
ArizonaAt or above basicPercent56%56%58%60%62%
ArizonaBelow proficientPercent76%75%74%72%70%
ArizonaAt or above proficientPercent24%25%26%28%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%
ArizonaBelow basicPercent34%33%32%31%28%
ArizonaAt or above basicPercent66%67%68%69%72%
ArizonaBelow proficientPercent74%71%69%69%65%
ArizonaAt or above proficientPercent26%29%31%31%35%
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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%
ArizonaNot a high school graduateNumber299,000303,000303,000275,000286,000
ArizonaNot a high school graduatePercent18%19%19%17%18%
ArizonaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber796,000763,000752,000764,000762,000
ArizonaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent49%47%47%47%47%
ArizonaAssociate's degreeNumber147,000140,000139,000140,000146,000
ArizonaAssociate's degreePercent9%9%9%9%9%
ArizonaBachelor's degreeNumber239,000261,000267,000273,000268,000
ArizonaBachelor's degreePercent15%16%17%17%17%
ArizonaGraduate degreeNumber138,000151,000152,000167,000157,000
ArizonaGraduate degreePercent9%9%9%10%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%
ArizonaNumber315,000354,000382,000388,000392,000
ArizonaPercent19%22%24%24%24%
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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%
ArizonaNumber614,000581,000570,000569,000584,000
ArizonaPercent40%38%37%37%38%
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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%
ArizonaNot a high school graduateNumber299,000303,000303,000275,000286,000
ArizonaNot a high school graduatePercent18%19%19%17%18%
ArizonaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber796,000763,000752,000764,000762,000
ArizonaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent49%47%47%47%47%
ArizonaAssociate's degreeNumber147,000140,000139,000140,000146,000
ArizonaAssociate's degreePercent9%9%9%9%9%
ArizonaBachelor's degreeNumber239,000261,000267,000273,000268,000
ArizonaBachelor's degreePercent15%16%17%17%17%
ArizonaGraduate degreeNumber138,000151,000152,000167,000157,000
ArizonaGraduate degreePercent9%9%9%10%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%
ArizonaNumber6,1905,9885,9975,8976,086
ArizonaPercent7.1%7.0%6.9%6.9%7.0%
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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
ArizonaNumber477468475473440
ArizonaRate per 100,0002827282826
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ArizonaNumber4646464645
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ArizonaNumber4647464239
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ArizonaNumber4645454444
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ArizonaNumber3644454245
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ArizonaNumber4546464646
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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%
ArizonaNumber435,000429,000421,000408,000394,000
ArizonaPercent27%27%26%26%25%
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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%
ArizonaNumber560,000556,000520,000515,000484,000
ArizonaPercent35%34%32%32%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%
ArizonaNumber664,000618,000573,000545,000550,000
ArizonaPercent41%38%35%34%34%
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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%
ArizonaBelow basicPercent44%44%42%40%38%
ArizonaAt or above basicPercent56%56%58%60%62%
ArizonaBelow proficientPercent76%75%74%72%70%
ArizonaAt or above proficientPercent24%25%26%28%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%
ArizonaBelow basicPercent34%33%32%31%28%
ArizonaAt or above basicPercent66%67%68%69%72%
ArizonaBelow proficientPercent74%71%69%69%65%
ArizonaAt or above proficientPercent26%29%31%31%35%
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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.
ArizonaPercent27%25%21%23%24%
ArizonaNumber23,61020,678N.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%
ArizonaNumber6,1905,9885,9975,8976,086
ArizonaPercent7.1%7.0%6.9%6.9%7.0%
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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
ArizonaNumber477468475473440
ArizonaRate per 100,0002827282826
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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%
ArizonaNumber614,000581,000570,000569,000584,000
ArizonaPercent40%38%37%37%38%
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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%
ArizonaNot a high school graduateNumber299,000303,000303,000275,000286,000
ArizonaNot a high school graduatePercent18%19%19%17%18%
ArizonaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber796,000763,000752,000764,000762,000
ArizonaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent49%47%47%47%47%
ArizonaAssociate's degreeNumber147,000140,000139,000140,000146,000
ArizonaAssociate's degreePercent9%9%9%9%9%
ArizonaBachelor's degreeNumber239,000261,000267,000273,000268,000
ArizonaBachelor's degreePercent15%16%17%17%17%
ArizonaGraduate degreeNumber138,000151,000152,000167,000157,000
ArizonaGraduate degreePercent9%9%9%10%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%
ArizonaNumber315,000354,000382,000388,000392,000
ArizonaPercent19%22%24%24%24%
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