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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%
CaliforniaNumber3,314,0003,228,0003,159,0002,993,0002,884,000
CaliforniaPercent36%35%34%33%32%
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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%
CaliforniaNumber4,820,0004,706,0004,438,0004,279,0004,128,000
CaliforniaPercent52%51%48%47%45%
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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%
CaliforniaNumber2,085,0002,167,0002,121,0002,047,0001,902,000
CaliforniaPercent23%24%23%23%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.
CaliforniaPercent29%22%20%18%16%
CaliforniaNumber151,963112,994N.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%
CaliforniaBelow basicPercent47%46%44%42%41%
CaliforniaAt or above basicPercent53%54%56%58%59%
CaliforniaBelow proficientPercent77%76%75%73%72%
CaliforniaAt or above proficientPercent23%24%25%27%28%
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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%
CaliforniaBelow basicPercent41%41%39%35%36%
CaliforniaAt or above basicPercent59%59%61%65%64%
CaliforniaBelow proficientPercent76%77%75%72%73%
CaliforniaAt or above proficientPercent24%23%25%28%27%
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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%
CaliforniaNot a high school graduateNumber2,271,0002,270,0002,146,0002,069,0002,039,000
CaliforniaNot a high school graduatePercent25%25%23%23%22%
CaliforniaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber3,882,0003,802,0003,819,0003,754,0003,731,000
CaliforniaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent42%41%42%41%41%
CaliforniaAssociate's degreeNumber641,000669,000674,000672,000661,000
CaliforniaAssociate's degreePercent7%7%7%7%7%
CaliforniaBachelor's degreeNumber1,502,0001,523,0001,529,0001,594,0001,614,000
CaliforniaBachelor's degreePercent16%16%17%17%18%
CaliforniaGraduate degreeNumber948,000947,000996,0001,037,0001,053,000
CaliforniaGraduate degreePercent10%10%11%11%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%
CaliforniaNumber1,176,0001,350,0001,485,0001,535,0001,518,000
CaliforniaPercent13%15%16%17%17%
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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%
CaliforniaNumber3,041,0003,023,0003,030,0002,996,0002,950,000
CaliforniaPercent34%34%35%34%34%
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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%
CaliforniaNot a high school graduateNumber2,271,0002,270,0002,146,0002,069,0002,039,000
CaliforniaNot a high school graduatePercent25%25%23%23%22%
CaliforniaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber3,882,0003,802,0003,819,0003,754,0003,731,000
CaliforniaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent42%41%42%41%41%
CaliforniaAssociate's degreeNumber641,000669,000674,000672,000661,000
CaliforniaAssociate's degreePercent7%7%7%7%7%
CaliforniaBachelor's degreeNumber1,502,0001,523,0001,529,0001,594,0001,614,000
CaliforniaBachelor's degreePercent16%16%17%17%18%
CaliforniaGraduate degreeNumber948,000947,000996,0001,037,0001,053,000
CaliforniaGraduate degreePercent10%10%11%11%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%
CaliforniaNumber34,64133,94633,65533,75333,586
CaliforniaPercent6.8%6.8%6.7%6.8%6.7%
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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
CaliforniaNumber2,1292,0711,9091,9271,850
CaliforniaRate per 100,0002121192019
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
CaliforniaNumber4041393836
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
CaliforniaNumber4546484947
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
CaliforniaNumber4039393835
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
CaliforniaNumber2329221411
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
CaliforniaNumber4241434241
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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%
CaliforniaNumber2,085,0002,167,0002,121,0002,047,0001,902,000
CaliforniaPercent23%24%23%23%21%
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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%
CaliforniaNumber3,314,0003,228,0003,159,0002,993,0002,884,000
CaliforniaPercent36%35%34%33%32%
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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%
CaliforniaNumber4,820,0004,706,0004,438,0004,279,0004,128,000
CaliforniaPercent52%51%48%47%45%
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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%
CaliforniaBelow basicPercent47%46%44%42%41%
CaliforniaAt or above basicPercent53%54%56%58%59%
CaliforniaBelow proficientPercent77%76%75%73%72%
CaliforniaAt or above proficientPercent23%24%25%27%28%
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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%
CaliforniaBelow basicPercent41%41%39%35%36%
CaliforniaAt or above basicPercent59%59%61%65%64%
CaliforniaBelow proficientPercent76%77%75%72%73%
CaliforniaAt or above proficientPercent24%23%25%28%27%
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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.
CaliforniaPercent29%22%20%18%16%
CaliforniaNumber151,963112,994N.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%
CaliforniaNumber34,64133,94633,65533,75333,586
CaliforniaPercent6.8%6.8%6.7%6.8%6.7%
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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
CaliforniaNumber2,1292,0711,9091,9271,850
CaliforniaRate per 100,0002121192019
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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%
CaliforniaNumber3,041,0003,023,0003,030,0002,996,0002,950,000
CaliforniaPercent34%34%35%34%34%
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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%
CaliforniaNot a high school graduateNumber2,271,0002,270,0002,146,0002,069,0002,039,000
CaliforniaNot a high school graduatePercent25%25%23%23%22%
CaliforniaHigh school diploma or GEDNumber3,882,0003,802,0003,819,0003,754,0003,731,000
CaliforniaHigh school diploma or GEDPercent42%41%42%41%41%
CaliforniaAssociate's degreeNumber641,000669,000674,000672,000661,000
CaliforniaAssociate's degreePercent7%7%7%7%7%
CaliforniaBachelor's degreeNumber1,502,0001,523,0001,529,0001,594,0001,614,000
CaliforniaBachelor's degreePercent16%16%17%17%18%
CaliforniaGraduate degreeNumber948,000947,000996,0001,037,0001,053,000
CaliforniaGraduate degreePercent10%10%11%11%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%
CaliforniaNumber1,176,0001,350,0001,485,0001,535,0001,518,000
CaliforniaPercent13%15%16%17%17%
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