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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%
TexasNumber2,112,0002,087,0002,073,0002,036,0001,993,000
TexasPercent30%30%29%29%28%
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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%
TexasNumber2,525,0002,405,0002,268,0002,321,0002,309,000
TexasPercent36%34%32%33%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%
TexasNumber1,829,0001,777,0001,741,0001,729,0001,637,000
TexasPercent27%26%25%25%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.
TexasPercent25%21%19%18%16%
TexasNumber86,09374,924N.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%
TexasBelow basicPercent34%35%36%37%36%
TexasAt or above basicPercent66%65%64%63%64%
TexasBelow proficientPercent70%72%72%72%69%
TexasAt or above proficientPercent30%28%28%28%31%
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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%
TexasBelow basicPercent22%22%19%20%25%
TexasAt or above basicPercent78%78%81%80%75%
TexasBelow proficientPercent65%64%60%62%68%
TexasAt or above proficientPercent35%36%40%38%32%
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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%
TexasNot a high school graduateNumber1,613,0001,590,0001,520,0001,536,0001,506,000
TexasNot a high school graduatePercent23%23%22%22%21%
TexasHigh school diploma or GEDNumber3,171,0003,202,0003,230,0003,200,0003,210,000
TexasHigh school diploma or GEDPercent46%46%46%45%45%
TexasAssociate's degreeNumber480,000482,000468,000498,000513,000
TexasAssociate's degreePercent7%7%7%7%7%
TexasBachelor's degreeNumber1,125,0001,095,0001,198,0001,221,0001,271,000
TexasBachelor's degreePercent16%16%17%17%18%
TexasGraduate degreeNumber554,000599,000616,000649,000693,000
TexasGraduate degreePercent8%9%9%9%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%
TexasNumber1,209,0001,283,0001,332,0001,329,0001,251,000
TexasPercent18%19%19%19%18%
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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%
TexasNumber2,363,0002,356,0002,383,0002,416,0002,442,000
TexasPercent36%36%36%36%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%
TexasNot a high school graduateNumber1,613,0001,590,0001,520,0001,536,0001,506,000
TexasNot a high school graduatePercent23%23%22%22%21%
TexasHigh school diploma or GEDNumber3,171,0003,202,0003,230,0003,200,0003,210,000
TexasHigh school diploma or GEDPercent46%46%46%45%45%
TexasAssociate's degreeNumber480,000482,000468,000498,000513,000
TexasAssociate's degreePercent7%7%7%7%7%
TexasBachelor's degreeNumber1,125,0001,095,0001,198,0001,221,0001,271,000
TexasBachelor's degreePercent16%16%17%17%18%
TexasGraduate degreeNumber554,000599,000616,000649,000693,000
TexasGraduate degreePercent8%9%9%9%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%
TexasNumber32,48632,01831,60732,15932,744
TexasPercent8.4%8.5%8.3%8.3%8.2%
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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
TexasNumber1,8811,8971,8361,8781,863
TexasRate per 100,0002626252525
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
TexasNumber4442424143
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
TexasNumber3330323133
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
TexasNumber3029333332
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
TexasNumber4138414338
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
TexasNumber4747474747
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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%
TexasNumber1,829,0001,777,0001,741,0001,729,0001,637,000
TexasPercent27%26%25%25%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%
TexasNumber2,112,0002,087,0002,073,0002,036,0001,993,000
TexasPercent30%30%29%29%28%
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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%
TexasNumber2,525,0002,405,0002,268,0002,321,0002,309,000
TexasPercent36%34%32%33%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%
TexasBelow basicPercent34%35%36%37%36%
TexasAt or above basicPercent66%65%64%63%64%
TexasBelow proficientPercent70%72%72%72%69%
TexasAt or above proficientPercent30%28%28%28%31%
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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%
TexasBelow basicPercent22%22%19%20%25%
TexasAt or above basicPercent78%78%81%80%75%
TexasBelow proficientPercent65%64%60%62%68%
TexasAt or above proficientPercent35%36%40%38%32%
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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.
TexasPercent25%21%19%18%16%
TexasNumber86,09374,924N.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%
TexasNumber32,48632,01831,60732,15932,744
TexasPercent8.4%8.5%8.3%8.3%8.2%
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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
TexasNumber1,8811,8971,8361,8781,863
TexasRate per 100,0002626252525
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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%
TexasNumber2,363,0002,356,0002,383,0002,416,0002,442,000
TexasPercent36%36%36%36%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%
TexasNot a high school graduateNumber1,613,0001,590,0001,520,0001,536,0001,506,000
TexasNot a high school graduatePercent23%23%22%22%21%
TexasHigh school diploma or GEDNumber3,171,0003,202,0003,230,0003,200,0003,210,000
TexasHigh school diploma or GEDPercent46%46%46%45%45%
TexasAssociate's degreeNumber480,000482,000468,000498,000513,000
TexasAssociate's degreePercent7%7%7%7%7%
TexasBachelor's degreeNumber1,125,0001,095,0001,198,0001,221,0001,271,000
TexasBachelor's degreePercent16%16%17%17%18%
TexasGraduate degreeNumber554,000599,000616,000649,000693,000
TexasGraduate degreePercent8%9%9%9%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%
TexasNumber1,209,0001,283,0001,332,0001,329,0001,251,000
TexasPercent18%19%19%19%18%
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