Selected KIDS COUNT Indicators for West Virginia

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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%
West VirginiaNumber137,000132,000144,000138,000139,000
West VirginiaPercent35%34%38%36%37%
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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%
West VirginiaNumber102,00091,00097,00092,00082,000
West VirginiaPercent26%24%25%24%22%
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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%
West VirginiaNumber98,00092,000100,00092,00094,000
West VirginiaPercent26%25%27%25%25%
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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.
West VirginiaPercent23%22%22%20%19%
West VirginiaNumber5,2934,904N.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%
West VirginiaBelow basicPercent37%38%39%38%36%
West VirginiaAt or above basicPercent63%62%61%62%64%
West VirginiaBelow proficientPercent72%74%73%73%70%
West VirginiaAt or above proficientPercent28%26%27%27%30%
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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%
West VirginiaBelow basicPercent39%39%35%35%38%
West VirginiaAt or above basicPercent61%61%65%65%62%
West VirginiaBelow proficientPercent81%81%79%76%79%
West VirginiaAt or above proficientPercent19%19%21%24%21%
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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%
West VirginiaNot a high school graduateNumber49,00041,00043,00038,00036,000
West VirginiaNot a high school graduatePercent13%11%11%10%10%
West VirginiaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber211,000224,000213,000214,000222,000
West VirginiaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent55%58%56%56%58%
West VirginiaAssociate's degreeNumber35,00032,00041,00036,00032,000
West VirginiaAssociate's degreePercent9%8%11%9%9%
West VirginiaBachelor's degreeNumber59,00053,00053,00059,00054,000
West VirginiaBachelor's degreePercent15%14%14%15%14%
West VirginiaGraduate degreeNumber31,00032,00031,00035,00034,000
West VirginiaGraduate degreePercent8%8%8%9%9%
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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%
West VirginiaNumber29,00030,00035,00032,00033,000
West VirginiaPercent7%8%9%8%9%
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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%
West VirginiaNumber130,000125,000131,000130,000134,000
West VirginiaPercent36%35%37%37%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%
West VirginiaNot a high school graduateNumber49,00041,00043,00038,00036,000
West VirginiaNot a high school graduatePercent13%11%11%10%10%
West VirginiaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber211,000224,000213,000214,000222,000
West VirginiaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent55%58%56%56%58%
West VirginiaAssociate's degreeNumber35,00032,00041,00036,00032,000
West VirginiaAssociate's degreePercent9%8%11%9%9%
West VirginiaBachelor's degreeNumber59,00053,00053,00059,00054,000
West VirginiaBachelor's degreePercent15%14%14%15%14%
West VirginiaGraduate degreeNumber31,00032,00031,00035,00034,000
West VirginiaGraduate degreePercent8%8%8%9%9%
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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%
West VirginiaNumber1,8801,9851,9171,9551,852
West VirginiaPercent9.2%9.6%9.2%9.4%9.1%
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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
West VirginiaNumber139126133140146
West VirginiaRate per 100,0003330323436
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
West VirginiaNumber3936384339
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
West VirginiaNumber4033284031
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
West VirginiaNumber4747464646
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
West VirginiaNumber2727364141
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
West VirginiaNumber3334333533
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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%
West VirginiaNumber98,00092,000100,00092,00094,000
West VirginiaPercent26%25%27%25%25%
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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%
West VirginiaNumber137,000132,000144,000138,000139,000
West VirginiaPercent35%34%38%36%37%
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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%
West VirginiaNumber102,00091,00097,00092,00082,000
West VirginiaPercent26%24%25%24%22%
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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%
West VirginiaBelow basicPercent37%38%39%38%36%
West VirginiaAt or above basicPercent63%62%61%62%64%
West VirginiaBelow proficientPercent72%74%73%73%70%
West VirginiaAt or above proficientPercent28%26%27%27%30%
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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%
West VirginiaBelow basicPercent39%39%35%35%38%
West VirginiaAt or above basicPercent61%61%65%65%62%
West VirginiaBelow proficientPercent81%81%79%76%79%
West VirginiaAt or above proficientPercent19%19%21%24%21%
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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.
West VirginiaPercent23%22%22%20%19%
West VirginiaNumber5,2934,904N.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%
West VirginiaNumber1,8801,9851,9171,9551,852
West VirginiaPercent9.2%9.6%9.2%9.4%9.1%
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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
West VirginiaNumber139126133140146
West VirginiaRate per 100,0003330323436
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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%
West VirginiaNumber130,000125,000131,000130,000134,000
West VirginiaPercent36%35%37%37%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%
West VirginiaNot a high school graduateNumber49,00041,00043,00038,00036,000
West VirginiaNot a high school graduatePercent13%11%11%10%10%
West VirginiaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber211,000224,000213,000214,000222,000
West VirginiaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent55%58%56%56%58%
West VirginiaAssociate's degreeNumber35,00032,00041,00036,00032,000
West VirginiaAssociate's degreePercent9%8%11%9%9%
West VirginiaBachelor's degreeNumber59,00053,00053,00059,00054,000
West VirginiaBachelor's degreePercent15%14%14%15%14%
West VirginiaGraduate degreeNumber31,00032,00031,00035,00034,000
West VirginiaGraduate degreePercent8%8%8%9%9%
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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%
West VirginiaNumber29,00030,00035,00032,00033,000
West VirginiaPercent7%8%9%8%9%
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