Selected KIDS COUNT Indicators for Connecticut

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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%
ConnecticutNumber221,000223,000229,000216,000204,000
ConnecticutPercent28%28%29%28%27%
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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%
ConnecticutNumber351,000325,000300,000295,000280,000
ConnecticutPercent44%41%38%38%37%
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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%
ConnecticutNumber119,000117,000113,000114,000109,000
ConnecticutPercent15%15%15%15%15%
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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.
ConnecticutPercent25%25%15%14%13%
ConnecticutNumber11,40611,433N.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%
ConnecticutBelow basicPercent27%24%27%24%26%
ConnecticutAt or above basicPercent73%76%73%76%74%
ConnecticutBelow proficientPercent59%58%58%57%57%
ConnecticutAt or above proficientPercent41%42%42%43%43%
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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%
ConnecticutBelow basicPercent27%22%25%26%28%
ConnecticutAt or above basicPercent73%78%75%74%72%
ConnecticutBelow proficientPercent65%60%62%63%64%
ConnecticutAt or above proficientPercent35%40%38%37%36%
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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%
ConnecticutNot a high school graduateNumber76,00062,00064,00067,00065,000
ConnecticutNot a high school graduatePercent9%8%8%9%8%
ConnecticutHigh school diploma or GEDNumber325,000328,000300,000310,000294,000
ConnecticutHigh school diploma or GEDPercent40%41%38%40%39%
ConnecticutAssociate's degreeNumber60,00062,00072,00060,00059,000
ConnecticutAssociate's degreePercent7%8%9%8%8%
ConnecticutBachelor's degreeNumber191,000179,000196,000183,000188,000
ConnecticutBachelor's degreePercent24%23%25%24%25%
ConnecticutGraduate degreeNumber149,000159,000154,000152,000156,000
ConnecticutGraduate degreePercent19%20%20%20%20%
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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%
ConnecticutNumber68,00072,00071,00071,00073,000
ConnecticutPercent8%9%9%9%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%
ConnecticutNumber247,000251,000250,000252,000233,000
ConnecticutPercent32%33%33%34%32%
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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%
ConnecticutNot a high school graduateNumber76,00062,00064,00067,00065,000
ConnecticutNot a high school graduatePercent9%8%8%9%8%
ConnecticutHigh school diploma or GEDNumber325,000328,000300,000310,000294,000
ConnecticutHigh school diploma or GEDPercent40%41%38%40%39%
ConnecticutAssociate's degreeNumber60,00062,00072,00060,00059,000
ConnecticutAssociate's degreePercent7%8%9%8%8%
ConnecticutBachelor's degreeNumber191,000179,000196,000183,000188,000
ConnecticutBachelor's degreePercent24%23%25%24%25%
ConnecticutGraduate degreeNumber149,000159,000154,000152,000156,000
ConnecticutGraduate degreePercent19%20%20%20%20%
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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%
ConnecticutNumber3,0112,8832,8682,8202,763
ConnecticutPercent8.0%7.7%7.9%7.8%7.6%
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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
ConnecticutNumber149160171148128
ConnecticutRate per 100,0001718201715
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KIDS COUNT overall rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ConnecticutNumber78765
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Economic Well-Being Rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ConnecticutNumber1016151516
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Education rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ConnecticutNumber65553
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Health rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ConnecticutNumber441442
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Family and community rank (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ConnecticutNumber131191011
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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%
ConnecticutNumber119,000117,000113,000114,000109,000
ConnecticutPercent15%15%15%15%15%
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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%
ConnecticutNumber221,000223,000229,000216,000204,000
ConnecticutPercent28%28%29%28%27%
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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%
ConnecticutNumber351,000325,000300,000295,000280,000
ConnecticutPercent44%41%38%38%37%
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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%
ConnecticutBelow basicPercent27%24%27%24%26%
ConnecticutAt or above basicPercent73%76%73%76%74%
ConnecticutBelow proficientPercent59%58%58%57%57%
ConnecticutAt or above proficientPercent41%42%42%43%43%
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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%
ConnecticutBelow basicPercent27%22%25%26%28%
ConnecticutAt or above basicPercent73%78%75%74%72%
ConnecticutBelow proficientPercent65%60%62%63%64%
ConnecticutAt or above proficientPercent35%40%38%37%36%
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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.
ConnecticutPercent25%25%15%14%13%
ConnecticutNumber11,40611,433N.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%
ConnecticutNumber3,0112,8832,8682,8202,763
ConnecticutPercent8.0%7.7%7.9%7.8%7.6%
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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
ConnecticutNumber149160171148128
ConnecticutRate per 100,0001718201715
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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%
ConnecticutNumber247,000251,000250,000252,000233,000
ConnecticutPercent32%33%33%34%32%
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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%
ConnecticutNot a high school graduateNumber76,00062,00064,00067,00065,000
ConnecticutNot a high school graduatePercent9%8%8%9%8%
ConnecticutHigh school diploma or GEDNumber325,000328,000300,000310,000294,000
ConnecticutHigh school diploma or GEDPercent40%41%38%40%39%
ConnecticutAssociate's degreeNumber60,00062,00072,00060,00059,000
ConnecticutAssociate's degreePercent7%8%9%8%8%
ConnecticutBachelor's degreeNumber191,000179,000196,000183,000188,000
ConnecticutBachelor's degreePercent24%23%25%24%25%
ConnecticutGraduate degreeNumber149,000159,000154,000152,000156,000
ConnecticutGraduate degreePercent19%20%20%20%20%
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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%
ConnecticutNumber68,00072,00071,00071,00073,000
ConnecticutPercent8%9%9%9%9%
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