Selected KIDS COUNT Indicators for Vermont

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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%
VermontNumber36,00035,00037,00034,00031,000
VermontPercent29%28%29%28%26%
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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%
VermontNumber46,00045,00040,00039,00036,000
VermontPercent36%36%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%
VermontNumber18,00019,00019,00019,00015,000
VermontPercent15%15%15%16%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.
VermontPercent10%9%7%7%11%
VermontNumber839675N.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%
VermontBelow basicPercent26%25%27%25%24%
VermontAt or above basicPercent74%75%73%75%76%
VermontBelow proficientPercent59%59%59%58%55%
VermontAt or above proficientPercent41%41%41%42%45%
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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%
VermontBelow basicPercent19%19%18%16%21%
VermontAt or above basicPercent81%81%82%84%79%
VermontBelow proficientPercent59%57%54%53%58%
VermontAt or above proficientPercent41%43%46%47%42%
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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%
VermontNot a high school graduateNumber7,0008,0006,0004,0007,000
VermontNot a high school graduatePercent6%6%5%4%6%
VermontHigh school diploma or GEDNumber60,00055,00054,00059,00050,000
VermontHigh school diploma or GEDPercent47%44%43%48%42%
VermontAssociate's degreeNumber12,00014,00013,00011,00014,000
VermontAssociate's degreePercent9%11%11%9%12%
VermontBachelor's degreeNumber27,00029,00031,00030,00030,000
VermontBachelor's degreePercent22%24%25%25%25%
VermontGraduate degreeNumber19,00018,00021,00017,00018,000
VermontGraduate degreePercent15%15%16%14%15%
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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%
VermontNumber2,0002,0001,0002,0002,000
VermontPercent2%2%1%2%1%
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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%
VermontNumber39,00038,00039,00041,00031,000
VermontPercent32%32%33%35%28%
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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%
VermontNot a high school graduateNumber7,0008,0006,0004,0007,000
VermontNot a high school graduatePercent6%6%5%4%6%
VermontHigh school diploma or GEDNumber60,00055,00054,00059,00050,000
VermontHigh school diploma or GEDPercent47%44%43%48%42%
VermontAssociate's degreeNumber12,00014,00013,00011,00014,000
VermontAssociate's degreePercent9%11%11%9%12%
VermontBachelor's degreeNumber27,00029,00031,00030,00030,000
VermontBachelor's degreePercent22%24%25%25%25%
VermontGraduate degreeNumber19,00018,00021,00017,00018,000
VermontGraduate degreePercent15%15%16%14%15%
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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%
VermontNumber382404370401432
VermontPercent6.1%6.7%6.2%6.7%7.1%
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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
VermontNumber2637263729
VermontRate per 100,0001826192721
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
VermontNumber14256
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
VermontNumber12981110
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
VermontNumber33345
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
VermontNumber11862210
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
VermontNumber23333
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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%
VermontNumber18,00019,00019,00019,00015,000
VermontPercent15%15%15%16%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%
VermontNumber36,00035,00037,00034,00031,000
VermontPercent29%28%29%28%26%
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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%
VermontNumber46,00045,00040,00039,00036,000
VermontPercent36%36%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%
VermontBelow basicPercent26%25%27%25%24%
VermontAt or above basicPercent74%75%73%75%76%
VermontBelow proficientPercent59%59%59%58%55%
VermontAt or above proficientPercent41%41%41%42%45%
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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%
VermontBelow basicPercent19%19%18%16%21%
VermontAt or above basicPercent81%81%82%84%79%
VermontBelow proficientPercent59%57%54%53%58%
VermontAt or above proficientPercent41%43%46%47%42%
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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.
VermontPercent10%9%7%7%11%
VermontNumber839675N.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%
VermontNumber382404370401432
VermontPercent6.1%6.7%6.2%6.7%7.1%
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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
VermontNumber2637263729
VermontRate per 100,0001826192721
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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%
VermontNumber39,00038,00039,00041,00031,000
VermontPercent32%32%33%35%28%
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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%
VermontNot a high school graduateNumber7,0008,0006,0004,0007,000
VermontNot a high school graduatePercent6%6%5%4%6%
VermontHigh school diploma or GEDNumber60,00055,00054,00059,00050,000
VermontHigh school diploma or GEDPercent47%44%43%48%42%
VermontAssociate's degreeNumber12,00014,00013,00011,00014,000
VermontAssociate's degreePercent9%11%11%9%12%
VermontBachelor's degreeNumber27,00029,00031,00030,00030,000
VermontBachelor's degreePercent22%24%25%25%25%
VermontGraduate degreeNumber19,00018,00021,00017,00018,000
VermontGraduate degreePercent15%15%16%14%15%
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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%
VermontNumber2,0002,0001,0002,0002,000
VermontPercent2%2%1%2%1%
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