Selected KIDS COUNT Indicators for Washington

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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%
WashingtonNumber517,000492,000489,000467,000444,000
WashingtonPercent33%31%31%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%
WashingtonNumber649,000617,000578,000548,000527,000
WashingtonPercent41%39%36%34%33%
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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%
WashingtonNumber283,000288,000295,000276,000246,000
WashingtonPercent18%19%19%18%16%
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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.
WashingtonPercent26%23%21%21%20%
WashingtonNumber22,35919,508N.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%
WashingtonBelow basicPercent30%32%33%28%29%
WashingtonAt or above basicPercent70%68%67%72%71%
WashingtonBelow proficientPercent64%67%66%60%60%
WashingtonAt or above proficientPercent36%33%34%40%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%
WashingtonBelow basicPercent25%22%23%21%26%
WashingtonAt or above basicPercent75%78%77%79%74%
WashingtonBelow proficientPercent64%61%60%58%61%
WashingtonAt or above proficientPercent36%39%40%42%39%
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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%
WashingtonNot a high school graduateNumber195,000192,000202,000190,000185,000
WashingtonNot a high school graduatePercent12%12%13%12%11%
WashingtonHigh school diploma or GEDNumber721,000736,000698,000706,000702,000
WashingtonHigh school diploma or GEDPercent46%46%44%44%44%
WashingtonAssociate's degreeNumber168,000162,000168,000176,000181,000
WashingtonAssociate's degreePercent11%10%11%11%11%
WashingtonBachelor's degreeNumber315,000303,000333,000331,000340,000
WashingtonBachelor's degreePercent20%19%21%21%21%
WashingtonGraduate degreeNumber176,000187,000193,000196,000200,000
WashingtonGraduate degreePercent11%12%12%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%
WashingtonNumber87,00089,00099,000110,000101,000
WashingtonPercent6%6%6%7%6%
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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%
WashingtonNumber453,000459,000461,000457,000455,000
WashingtonPercent30%30%30%30%30%
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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%
WashingtonNot a high school graduateNumber195,000192,000202,000190,000185,000
WashingtonNot a high school graduatePercent12%12%13%12%11%
WashingtonHigh school diploma or GEDNumber721,000736,000698,000706,000702,000
WashingtonHigh school diploma or GEDPercent46%46%44%44%44%
WashingtonAssociate's degreeNumber168,000162,000168,000176,000181,000
WashingtonAssociate's degreePercent11%10%11%11%11%
WashingtonBachelor's degreeNumber315,000303,000333,000331,000340,000
WashingtonBachelor's degreePercent20%19%21%21%21%
WashingtonGraduate degreeNumber176,000187,000193,000196,000200,000
WashingtonGraduate degreePercent11%12%12%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%
WashingtonNumber5,4645,3405,3475,5475,705
WashingtonPercent6.3%6.1%6.1%6.4%6.4%
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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
WashingtonNumber355343370345328
WashingtonRate per 100,0002120222119
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
WashingtonNumber1819181915
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
WashingtonNumber2828272726
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
WashingtonNumber2523202022
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
WashingtonNumber251285
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
WashingtonNumber1517171817
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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%
WashingtonNumber283,000288,000295,000276,000246,000
WashingtonPercent18%19%19%18%16%
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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%
WashingtonNumber517,000492,000489,000467,000444,000
WashingtonPercent33%31%31%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%
WashingtonNumber649,000617,000578,000548,000527,000
WashingtonPercent41%39%36%34%33%
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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%
WashingtonBelow basicPercent30%32%33%28%29%
WashingtonAt or above basicPercent70%68%67%72%71%
WashingtonBelow proficientPercent64%67%66%60%60%
WashingtonAt or above proficientPercent36%33%34%40%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%
WashingtonBelow basicPercent25%22%23%21%26%
WashingtonAt or above basicPercent75%78%77%79%74%
WashingtonBelow proficientPercent64%61%60%58%61%
WashingtonAt or above proficientPercent36%39%40%42%39%
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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.
WashingtonPercent26%23%21%21%20%
WashingtonNumber22,35919,508N.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%
WashingtonNumber5,4645,3405,3475,5475,705
WashingtonPercent6.3%6.1%6.1%6.4%6.4%
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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
WashingtonNumber355343370345328
WashingtonRate per 100,0002120222119
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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%
WashingtonNumber453,000459,000461,000457,000455,000
WashingtonPercent30%30%30%30%30%
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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%
WashingtonNot a high school graduateNumber195,000192,000202,000190,000185,000
WashingtonNot a high school graduatePercent12%12%13%12%11%
WashingtonHigh school diploma or GEDNumber721,000736,000698,000706,000702,000
WashingtonHigh school diploma or GEDPercent46%46%44%44%44%
WashingtonAssociate's degreeNumber168,000162,000168,000176,000181,000
WashingtonAssociate's degreePercent11%10%11%11%11%
WashingtonBachelor's degreeNumber315,000303,000333,000331,000340,000
WashingtonBachelor's degreePercent20%19%21%21%21%
WashingtonGraduate degreeNumber176,000187,000193,000196,000200,000
WashingtonGraduate degreePercent11%12%12%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%
WashingtonNumber87,00089,00099,000110,000101,000
WashingtonPercent6%6%6%7%6%
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