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Children whose parents lack secure employment (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Georgia
Number
192,165
199,825
204,341
207,764
201,529
Georgia
Percent
8.2%
8.5%
8.7%
8.8%
8.5%
Clarke
Number
3,072
2,621
2,148
2,259
2,214
Clarke
Percent
15.6%
13.3%
10.8%
11.3%
10.9%
Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Georgia
Number
192,165
199,825
204,341
207,764
201,529
Georgia
Percent
8.2%
8.5%
8.7%
8.8%
8.5%
Clarke
Number
3,072
2,621
2,148
2,259
2,214
Clarke
Percent
15.6%
13.3%
10.8%
11.3%
10.9%
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Definitions: Numerator: Own children under 18 in families and subfamilies where no parent is in the labor force. Denominator: Own children under 18 in families and subfamilies. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator. Large differences in county values between years may be due in part to the margin of error.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Five Year Estimates, Table B23008.

Unemployment (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
439,284
391,220
338,590
285,343
264,209
Georgia
Percent
9.2%
8.2%
7.1%
6.0%
5.4%
Clarke
Number
5,065
4,542
3,908
3,470
3,323
Clarke
Percent
8.7%
7.8%
6.9%
6.1%
5.6%
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
439,284
391,220
338,590
285,343
264,209
Georgia
Percent
9.2%
8.2%
7.1%
6.0%
5.4%
Clarke
Number
5,065
4,542
3,908
3,470
3,323
Clarke
Percent
8.7%
7.8%
6.9%
6.1%
5.6%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of unemployed persons. Denominator: Number of persons in the labor force. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Georgia Department of Labor, Labor Information Systems Office, Yearly Data.

Households with children receiving Food Stamps (Number)

Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Georgia
Number
319,871
379,268
411,740
427,540
426,660
Clarke
Number
3,725
4,275
4,572
545
5,782
Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Georgia
Number
319,871
379,268
411,740
427,540
426,660
Clarke
Number
3,725
4,275
4,572
545
5,782
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Definitions: Number of households with children receiving Food Stamps.

Data Source: Division of Family and Children Services, Georgia Department of Human Resources.

Children enrolled in the WIC program, birth through 4 (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
345,448
NA
208,570
195,568
188,094
Clarke
Number
3,802
NA
2,038
1,810
1,688
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
345,448
NA
208,570
195,568
188,094
Clarke
Number
3,802
NA
2,038
1,810
1,688
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Definitions: Number of children receiving WIC, birth through age 4.

Data Source: Georgia Department of Public Health

Children living in poverty (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
672,149
655,194
646,960
610,161
572,102
Georgia
Percent
27.3%
26.7%
26.3%
24.7%
23.1%
Clarke
Number
6,649
8,020
8,195
8,835
6,451
Clarke
Percent
31.6%
38.4%
39.0%
41.6%
29.9%
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
672,149
655,194
646,960
610,161
572,102
Georgia
Percent
27.3%
26.7%
26.3%
24.7%
23.1%
Clarke
Number
6,649
8,020
8,195
8,835
6,451
Clarke
Percent
31.6%
38.4%
39.0%
41.6%
29.9%
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Definitions: The number and percentage of children age under age 18 who are living in families with income below the federal poverty level.

Data Source: United States Census 2000, U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, SF3, Tables P87 and P159A,B,H. For 2001 and later: United States Census Bureau, Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE). http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/saipe/index.html

Footnotes: Poverty is determined based on income received during the prior year. Poverty thresholds differ by family size and are updated annually for inflation using the Consumer Price Index.

Families, with children, with annual incomes of less than 150% of the federal poverty threshold (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Georgia
Number
390,274
402,082
405,742
406,796
397,715
Georgia
Percent
31.1%
32.3%
32.7%
32.7%
32.0%
Clarke
Number
4,755
5,037
4,689
4,823
4,623
Clarke
Percent
46.3%
49.3%
47.0%
47.9%
45.9%
Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Georgia
Number
390,274
402,082
405,742
406,796
397,715
Georgia
Percent
31.1%
32.3%
32.7%
32.7%
32.0%
Clarke
Number
4,755
5,037
4,689
4,823
4,623
Clarke
Percent
46.3%
49.3%
47.0%
47.9%
45.9%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of families with related children under 18 years with income less than 150% of federal poverty threshold. Denominator: Number of families with related children under 18 years. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.  Large differences in county values between years may be due in part to the margin of error.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Five Year Estimates, Table B17022.

Children not attending preschool, ages 3 to 4 (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Georgia
Number
141,392
141,941
143,178
140,932
139,036
Georgia
Percent
49.9%
50.2%
50.6%
50.4%
50.3%
Clarke
Number
1,687
1,631
1,779
1,509
1,491
Clarke
Percent
56.3%
55.5%
60.4%
53.0%
52.7%
Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Georgia
Number
141,392
141,941
143,178
140,932
139,036
Georgia
Percent
49.9%
50.2%
50.6%
50.4%
50.3%
Clarke
Number
1,687
1,631
1,779
1,509
1,491
Clarke
Percent
56.3%
55.5%
60.4%
53.0%
52.7%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of children not attending preschool, ages 3 to 4.  Denominator: Number of children ages 3 to 4. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.  Large differences in county values between years may be due in part to the margin of error.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Five Year Estimates, Table B14003

