Selected KIDS COUNT Indicators for State in South 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%
South CarolinaNumber381,000384,000376,000356,000332,000
South CarolinaPercent35%36%35%33%31%
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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%
South CarolinaNumber395,000345,000349,000346,000321,000
South CarolinaPercent36%32%32%32%29%
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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%
South CarolinaNumber297,000288,000292,000289,000256,000
South CarolinaPercent28%27%27%27%24%
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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.
South CarolinaPercent34%32%31%28%26%
South CarolinaNumber20,16018,891N.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%
South CarolinaBelow basicPercent41%38%39%40%35%
South CarolinaAt or above basicPercent59%62%61%60%65%
South CarolinaBelow proficientPercent74%72%72%72%67%
South CarolinaAt or above proficientPercent26%28%28%28%33%
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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%
South CarolinaBelow basicPercent29%31%30%31%35%
South CarolinaAt or above basicPercent71%69%70%69%65%
South CarolinaBelow proficientPercent68%70%68%69%74%
South CarolinaAt or above proficientPercent32%30%32%31%26%
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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%
South CarolinaNot a high school graduateNumber142,000139,000138,000152,000126,000
South CarolinaNot a high school graduatePercent13%13%13%14%12%
South CarolinaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber574,000555,000532,000525,000533,000
South CarolinaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent53%51%49%48%49%
South CarolinaAssociate's degreeNumber108,000107,000108,000109,000119,000
South CarolinaAssociate's degreePercent10%10%10%10%11%
South CarolinaBachelor's degreeNumber163,000169,000191,000187,000194,000
South CarolinaBachelor's degreePercent15%16%18%17%18%
South CarolinaGraduate degreeNumber92,000108,000107,000108,000114,000
South CarolinaGraduate degreePercent9%10%10%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%
South CarolinaNumber144,000148,000161,000167,000153,000
South CarolinaPercent13%14%15%15%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%
South CarolinaNumber428,000437,000420,000432,000413,000
South CarolinaPercent42%43%42%43%40%
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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%
South CarolinaNot a high school graduateNumber142,000139,000138,000152,000126,000
South CarolinaNot a high school graduatePercent13%13%13%14%12%
South CarolinaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber574,000555,000532,000525,000533,000
South CarolinaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent53%51%49%48%49%
South CarolinaAssociate's degreeNumber108,000107,000108,000109,000119,000
South CarolinaAssociate's degreePercent10%10%10%10%11%
South CarolinaBachelor's degreeNumber163,000169,000191,000187,000194,000
South CarolinaBachelor's degreePercent15%16%18%17%18%
South CarolinaGraduate degreeNumber92,000108,000107,000108,000114,000
South CarolinaGraduate degreePercent9%10%10%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%
South CarolinaNumber5,7815,6505,4565,4965,435
South CarolinaPercent9.9%9.9%9.6%9.7%9.4%
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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
South CarolinaNumber368354324306357
South CarolinaRate per 100,0003231282631
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South CarolinaNumber4345444241
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South CarolinaNumber3444413937
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South CarolinaNumber3940414343
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South CarolinaNumber4042423637
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
South CarolinaNumber4343413942
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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%
South CarolinaNumber297,000288,000292,000289,000256,000
South CarolinaPercent28%27%27%27%24%
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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%
South CarolinaNumber381,000384,000376,000356,000332,000
South CarolinaPercent35%36%35%33%31%
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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%
South CarolinaNumber395,000345,000349,000346,000321,000
South CarolinaPercent36%32%32%32%29%
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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%
South CarolinaBelow basicPercent41%38%39%40%35%
South CarolinaAt or above basicPercent59%62%61%60%65%
South CarolinaBelow proficientPercent74%72%72%72%67%
South CarolinaAt or above proficientPercent26%28%28%28%33%
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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%
South CarolinaBelow basicPercent29%31%30%31%35%
South CarolinaAt or above basicPercent71%69%70%69%65%
South CarolinaBelow proficientPercent68%70%68%69%74%
South CarolinaAt or above proficientPercent32%30%32%31%26%
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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.
South CarolinaPercent34%32%31%28%26%
South CarolinaNumber20,16018,891N.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%
South CarolinaNumber5,7815,6505,4565,4965,435
South CarolinaPercent9.9%9.9%9.6%9.7%9.4%
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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
South CarolinaNumber368354324306357
South CarolinaRate per 100,0003231282631
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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%
South CarolinaNumber428,000437,000420,000432,000413,000
South CarolinaPercent42%43%42%43%40%
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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%
South CarolinaNot a high school graduateNumber142,000139,000138,000152,000126,000
South CarolinaNot a high school graduatePercent13%13%13%14%12%
South CarolinaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber574,000555,000532,000525,000533,000
South CarolinaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent53%51%49%48%49%
South CarolinaAssociate's degreeNumber108,000107,000108,000109,000119,000
South CarolinaAssociate's degreePercent10%10%10%10%11%
South CarolinaBachelor's degreeNumber163,000169,000191,000187,000194,000
South CarolinaBachelor's degreePercent15%16%18%17%18%
South CarolinaGraduate degreeNumber92,000108,000107,000108,000114,000
South CarolinaGraduate degreePercent9%10%10%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%
South CarolinaNumber144,000148,000161,000167,000153,000
South CarolinaPercent13%14%15%15%14%
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