Selected KIDS COUNT Indicators for Tennessee

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Children whose parents lack secure employment (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
United StatesNumber24,159,00023,777,00023,101,00022,837,00022,061,000
United StatesPercent33%32%31%31%30%
TennesseeNumber556,000513,000496,000506,000479,000
TennesseePercent37%34%33%34%32%
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Children living in households with a high housing cost burden (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
United StatesNumber30,107,00029,486,00027,761,00026,339,00025,710,000
United StatesPercent41%40%38%36%35%
TennesseeNumber550,000529,000501,000481,000489,000
TennesseePercent37%35%34%32%33%
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Children in poverty (100 percent poverty) (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
United StatesNumber15,749,00016,387,00016,397,00016,087,00015,686,000
United StatesPercent22%23%23%22%22%
TennesseeNumber377,000386,000379,000390,000384,000
TennesseePercent26%26%26%27%26%
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Children ages 3 to 4 not attending preschool (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2006 - 2008 2007 - 2009 2008 - 2010 2009 - 2011 2011 - 2013
United StatesNumber4,381,0004,387,0004,234,0004,325,0004,428,000
United StatesPercent54%53%53%54%54%
TennesseeNumber98,00099,00093,00098,000101,000
TennesseePercent61%60%59%60%61%
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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.
TennesseePercent23%20%19%17%18%
TennesseeNumber17,61215,202N.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%
TennesseeBelow basicPercent39%37%40%33%34%
TennesseeAt or above basicPercent61%63%60%67%66%
TennesseeBelow proficientPercent73%72%74%66%67%
TennesseeAt or above proficientPercent27%28%26%34%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%
TennesseeBelow basicPercent36%35%36%31%32%
TennesseeAt or above basicPercent64%65%64%69%68%
TennesseeBelow proficientPercent77%75%76%72%71%
TennesseeAt or above proficientPercent23%25%24%28%29%
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Children by household head’s educational attainment (Number & Percent)

Location Education Level Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
United StatesNot a high school graduateNumber11,338,00011,131,00010,887,00010,533,00010,412,000
United StatesNot a high school graduatePercent15%15%15%14%14%
United StatesHigh school diploma or GEDNumber35,123,00034,617,00034,157,00033,544,00032,958,000
United StatesHigh school diploma or GEDPercent47%47%46%46%45%
United StatesAssociate's degreeNumber6,358,0006,469,0006,564,0006,690,0006,783,000
United StatesAssociate's degreePercent9%9%9%9%9%
United StatesBachelor's degreeNumber13,227,00013,366,00013,501,00014,044,00014,218,000
United StatesBachelor's degreePercent18%18%18%19%19%
United StatesGraduate degreeNumber7,896,0008,103,0008,387,0008,670,0008,992,000
United StatesGraduate degreePercent11%11%11%12%12%
TennesseeNot a high school graduateNumber191,000188,000182,000180,000191,000
TennesseeNot a high school graduatePercent13%13%12%12%13%
TennesseeHigh school diploma or GEDNumber808,000810,000797,000791,000771,000
TennesseeHigh school diploma or GEDPercent54%54%53%53%52%
TennesseeAssociate's degreeNumber116,000114,000111,000121,000127,000
TennesseeAssociate's degreePercent8%8%7%8%9%
TennesseeBachelor's degreeNumber243,000240,000258,000251,000250,000
TennesseeBachelor's degreePercent16%16%17%17%17%
TennesseeGraduate degreeNumber133,000135,000142,000148,000150,000
TennesseeGraduate degreePercent9%9%9%10%10%
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Children living in high poverty areas (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2006 - 2010 2007 - 2011 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014
United StatesNumber7,879,0008,591,0009,362,00010,067,00010,333,000
United StatesPercent11%12%13%14%14%
TennesseeNumber197,000204,000215,000235,000242,000
TennesseePercent13%14%14%16%16%
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Children in single-parent families (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
United StatesPercent34%35%35%35%35%
United StatesNumber24,297,00024,718,00024,725,00024,647,00024,689,000
TennesseePercent37%37%37%38%37%
TennesseeNumber524,000516,000518,000532,000523,000
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Children by household head’s educational attainment (Number & Percent)