Children enrolled in the Georgia Pre-K program (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
81,683
81,453
80,430
80,825
80,874
Georgia
Percent
58.5%
58.1%
58.8%
57.9%
59.4%
Clarke
Number
990
948
922
893
890
Clarke
Percent
71.8%
68.2%
68.4%
64.2%
64.0%
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
81,683
81,453
80,430
80,825
80,874
Georgia
Percent
58.5%
58.1%
58.8%
57.9%
59.4%
Clarke
Number
990
948
922
893
890
Clarke
Percent
71.8%
68.2%
68.4%
64.2%
64.0%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of children enrolled in Georgia Pre-K Program. Denominator: Number of 4 year olds. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

Children enrolled in the Georgia Pre-K program from low-income families (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
47,802
44,906
42,829
42,839
41,457
Georgia
Percent
58.5%
55.1%
53.3%
52.9%
30.5%
Clarke
Number
784
684
636
561
487
Clarke
Percent
79.2%
72.2%
69.0%
62.8%
54.7%
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
47,802
44,906
42,829
42,839
41,457
Georgia
Percent
58.5%
55.1%
53.3%
52.9%
30.5%
Clarke
Number
784
684
636
561
487
Clarke
Percent
79.2%
72.2%
69.0%
62.8%
54.7%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of children enrolled in Georgia Pre-K Program from low-income families. Denominator: All children enrolled in Georgia Pre-K program. Rates calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

Footnotes: Note: Children from low-income families are classified as Category One if they participate in one of the following: Food Stamps, SSI, Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), CAPS program, or PeachCare for Kids. Children who participate in the free and reduced-price meal program through the center/school also may be counted.  For 2013-2014 and afterwards, children receiving Medicaid or PeachCare are not included as low-income.

Centers and family care homes rated in Quality Rated (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
305
625
1,096
1,342
Georgia
Percent
6%
12%
21%
27%
Clarke
Number
4
6
11
11
Clarke
Percent
9%
12%
24%
24%
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
305
625
1,096
1,342
Georgia
Percent
6%
12%
21%
27%
Clarke
Number
4
6
11
11
Clarke
Percent
9%
12%
24%
24%
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Definitions: Numerator: Total number of out-of-home child-care settings that are rated in Quality Rated. Denominator: Number of eligible settings. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.

Children absent more than 15 days from school (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
177,195
151,946
186,522
191,421
212,636
Georgia
Percent
9.6%
8.2%
9.9%
10.1%
11.2%
Clarke
Number
1,450
1,241
1,729
1,668
1,747
Clarke
Percent
11.0%
9.3%
12.6%
12.1%
12.5%
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
177,195
151,946
186,522
191,421
212,636
Georgia
Percent
9.6%
8.2%
9.9%
10.1%
11.2%
Clarke
Number
1,450
1,241
1,729
1,668
1,747
Clarke
Percent
11.0%
9.3%
12.6%
12.1%
12.5%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of students who are absent more than 15 days from school. Denominator: Number of students. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Office of Student Achievement Report Card www.gosa.georgia.gov and Georgia Department of Education.

Footnotes: The year listed is the second half of the school year; for example, 2016 refers to the 2015-2016 school year. Data for all school systems are now listed separately. For counties with one school system, the data have not changed. For counties with more than one school system, search for each “School District” in the county. If the denominator is less than 10 students, data are not presented in tables, graphs or downloaded data sets. For data by specific schools, go to www.gosa.georgia.gov.

Students who graduate from high school on time (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
88,715
89,499
98,465
101,087
104,059
Georgia
Percent
71.5%
72.5%
78.8%
79.4%
80.6%
Clarke
Number
533
487
602
554
560
Clarke
Percent
69.5%
63.2%
80.3%
80.1%
80.3%
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
88,715
89,499
98,465
101,087
104,059
Georgia
Percent
71.5%
72.5%
78.8%
79.4%
80.6%
Clarke
Number
533
487
602
554
560
Clarke
Percent
69.5%
63.2%
80.3%
80.1%
80.3%
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Definitions: Four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate (percentage of students who graduate within four years, including adjustments for student transfers).

Data Source: Governor’s Office of Student Achievement Report Card www.gosa.georgia.gov and Georgia Department of Education.

Footnotes: The year listed is the second half of the school year; for example, 2016 refers to the 2015-2016 school year. Data for all school systems are now listed separately. For counties with one school system, the data have not changed. For counties with more than one school system, search for each “School District” in the county. If the denominator is less than 10 students, data are not presented in tables, graphs or downloaded data sets. For data by specific schools, go to www.gosa.georgia.gov.

Teens who are high-school dropouts, ages 16-19 (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Georgia
Number
41,817
37,865
34,986
31,762
29,685
Georgia
Percent
7.3%
6.6%
6.1%
5.6%
5.2%
Clarke
Number
269
160
142
106
117
Clarke
Percent
1.9%
1.3%
1.1%
0.8%
0.9%
Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Georgia
Number
41,817
37,865
34,986
31,762
29,685
Georgia
Percent
7.3%
6.6%
6.1%
5.6%
5.2%
Clarke
Number
269
160
142
106
117
Clarke
Percent
1.9%
1.3%
1.1%
0.8%
0.9%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of youth ages 16 to 19 who are not enrolled in school and not high school graduates. Denominator: Number of youth ages 16 to 19. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.  Large differences in county values between years may be due in part to the margin of error.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Five Year Estimates, Table B14005.

