Selected KIDS COUNT Indicators for Utah

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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%
UtahNumber219,000206,000186,000178,000184,000
UtahPercent25%23%21%20%20%
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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%
UtahNumber323,000302,000272,000249,000234,000
UtahPercent37%34%30%28%26%
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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%
UtahNumber138,000132,000130,000119,000116,000
UtahPercent16%15%15%13%13%
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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.
UtahPercent21%21%22%22%18%
UtahNumber7,9038,554N.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%
UtahBelow basicPercent31%33%32%29%26%
UtahAt or above basicPercent69%67%68%71%74%
UtahBelow proficientPercent66%69%67%63%60%
UtahAt or above proficientPercent34%31%33%37%40%
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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%
UtahBelow basicPercent28%25%27%25%24%
UtahAt or above basicPercent72%75%73%75%76%
UtahBelow proficientPercent68%65%65%64%62%
UtahAt or above proficientPercent32%35%35%36%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%
UtahNot a high school graduateNumber84,00090,00074,00084,00075,000
UtahNot a high school graduatePercent9%10%8%9%8%
UtahHigh school diploma or GEDNumber403,000383,000395,000386,000401,000
UtahHigh school diploma or GEDPercent46%43%44%43%44%
UtahAssociate's degreeNumber86,00095,000101,000101,00093,000
UtahAssociate's degreePercent10%11%11%11%10%
UtahBachelor's degreeNumber196,000200,000222,000221,000228,000
UtahBachelor's degreePercent22%23%25%24%25%
UtahGraduate degreeNumber108,000114,000102,000109,000112,000
UtahGraduate degreePercent12%13%11%12%12%
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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%
UtahNumber26,00038,00032,00052,00043,000
UtahPercent3%4%4%6%5%
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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%
UtahNumber181,000172,000168,000168,000172,000
UtahPercent21%20%19%19%19%
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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%
UtahNot a high school graduateNumber84,00090,00074,00084,00075,000
UtahNot a high school graduatePercent9%10%8%9%8%
UtahHigh school diploma or GEDNumber403,000383,000395,000386,000401,000
UtahHigh school diploma or GEDPercent46%43%44%43%44%
UtahAssociate's degreeNumber86,00095,000101,000101,00093,000
UtahAssociate's degreePercent10%11%11%11%10%
UtahBachelor's degreeNumber196,000200,000222,000221,000228,000
UtahBachelor's degreePercent22%23%25%24%25%
UtahGraduate degreeNumber108,000114,000102,000109,000112,000
UtahGraduate degreePercent12%13%11%12%12%
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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%
UtahNumber3,6553,5443,5223,5673,572
UtahPercent7.0%6.9%6.8%7.0%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
UtahNumber218226205202261
UtahRate per 100,0002425222228
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
UtahNumber131410910
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
UtahNumber13111088
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
UtahNumber3232313021
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
UtahNumber13144727
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
UtahNumber32222
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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%
UtahNumber138,000132,000130,000119,000116,000
UtahPercent16%15%15%13%13%
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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%
UtahNumber219,000206,000186,000178,000184,000
UtahPercent25%23%21%20%20%
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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%
UtahNumber323,000302,000272,000249,000234,000
UtahPercent37%34%30%28%26%
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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%
UtahBelow basicPercent31%33%32%29%26%
UtahAt or above basicPercent69%67%68%71%74%
UtahBelow proficientPercent66%69%67%63%60%
UtahAt or above proficientPercent34%31%33%37%40%
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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%
UtahBelow basicPercent28%25%27%25%24%
UtahAt or above basicPercent72%75%73%75%76%
UtahBelow proficientPercent68%65%65%64%62%
UtahAt or above proficientPercent32%35%35%36%38%
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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.
UtahPercent21%21%22%22%18%
UtahNumber7,9038,554N.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%
UtahNumber3,6553,5443,5223,5673,572
UtahPercent7.0%6.9%6.8%7.0%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
UtahNumber218226205202261
UtahRate per 100,0002425222228
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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%
UtahNumber181,000172,000168,000168,000172,000
UtahPercent21%20%19%19%19%
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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%
UtahNot a high school graduateNumber84,00090,00074,00084,00075,000
UtahNot a high school graduatePercent9%10%8%9%8%
UtahHigh school diploma or GEDNumber403,000383,000395,000386,000401,000
UtahHigh school diploma or GEDPercent46%43%44%43%44%
UtahAssociate's degreeNumber86,00095,000101,000101,00093,000
UtahAssociate's degreePercent10%11%11%11%10%
UtahBachelor's degreeNumber196,000200,000222,000221,000228,000
UtahBachelor's degreePercent22%23%25%24%25%
UtahGraduate degreeNumber108,000114,000102,000109,000112,000
UtahGraduate degreePercent12%13%11%12%12%
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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%
UtahNumber26,00038,00032,00052,00043,000
UtahPercent3%4%4%6%5%
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