Location Education Level Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
United StatesNot a high school graduateNumber11,338,00011,131,00010,887,00010,533,00010,412,000
United StatesNot a high school graduatePercent15%15%15%14%14%
United StatesHigh school diploma or GEDNumber35,123,00034,617,00034,157,00033,544,00032,958,000
United StatesHigh school diploma or GEDPercent47%47%46%46%45%
United StatesAssociate's degreeNumber6,358,0006,469,0006,564,0006,690,0006,783,000
United StatesAssociate's degreePercent9%9%9%9%9%
United StatesBachelor's degreeNumber13,227,00013,366,00013,501,00014,044,00014,218,000
United StatesBachelor's degreePercent18%18%18%19%19%
United StatesGraduate degreeNumber7,896,0008,103,0008,387,0008,670,0008,992,000
United StatesGraduate degreePercent11%11%11%12%12%
TennesseeNot a high school graduateNumber191,000188,000182,000180,000191,000
TennesseeNot a high school graduatePercent13%13%12%12%13%
TennesseeHigh school diploma or GEDNumber808,000810,000797,000791,000771,000
TennesseeHigh school diploma or GEDPercent54%54%53%53%52%
TennesseeAssociate's degreeNumber116,000114,000111,000121,000127,000
TennesseeAssociate's degreePercent8%8%7%8%9%
TennesseeBachelor's degreeNumber243,000240,000258,000251,000250,000
TennesseeBachelor's degreePercent16%16%17%17%17%
TennesseeGraduate degreeNumber133,000135,000142,000148,000150,000
TennesseeGraduate 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%
TennesseeNumber7,1797,1767,3777,3077,297
TennesseePercent9.0%9.0%9.2%9.1%9.0%
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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
TennesseeNumber490462506455461
TennesseeRate per 100,0003129322929
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015
TennesseeNumber36393636
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015
TennesseeNumber38373638
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015
TennesseeNumber42423736
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015
TennesseeNumber16333130
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015
TennesseeNumber39373737
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Children in poverty (100 percent poverty) (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
United StatesNumber15,749,00016,387,00016,397,00016,087,00015,686,000
United StatesPercent22%23%23%22%22%
TennesseeNumber377,000386,000379,000390,000384,000
TennesseePercent26%26%26%27%26%
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Children whose parents lack secure employment (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
United StatesNumber24,159,00023,777,00023,101,00022,837,00022,061,000
United StatesPercent33%32%31%31%30%
TennesseeNumber556,000513,000496,000506,000479,000
TennesseePercent37%34%33%34%32%
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Children living in households with a high housing cost burden (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
United StatesNumber30,107,00029,486,00027,761,00026,339,00025,710,000
United StatesPercent41%40%38%36%35%
TennesseeNumber550,000529,000501,000481,000489,000
TennesseePercent37%35%34%32%33%
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Children ages 3 to 4 not attending preschool (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2006 - 2008 2007 - 2009 2008 - 2010 2009 - 2011 2011 - 2013
United StatesNumber4,381,0004,387,0004,234,0004,325,0004,428,000
United StatesPercent54%53%53%54%54%
TennesseeNumber98,00099,00093,00098,000101,000
TennesseePercent61%60%59%60%61%
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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%
TennesseeBelow basicPercent39%37%40%33%34%
TennesseeAt or above basicPercent61%63%60%67%66%
TennesseeBelow proficientPercent73%72%74%66%67%
TennesseeAt or above proficientPercent27%28%26%34%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%
TennesseeBelow basicPercent36%35%36%31%32%
TennesseeAt or above basicPercent64%65%64%69%68%
TennesseeBelow proficientPercent77%75%76%72%71%
TennesseeAt or above proficientPercent23%25%24%28%29%
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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.
TennesseePercent23%20%19%17%18%
TennesseeNumber17,61215,202N.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%
TennesseeNumber7,1797,1767,3777,3077,297
TennesseePercent9.0%9.0%9.2%9.1%9.0%
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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
TennesseeNumber490462506455461
TennesseeRate per 100,0003129322929
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Children in single-parent families (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
United StatesPercent34%35%35%35%35%
United StatesNumber24,297,00024,718,00024,725,00024,647,00024,689,000
TennesseePercent37%37%37%38%37%
TennesseeNumber524,000516,000518,000532,000523,000
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Children by household head’s educational attainment (Number & Percent)

Location Education Level Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
United StatesNot a high school graduateNumber11,338,00011,131,00010,887,00010,533,00010,412,000
United StatesNot a high school graduatePercent15%15%15%14%14%
United StatesHigh school diploma or GEDNumber35,123,00034,617,00034,157,00033,544,00032,958,000
United StatesHigh school diploma or GEDPercent47%47%46%46%45%
United StatesAssociate's degreeNumber6,358,0006,469,0006,564,0006,690,0006,783,000
United StatesAssociate's degreePercent9%9%9%9%9%
United StatesBachelor's degreeNumber13,227,00013,366,00013,501,00014,044,00014,218,000
United StatesBachelor's degreePercent18%18%18%19%19%
United StatesGraduate degreeNumber7,896,0008,103,0008,387,0008,670,0008,992,000
United StatesGraduate degreePercent11%11%11%12%12%
TennesseeNot a high school graduateNumber191,000188,000182,000180,000191,000
TennesseeNot a high school graduatePercent13%13%12%12%13%
TennesseeHigh school diploma or GEDNumber808,000810,000797,000791,000771,000
TennesseeHigh school diploma or GEDPercent54%54%53%53%52%
TennesseeAssociate's degreeNumber116,000114,000111,000121,000127,000
TennesseeAssociate's degreePercent8%8%7%8%9%
TennesseeBachelor's degreeNumber243,000240,000258,000251,000250,000
TennesseeBachelor's degreePercent16%16%17%17%17%
TennesseeGraduate degreeNumber133,000135,000142,000148,000150,000
TennesseeGraduate degreePercent9%9%9%10%10%
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Children living in high poverty areas (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2006 - 2010 2007 - 2011 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014
United StatesNumber7,879,0008,591,0009,362,00010,067,00010,333,000
United StatesPercent11%12%13%14%14%
TennesseeNumber197,000204,000215,000235,000242,000
TennesseePercent13%14%14%16%16%
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