Teens not in school and not working, ages 16-19 (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Georgia
Number
63,771
62,097
59,380
55,489
51,852
Georgia
Percent
11.1%
10.9%
10.4%
9.8%
9.1%
Clarke
Number
631
528
398
337
321
Clarke
Percent
4.4%
4.4%
3.1%
2.5%
2.4%
Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Georgia
Number
63,771
62,097
59,380
55,489
51,852
Georgia
Percent
11.1%
10.9%
10.4%
9.8%
9.1%
Clarke
Number
631
528
398
337
321
Clarke
Percent
4.4%
4.4%
3.1%
2.5%
2.4%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of youth who are not in the Armed Forces, are not enrolled in school, and not employed; ages 16 to 19. Denominator: Number of youth ages 16 to 19. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.  Large differences in county values between years may be due in part to the margin of error.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Five Year Estimates, Table B14005.

Third grade students achieving Developing Learner or above on Milestones English Language Arts assessment (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
88,044
91,534
100,627
Georgia
Percent
67.0%
67.5%
73.9%
Clarke
Number
560
660
701
Clarke
Percent
52.5%
60.1%
67.0%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
88,044
91,534
100,627
Georgia
Percent
67.0%
67.5%
73.9%
Clarke
Number
560
660
701
Clarke
Percent
52.5%
60.1%
67.0%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of third grade students achieving Developing Learner or above on the Milestones English Language Arts assessment. Denominator: Number of students taking the test. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Governor's Office of Student Achievement Report Card

Footnotes: The year listed is the second half of the school year; for example, 2016 refers to the 2015-2016 school year. Data for all school systems are listed separately. For counties with more than one school system, search for each “School District” in the county. If the denominator is less than 10 students, data are not presented in tables, graphs or downloaded data sets. For data by specific schools, go to http://gosa.georgia.gov/.

Third grade students achieving Proficient Learner or above on Milestones English Language Arts assessment (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
48,539
47,653
49,513
Georgia
Percent
36.9%
35.1%
36.4%
Clarke
Number
299
329
317
Clarke
Percent
28.0%
30.0%
30.3%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
48,539
47,653
49,513
Georgia
Percent
36.9%
35.1%
36.4%
Clarke
Number
299
329
317
Clarke
Percent
28.0%
30.0%
30.3%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of third grade students achieving Proficient Learner or above on the Milestones English Language Arts assessment. Denominator: Number of students taking the test. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Governor's Office of Student Achievement Report Card

Footnotes: The year listed is the second half of the school year; for example, 2016 refers to the 2015-2016 school year. Data for all school systems are listed separately. For counties with more than one school system, search for each “School District” in the county. If the denominator is less than 10 students, data are not presented in tables, graphs or downloaded data sets. For data by specific schools, go to http://gosa.georgia.gov/.

Fifth grade students achieving Developing Learner or above on Milestones English Language Arts assessment (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
93,167
98,130
103,508
Georgia
Percent
73.1%
75.7%
77.8%
Clarke
Number
579
578
625
Clarke
Percent
59.6%
61.7%
61.7%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
93,167
98,130
103,508
Georgia
Percent
73.1%
75.7%
77.8%
Clarke
Number
579
578
625
Clarke
Percent
59.6%
61.7%
61.7%
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Definitions: Number of fifth grade students achieving Developing Learner or above on the Milestones English Language Arts assessment. Denominator: Number of students taking the test. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Governor's Office of Student Achievement Report Card

Footnotes: The year listed is the second half of the school year; for example, 2016 refers to the 2015-2016 school year. Data for all school systems are listed separately. For counties with more than one school system, search for each “School District” in the county. If the denominator is less than 10 students, data are not presented in tables, graphs or downloaded data sets. For data by specific schools, go to http://gosa.georgia.gov/.

Fifth grade students achieving Developing Learner or above on Milestones Mathematics assessment (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
95,616
98,035
106,855
Georgia
Percent
74.8%
75.3%
80.0%
Clarke
Number
660
637
673
Clarke
Percent
69.8%
67.4%
65.6%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
95,616
98,035
106,855
Georgia
Percent
74.8%
75.3%
80.0%
Clarke
Number
660
637
673
Clarke
Percent
69.8%
67.4%
65.6%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of fifth grade students achieving Developing Learner or above on the Milestones Mathematics assessment. Denominator: Number of students taking the test. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Governor's Office of Student Achievement Report Card

Footnotes: The year listed is the second half of the school year; for example, 2016 refers to the 2015-2016 school year. Data for all school systems are listed separately. For counties with more than one school system, search for each “School District” in the county. If the denominator is less than 10 students, data are not presented in tables, graphs or downloaded data sets. For data by specific schools, go to http://gosa.georgia.gov/.

Fifth grade students achieving Proficient Learner or above on Milestones English Language Arts assessment (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
50,183
51,659
Georgia
Percent
39.4%
38.8%
Clarke
Number
270
328
Clarke
Percent
27.8%
32.4%
Location Data Type 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
50,183
51,659
Georgia
Percent
39.4%
38.8%
Clarke
Number
270
328
Clarke
Percent
27.8%
32.4%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of fifth grade students achieving Proficient Learner or above on the Milestones English Language Arts assessment. Denominator: Number of students taking the test. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Governor's Office of Student Achievement Report Card

Footnotes: The year listed is the second half of the school year; for example, 2016 refers to the 2015-2016 school year. Data for all school systems are listed separately. For counties with more than one school system, search for each “School District” in the county. If the denominator is less than 10 students, data are not presented in tables, graphs or downloaded data sets. For data by specific schools, go to http://gosa.georgia.gov/.

