Selected KIDS COUNT Indicators for State in Pennsylvania

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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%
PennsylvaniaNumber854,000832,000822,000797,000776,000
PennsylvaniaPercent31%30%30%30%29%
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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%
PennsylvaniaNumber968,000897,000866,000856,000799,000
PennsylvaniaPercent35%33%32%32%30%
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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%
PennsylvaniaNumber532,000532,000516,000514,000513,000
PennsylvaniaPercent20%20%19%19%19%
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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.
PennsylvaniaPercent19%16%14%12%12%
PennsylvaniaNumber31,58524,831N.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%
PennsylvaniaBelow basicPercent27%30%26%27%26%
PennsylvaniaAt or above basicPercent73%70%74%73%74%
PennsylvaniaBelow proficientPercent60%63%59%60%59%
PennsylvaniaAt or above proficientPercent40%37%41%40%41%
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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%
PennsylvaniaBelow basicPercent23%22%26%22%28%
PennsylvaniaAt or above basicPercent77%78%74%78%72%
PennsylvaniaBelow proficientPercent62%60%61%58%64%
PennsylvaniaAt or above proficientPercent38%40%39%42%36%
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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%
PennsylvaniaNot a high school graduateNumber298,000268,000279,000267,000264,000
PennsylvaniaNot a high school graduatePercent11%10%10%10%10%
PennsylvaniaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber1,320,0001,322,0001,231,0001,245,0001,209,000
PennsylvaniaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent48%48%45%46%45%
PennsylvaniaAssociate's degreeNumber276,000255,000266,000262,000274,000
PennsylvaniaAssociate's degreePercent10%9%10%10%10%
PennsylvaniaBachelor's degreeNumber515,000532,000562,000542,000553,000
PennsylvaniaBachelor's degreePercent19%19%21%20%21%
PennsylvaniaGraduate degreeNumber342,000350,000373,000376,000381,000
PennsylvaniaGraduate degreePercent12%13%14%14%14%
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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%
PennsylvaniaNumber300,000311,000313,000350,000337,000
PennsylvaniaPercent11%11%11%13%12%
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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%
PennsylvaniaNumber912,000904,000901,000905,000914,000
PennsylvaniaPercent34%35%35%35%36%
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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%
PennsylvaniaNot a high school graduateNumber298,000268,000279,000267,000264,000
PennsylvaniaNot a high school graduatePercent11%10%10%10%10%
PennsylvaniaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber1,320,0001,322,0001,231,0001,245,0001,209,000
PennsylvaniaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent48%48%45%46%45%
PennsylvaniaAssociate's degreeNumber276,000255,000266,000262,000274,000
PennsylvaniaAssociate's degreePercent10%9%10%10%10%
PennsylvaniaBachelor's degreeNumber515,000532,000562,000542,000553,000
PennsylvaniaBachelor's degreePercent19%19%21%20%21%
PennsylvaniaGraduate degreeNumber342,000350,000373,000376,000381,000
PennsylvaniaGraduate degreePercent12%13%14%14%14%
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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%
PennsylvaniaNumber11,94111,66211,49211,21911,713
PennsylvaniaPercent8.4%8.2%8.1%8.0%8.3%
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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
PennsylvaniaNumber774754762680614
PennsylvaniaRate per 100,0002525262321
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
PennsylvaniaNumber1516161718
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
PennsylvaniaNumber1717171922
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
PennsylvaniaNumber887710
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
PennsylvaniaNumber1821252113
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
PennsylvaniaNumber2424232525
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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%
PennsylvaniaNumber532,000532,000516,000514,000513,000
PennsylvaniaPercent20%20%19%19%19%
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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%
PennsylvaniaNumber854,000832,000822,000797,000776,000
PennsylvaniaPercent31%30%30%30%29%
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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%
PennsylvaniaNumber968,000897,000866,000856,000799,000
PennsylvaniaPercent35%33%32%32%30%
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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%
PennsylvaniaBelow basicPercent27%30%26%27%26%
PennsylvaniaAt or above basicPercent73%70%74%73%74%
PennsylvaniaBelow proficientPercent60%63%59%60%59%
PennsylvaniaAt or above proficientPercent40%37%41%40%41%
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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%
PennsylvaniaBelow basicPercent23%22%26%22%28%
PennsylvaniaAt or above basicPercent77%78%74%78%72%
PennsylvaniaBelow proficientPercent62%60%61%58%64%
PennsylvaniaAt or above proficientPercent38%40%39%42%36%
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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.
PennsylvaniaPercent19%16%14%12%12%
PennsylvaniaNumber31,58524,831N.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%
PennsylvaniaNumber11,94111,66211,49211,21911,713
PennsylvaniaPercent8.4%8.2%8.1%8.0%8.3%
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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
PennsylvaniaNumber774754762680614
PennsylvaniaRate per 100,0002525262321
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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%
PennsylvaniaNumber912,000904,000901,000905,000914,000
PennsylvaniaPercent34%35%35%35%36%
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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%
PennsylvaniaNot a high school graduateNumber298,000268,000279,000267,000264,000
PennsylvaniaNot a high school graduatePercent11%10%10%10%10%
PennsylvaniaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber1,320,0001,322,0001,231,0001,245,0001,209,000
PennsylvaniaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent48%48%45%46%45%
PennsylvaniaAssociate's degreeNumber276,000255,000266,000262,000274,000
PennsylvaniaAssociate's degreePercent10%9%10%10%10%
PennsylvaniaBachelor's degreeNumber515,000532,000562,000542,000553,000
PennsylvaniaBachelor's degreePercent19%19%21%20%21%
PennsylvaniaGraduate degreeNumber342,000350,000373,000376,000381,000
PennsylvaniaGraduate degreePercent12%13%14%14%14%
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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%
PennsylvaniaNumber300,000311,000313,000350,000337,000
PennsylvaniaPercent11%11%11%13%12%
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