Fifth grade students achieving Proficient Learner or above on Milestones Mathematics assessment (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
48,930
49,790
49,661
Georgia
Percent
38.3%
38.2%
37.2%
Clarke
Number
318
299
321
Clarke
Percent
33.7%
31.6%
31.3%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
48,930
49,790
49,661
Georgia
Percent
38.3%
38.2%
37.2%
Clarke
Number
318
299
321
Clarke
Percent
33.7%
31.6%
31.3%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of fifth grade students achieving Proficient Learner or above on the Milestones Mathematics assessment. Denominator: Number of students taking the test. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Governor's Office of Student Achievement Report Card

Footnotes: The year listed is the second half of the school year; for example, 2016 refers to the 2015-2016 school year. Data for all school systems are listed separately. For counties with more than one school system, search for each “School District” in the county. If the denominator is less than 10 students, data are not presented in tables, graphs or downloaded data sets. For data by specific schools, go to http://gosa.georgia.gov/.

Eighth grade students achieving Developing Learner or above on Milestones English Language Arts assessment (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
98,593
103,331
105,771
Georgia
Percent
76.0%
80.4%
82.9%
Clarke
Number
528
541
576
Clarke
Percent
60.1%
65.3%
67.6%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
98,593
103,331
105,771
Georgia
Percent
76.0%
80.4%
82.9%
Clarke
Number
528
541
576
Clarke
Percent
60.1%
65.3%
67.6%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of eight grade students achieving Developing Learner or above on the Milestones English Language Arts assessment. Denominator: Number of students taking the test. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Governor's Office of Student Achievement Report Card

Footnotes: The year listed is the second half of the school year; for example, 2016 refers to the 2015-2016 school year. Data for all school systems are listed separately. For counties with more than one school system, search for each “School District” in the county. If the denominator is less than 10 students, data are not presented in tables, graphs or downloaded data sets. For data by specific schools, go to http://gosa.georgia.gov/.

Eighth grade students achieving Developing Learner or above on Milestones Mathematics assessment (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
98,026
83,997
85,517
Georgia
Percent
75.4%
76.5%
81.0%
Clarke
Number
536
544
583
Clarke
Percent
66.1%
68.2%
71.3%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
98,026
83,997
85,517
Georgia
Percent
75.4%
76.5%
81.0%
Clarke
Number
536
544
583
Clarke
Percent
66.1%
68.2%
71.3%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of eighth grade students achieving Developing Learner or above on the Milestones Mathematics assessment. Denominator: Number of students taking the test. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Governor's Office of Student Achievement Report Card

Footnotes: The year listed is the second half of the school year; for example, 2016 refers to the 2015-2016 school year. Data for all school systems are listed separately. For counties with more than one school system, search for each “School District” in the county. If the denominator is less than 10 students, data are not presented in tables, graphs or downloaded data sets. For data by specific schools, go to http://gosa.georgia.gov/.

Eighth grade students achieving Proficient Learner or above on Milestones English Language Arts assessment (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
50,711
56,594
54,429
Georgia
Percent
39.1%
44.0%
42.7%
Clarke
Number
206
218
252
Clarke
Percent
23.5%
26.3%
29.6%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
50,711
56,594
54,429
Georgia
Percent
39.1%
44.0%
42.7%
Clarke
Number
206
218
252
Clarke
Percent
23.5%
26.3%
29.6%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of eighth grade students achieving Proficient Learner or above on the Milestones English Language Arts assessment. Denominator: Number of students taking the test. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Governor's Office of Student Achievement Report Card

Footnotes: The year listed is the second half of the school year; for example, 2016 refers to the 2015-2016 school year. Data for all school systems are listed separately. For counties with more than one school system, search for each “School District” in the county. If the denominator is less than 10 students, data are not presented in tables, graphs or downloaded data sets. For data by specific schools, go to http://gosa.georgia.gov/.

Eighth grade students achieving Proficient Learner or above on Milestones Mathematics assessment (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
48,142
36,760
36,381
Georgia
Percent
37.0%
33.5%
34.5%
Clarke
Number
236
232
296
Clarke
Percent
29.1%
29.1%
36.2%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
48,142
36,760
36,381
Georgia
Percent
37.0%
33.5%
34.5%
Clarke
Number
236
232
296
Clarke
Percent
29.1%
29.1%
36.2%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of eighth grade students achieving Proficient Learner or above on the Milestones Mathematics assessment. Denominator: Number of students taking the test. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Governor's Office of Student Achievement Report Card

Footnotes: The year listed is the second half of the school year; for example, 2016 refers to the 2015-2016 school year. Data for all school systems are listed separately. For counties with more than one school system, search for each “School District” in the county. If the denominator is less than 10 students, data are not presented in tables, graphs or downloaded data sets. For data by specific schools, go to http://gosa.georgia.gov/.

Adult educational attainment: High-school graduate or higher (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Georgia
Number
5,270,217
5,358,162
5,451,056
5,551,508
5,656,652
Georgia
Percent
84.4%
84.7%
85.0%
85.4%
85.8%
Clarke
Number
51,912
53,195
54,499
55,914
57,135
Clarke
Percent
84.9%
85.1%
85.5%
86.3%
86.2%
Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Georgia
Number
5,270,217
5,358,162
5,451,056
5,551,508
5,656,652
Georgia
Percent
84.4%
84.7%
85.0%
85.4%
85.8%
Clarke
Number
51,912
53,195
54,499
55,914
57,135
Clarke
Percent
84.9%
85.1%
85.5%
86.3%
86.2%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of adults, ages 25 and older, who have at least a high school diploma or equivalency. Denominator: Number of adults, ages 25 and older. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.  Large differences in county values between years may be due in part to the margin of error.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Five Year Estimates, Table B15002.

Adult educational attainment: Bachelor's degree or higher (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Georgia
Number
1,733,171
1,767,834
1,814,893
1,873,484
1,938,090
Georgia
Percent
27.8%
28.0%
28.3%
28.8%
29.4%
Clarke
Number
24,947
24,690
25,074
26,061
27,008
Clarke
Percent
40.8%
39.5%
39.3%
40.2%
40.8%
Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Georgia
Number
1,733,171
1,767,834
1,814,893
1,873,484
1,938,090
Georgia
Percent
27.8%
28.0%
28.3%
28.8%
29.4%
Clarke
Number
24,947
24,690
25,074
26,061
27,008
Clarke
Percent
40.8%
39.5%
39.3%
40.2%
40.8%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of adults, ages 25 and older, who have at least a bachelor’s degree. Denominator: Number of adults, ages 25 and older. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.  Large differences in county values between years may be due in part to the margin of error.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Five Year Estimates, Table B15002.

GED graduates (Number)

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
15,145
14,790
4,718
9,756
10,029
Clarke
Number
118
141
45
61
55
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Georgia
Number
15,145
14,790
4,718
9,756
10,029
Clarke
Number
118
141
45
61
55
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Definitions: The number of GED graduates in each county for the fiscal year as reported by the Technical College System of Georgia.

Homeownership (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Georgia
Number
2,315,287
2,292,030
2,272,001
2,263,697
2,266,411
Georgia
Percent
66.0%
65.1%
64.2%
63.3%
62.8%
Clarke
Number
18,511
18,154
17,929
17,549
17,301
Clarke
Percent
45.2%
43.9%
42.6%
40.5%
38.5%
Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Georgia
Number
2,315,287
2,292,030
2,272,001
2,263,697
2,266,411
Georgia
Percent
66.0%
65.1%
64.2%
63.3%
62.8%
Clarke
Number
18,511
18,154
17,929
17,549
17,301
Clarke
Percent
45.2%
43.9%
42.6%
40.5%
38.5%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of occupied housing units that are owner occupied. Denominator: Number of occupied housing units. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator. Large differences in county values between years may be due in part to the margin of error.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Five Year Estimates, Table B25003.

Children living in single-parent families (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Georgia
Number
717,304
733,666
740,291
743,011
747,518
Georgia
Percent
33.2%
33.9%
34.2%
34.4%
34.6%
Clarke
Number
7,571
8,013
7,566
7,581
7,652
Clarke
Percent
41.1%
43.3%
41.2%
40.9%
40.6%
Location Data Type 2008 - 2012 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Georgia
Number
717,304
733,666
740,291
743,011
747,518
Georgia
Percent
33.2%
33.9%
34.2%
34.4%
34.6%
Clarke
Number
7,571
8,013
7,566
7,581
7,652
Clarke
Percent
41.1%
43.3%
41.2%
40.9%
40.6%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of children living with single mother or single father. Denominator: Number of children living in households. Rates calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.  Large differences in county values between years may be due in part to the margin of error.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Five Year Estimates, Table B09002.

Voter participation (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2004 2008 2012 2016
Georgia
Number
3,285,140
3,934,388
3,919,355
4,165,405
Georgia
Percent
77%
76%
72%
77%
Clarke
Number
36,892
45,701
40,631
45,688
Clarke
Percent
78%
77%
67%
76%
Location Data Type 2004 2008 2012 2016
Georgia
Number
3,285,140
3,934,388
3,919,355
4,165,405
Georgia
Percent
77%
76%
72%
77%
Clarke
Number
36,892
45,701
40,631
45,688
Clarke
Percent
78%
77%
67%
76%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of voters who participated in the most recent general election. Denominator: Number of registered voters during the most recent general election. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Secretary of State Office, Elections Division.

Low birth-weight babies (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
12,182
12,158
12,407
12,489
12,720
Georgia
Percent
9.4%
9.5%
9.5%
9.5%
9.8%
Clarke
Number
126
129
145
151
135
Clarke
Percent
8.6%
9.5%
10.9%
11.2%
10.0%
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
12,182
12,158
12,407
12,489
12,720
Georgia
Percent
9.4%
9.5%
9.5%
9.5%
9.8%
Clarke
Number
126
129
145
151
135
Clarke
Percent
8.6%
9.5%
10.9%
11.2%
10.0%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of low birth-weight births to Georgia residents. Denominator: Total number of live births. Rates calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Birth Certificate Records, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Office of Health Information and Policy. Data collection is the responsibility of the Vital Records Branch.

Infant Mortality (per 1,000) (Number & Rate per 1,000)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
878
931
1,004
1,023
962
Georgia
Rate per 1,000
6.7
7.2
7.7
7.8
7.4
Clarke
Number
7
10
13
8
7
Clarke
Rate per 1,000
4.8
7.4
9.8
5.9
5.2
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
878
931
1,004
1,023
962
Georgia
Rate per 1,000
6.7
7.2
7.7
7.8
7.4
Clarke
Number
7
10
13
8
7
Clarke
Rate per 1,000
4.8
7.4
9.8
5.9
5.2
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of deaths of infants residing in Georgia (regardless of where the death occurred) and less than 1 year of age. Denominator: Total number of live births. Rates calculation: 1,000 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Death Certificate Records, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Office of Health Information and Policy. Data collection is the responsibility of the Vital Records Branch.

Footnotes: LNE (low number event) indicates that there were 4 or fewer events on which rates would be based.

Teen pregnancies, ages 15-17 (per 1,000) (Number & Rate per 1,000)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
4,304
3,730
3,456
3,205
3,009
Georgia
Rate per 1,000
21.3
18.5
17.1
15.6
14.4
Clarke
Number
52
29
30
27
28
Clarke
Rate per 1,000
34.9
20.0
21.5
17.6
19.1
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
4,304
3,730
3,456
3,205
3,009
Georgia
Rate per 1,000
21.3
18.5
17.1
15.6
14.4
Clarke
Number
52
29
30
27
28
Clarke
Rate per 1,000
34.9
20.0
21.5
17.6
19.1
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of pregnancies to Georgia teen residents ages 15-17 at the time of the event. Denominator: Number of females age 15-17. Rates calculation: 1,000 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Birth Certificate Records, Fetal Death Certificate Records, and Abortion Certificate Records. Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Office of Health Information and Policy. Data collection is the responsibility of the Vital Records Branch.

Footnotes: Pregnancies resulting in live births, fetal deaths, and abortions are included. In the event of a multiple (e.g., twin) birth (or fetal death), the event is counted only once. For example, a birth of twins is only one pregnancy. LNE (low number event) indicates that there were 4 or fewer events on which rates would be based.

Teen mothers giving birth to another child before age 20 (ages 15-19) (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
2,290
1,870
1,678
1,502
1,392
Georgia
Percent
20.2%
18.4%
17.6%
17.2%
17.1%
Clarke
Number
26
25
19
17
13
Clarke
Percent
20.0%
22.5%
22.1%
20.5%
16.5%
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
2,290
1,870
1,678
1,502
1,392
Georgia
Percent
20.2%
18.4%
17.6%
17.2%
17.1%
Clarke
Number
26
25
19
17
13
Clarke
Percent
20.0%
22.5%
22.1%
20.5%
16.5%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of mothers ages 15-19 who gave birth and already have given birth to a child that is still living. Denominator: Number of teens ages 15-19 who gave birth. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Birth Certificate Records, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Office of Health Information and Policy. Data collection is the responsibility of the Vital Records Branch.

Footnotes: Records with previous birth information missing are excluded from the numerator and denominator. LNE (low number event) indicates that there were 4 or fewer events on which rates would be based.

Teen births, ages 15-19 (per 1,000) (Number & Rate per 1,000)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
11,444
10,251
9,635
8,810
8,213
Georgia
Rate per 1,000
33.6
30.3
28.3
25.5
23.5
Clarke
Number
135
112
86
85
82
Clarke
Rate per 1,000
18.6
15.8
12.9
11.5
11.9
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
11,444
10,251
9,635
8,810
8,213
Georgia
Rate per 1,000
33.6
30.3
28.3
25.5
23.5
Clarke
Number
135
112
86
85
82
Clarke
Rate per 1,000
18.6
15.8
12.9
11.5
11.9
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of births to Georgia teen residents ages 15-19 at the time of the birth. Denominator: Number of females age 15-19. Rates calculation: 1,000 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Birth Certificate Records. Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Office of Health Information and Policy. Data collection is the responsibility of the Vital Records Branch.

Footnotes: LNE (low number event) indicates that there were 4 or fewer events on which rates would be based.

Babies born to mothers with less than 12 years of education (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
21,027
19,300
20,056
19,799
18,699
Georgia
Percent
16.8%
15.6%
15.8%
15.3%
14.5%
Clarke
Number
282
257
230
255
205
Clarke
Percent
19.5%
19.0%
17.3%
18.9%
15.2%
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
21,027
19,300
20,056
19,799
18,699
Georgia
Percent
16.8%
15.6%
15.8%
15.3%
14.5%
Clarke
Number
282
257
230
255
205
Clarke
Percent
19.5%
19.0%
17.3%
18.9%
15.2%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of births to Georgia residents who were not high school graduates. Denominator: All births to Georgia residents. Rates calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Birth Certificate Records, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Office of Health Information and Policy. Data collection is the responsibility of the Vital Records Branch.

Footnotes: Records with mother’s educational attainment missing are excluded from the numerator and denominator. LNE (low number event) indicates that there were 4 or fewer events on which rates would be based.

First birth to mother age 20 or older with 12 years of education (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
35,192
35,306
35,562
36,082
38,772
Georgia
Percent
76.2%
77.8%
78.3%
79.2%
80.8%
Clarke
Number
465
415
469
445
477
Clarke
Percent
78.7%
78.7%
84.1%
81.5%
82.5%
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
35,192
35,306
35,562
36,082
38,772
Georgia
Percent
76.2%
77.8%
78.3%
79.2%
80.8%
Clarke
Number
465
415
469
445
477
Clarke
Percent
78.7%
78.7%
84.1%
81.5%
82.5%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of first births to Georgia residents who are at least 20 years old and have graduated high school. Denominator: Number of first births to Georgia residents. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Birth Certificate Records, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Office of Health Information and Policy. Data collection is the responsibility of the Vital Records Branch.

Footnotes: Records with age or mother's educational attainment missing are excluded from the numerator and denominator. LNE (low number event) indicates that there were 4 or fewer events on which rates would be based.

Children without health insurance (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Georgia
Number
238,594
221,128
205,200
191,483
Georgia
Percent
9.6%
8.9%
8.2%
7.7%
Clarke
Number
2,169
1,896
1,931
1,740
Clarke
Percent
10.4%
9.1%
9.2%
8.2%
Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016
Georgia
Number
238,594
221,128
205,200
191,483
Georgia
Percent
9.6%
8.9%
8.2%
7.7%
Clarke
Number
2,169
1,896
1,931
1,740
Clarke
Percent
10.4%
9.1%
9.2%
8.2%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of children without health insurance. Denominator: Number of children less than age 18. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.  Large differences in county values between years may be due in part to the margin of error.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Five Year Estimates, Table B27001.

Children enrolled in Medicaid or Peachcare (Number)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
1,185,325
1,175,563
1,301,636
1,309,451
1,290,176
Clarke
Number
11,541
13,369
17,932
18,841
13,809
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
1,185,325
1,175,563
1,301,636
1,309,451
1,290,176
Clarke
Number
11,541
13,369
17,932
18,841
13,809
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Definitions: Numerator:  Number of children enrolled in Medicaid or Peachcare.

Data Source: Georgia Department of Community Health

Child deaths, ages 1-14 (per 100,000) (Number & Rate per 100,000)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
331
386
366
381
364
Georgia
Rate per 100,000
17.0
19.8
18.8
19.6
18.7
Clarke
Number
1
3
0
0
4
Clarke
Rate per 100,000
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
331
386
366
381
364
Georgia
Rate per 100,000
17.0
19.8
18.8
19.6
18.7
Clarke
Number
1
3
0
0
4
Clarke
Rate per 100,000
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of deaths from all causes to children ages 1 through 14 residing in Georgia (regardless of where the death occurred). Denominator: Number of children ages 1 through 14. Rates calculation: 100,000 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Death Certificate Records, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Office of Health Information and Policy. Data collection is the responsibility of the Vital Records Branch.

Footnotes: LNE (low number event) indicates that there were 4 or fewer events on which rates would be based.

Teen deaths, ages 15-19 (per 100,000) (Number & Rate per 100,000)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
298
355
323
395
434
Georgia
Rate per 100,000
42.6
51.1
46.4
55.8
60.7
Clarke
Number
1
0
4
2
1
Clarke
Rate per 100,000
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
298
355
323
395
434
Georgia
Rate per 100,000
42.6
51.1
46.4
55.8
60.7
Clarke
Number
1
0
4
2
1
Clarke
Rate per 100,000
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of deaths to Georgia teen residents ages 15-19. Denominator: Number of Georgia teens ages 15-19. Rates calculation: 100,000 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Death Certificate Records, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Office of Health Information and Policy. Data collection is the responsibility of the Vital Records Branch.

Teen deaths by homicide, suicide and accident, ages 15-19 (per 100,000) (Number & Rate per 100,000)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
198
245
221
292
322
Georgia
Rate per 100,000
28.3
35.2
31.7
41.3
45.0
Clarke
Number
0
0
3
1
1
Clarke
Rate per 100,000
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
198
245
221
292
322
Georgia
Rate per 100,000
28.3
35.2
31.7
41.3
45.0
Clarke
Number
0
0
3
1
1
Clarke
Rate per 100,000
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
LNE
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of deaths by accident, homicide, and suicide to Georgia teen residents ages 15-19. Denominator: Number of Georgia teens ages 15-19. Rates calculation: 100,000 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Death Certificate Records, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Office of Health Information and Policy. Data collection is the responsibility of the Vital Records Branch.

Footnotes: These deaths (through 1998) were identified from the computer-generated “short codes” (clusters of the International Classification of Diseases [ICD-9] codes), and include all deaths with codes 50 to 62 inclusive. The ICD-10 codes were used to code cause of death on Georgia death certificates for 1999 and after. “Short codes” based on the ICD-10 classification were defined by the KIDS COUNT staff at the Rollins School of Public Health. Accidents include motor vehicle accidents and all other accidental deaths (i.e., deaths due to falls, fire, poisoning, etc.). LNE (low number event) indicates that there were 4 or fewer events on which rates would be based.

STD incidence for youth, ages 15-19 (per 1,000) (Number & Rate per 1,000)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
19,969
17,518
18,054
19,102
21,340
Georgia
Rate per 1,000
28.5
25.2
25.9
27.0
29.8
Clarke
Number
345
357
291
325
411
Clarke
Rate per 1,000
26.6
28.4
24.4
24.9
33.6
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
19,969
17,518
18,054
19,102
21,340
Georgia
Rate per 1,000
28.5
25.2
25.9
27.0
29.8
Clarke
Number
345
357
291
325
411
Clarke
Rate per 1,000
26.6
28.4
24.4
24.9
33.6
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of cases of a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that have been diagnosed in youth, ages 15-19. Denominator: Number of youth ages 15-19. Rate calculation: 1,000 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Epidemiology Branch, Notifiable Disease Section.

Footnotes: Sexually transmitted diseases include Chancroid, Chlamydia trachomatis, Gonorrhea, Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV), Syphilis - Primary, Syphilis - Secondary, Syphilis - Early Latent, Syphilis - Other, Syphilis – Congenital. LNE (low number event) indicates that there were 4 or fewer events on which rates would be based.

Children with a substantiated incident of child abuse and/or neglect (per 1,000) (Number & Rate per 1,000)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
19,033
17,977
25,350
26,230
17,435
Georgia
Rate per 1,000
7.6
7.2
10.2
10.5
7.0
Clarke
Number
160
207
341
353
248
Clarke
Rate per 1,000
7.5
9.7
16.0
16.3
11.4
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
19,033
17,977
25,350
26,230
17,435
Georgia
Rate per 1,000
7.6
7.2
10.2
10.5
7.0
Clarke
Number
160
207
341
353
248
Clarke
Rate per 1,000
7.5
9.7
16.0
16.3
11.4
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Definitions: Numerator: Unduplicated count of children with a substantiated incident of child abuse and/or neglect. Denominator: Number of children less than age 18. Rate calculation: 1,000 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Child Protective Services Data System, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Family and Children Services.

Footnotes: If there is substantial credible evidence that abuse or neglect has occurred, a report is determined to be substantiated. LNE (low number event) indicates that there were 4 or fewer events on which rates would be based.

Children with a substantiated incident of child abuse (per 1,000) (Number & Rate per 1,000)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
7,682
7,151
8,917
8,659
5,689
Georgia
Rate per 1,000
3.1
2.9
3.6
3.5
2.3
Clarke
Number
69
92
139
134
79
Clarke
Rate per 1,000
3.2
4.3
6.5
6.2
3.6
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
7,682
7,151
8,917
8,659
5,689
Georgia
Rate per 1,000
3.1
2.9
3.6
3.5
2.3
Clarke
Number
69
92
139
134
79
Clarke
Rate per 1,000
3.2
4.3
6.5
6.2
3.6
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Definitions: Numerator: Unduplicated count of children with a substantiated incident of child abuse. Denominator: Number of children less than age 18. Rate calculation: 1,000 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Child Protective Services Data System, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Family and Children Services.

Footnotes: LNE (low number event) indicates that there were 4 or fewer events on which rates would be based.

Children with a substantiated incident of child neglect (per 1,000) (Number & Rate per 1,000)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
12,972
12,454
18,950
20,335
13,607
Georgia
Rate per 1,000
5.2
5.0
7.6
8.1
5.4
Clarke
Number
98
121
239
251
194
Clarke
Rate per 1,000
4.6
5.7
11.2
11.6
8.9
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
12,972
12,454
18,950
20,335
13,607
Georgia
Rate per 1,000
5.2
5.0
7.6
8.1
5.4
Clarke
Number
98
121
239
251
194
Clarke
Rate per 1,000
4.6
5.7
11.2
11.6
8.9
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Definitions: Numerator: Unduplicated count of children with a substantiated incident of child neglect. Denominator: Number of children less than age 18. Rate calculation: 1,000 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Child Protective Services Data System, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Family and Children Services.

Footnotes: LNE (low number event) indicates that there were 4 or fewer events on which rates would be based.

Children leaving foster care who are reunified with their families or placed with a relative within 12 months of entering foster care (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Georgia
Number
3,172
2,962
2,724
3,110
2,960
Georgia
Percent
61.9%
68.3%
74.7%
75.1%
72.1%
Clarke
Number
5
18
21
39
26
Clarke
Percent
16.1%
69.2%
67.7%
61.9%
63.4%
Location Data Type 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Georgia
Number
3,172
2,962
2,724
3,110
2,960
Georgia
Percent
61.9%
68.3%
74.7%
75.1%
72.1%
Clarke
Number
5
18
21
39
26
Clarke
Percent
16.1%
69.2%
67.7%
61.9%
63.4%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of children exiting Foster Care who are reunified with their birth families or legally placed with a relative within 12 months of entering care. Denominator: Number of children exiting Foster Care who are reunified with their birth families or legally placed with a relative. Rates Calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Division of Family and Children Services, Georgia Department of Human Resources.

Crime rate, age 17 or older (per 1,000): Violent crime (Number & Rate per 1,000)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
57,614
54,724
54,929
49,397
45,271
Georgia
Rate per 1,000
7.6
7.2
7.1
6.3
5.7
Clarke
Number
939
976
845
883
936
Clarke
Rate per 1,000
9.4
9.7
8.4
8.5
9.0
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
57,614
54,724
54,929
49,397
45,271
Georgia
Rate per 1,000
7.6
7.2
7.1
6.3
5.7
Clarke
Number
939
976
845
883
936
Clarke
Rate per 1,000
9.4
9.7
8.4
8.5
9.0
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of violent crimes (part I crimes) committed by persons 17 years of age or older. Denominator: Population ages 17 and older. Rates Calculation: 1,000 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, Georgia Crime Information Center, Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Footnotes: Notes: UCR data is compiled directly from summary offense and arrest reports submitted from Georgia’s law enforcement agencies. Data presented does not include estimates for incidents or arrests that might have occurred but are not reported. Part 1 crimes include Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter, Manslaughter by Negligence, Forcible Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary-Breaking or Entering, Larceny-Theft (Except Motor Vehicle Theft), Motor Vehicle Theft, and Arson. Part II crimes include everything else except Traffic Offenses.

Crime rate, age 17 or older (per 1,000): Other crimes (burglaries, etc.) (Number & Rate per 1,000)

Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
268,106
256,034
253,851
232,755
217,130
Georgia
Rate per 1,000
35.4
33.5
32.8
29.6
27.3
Clarke
Number
4,583
4,205
3,731
3,210
3,010
Clarke
Rate per 1,000
45.9
41.7
37.1
31.1
28.9
Location Data Type 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
268,106
256,034
253,851
232,755
217,130
Georgia
Rate per 1,000
35.4
33.5
32.8
29.6
27.3
Clarke
Number
4,583
4,205
3,731
3,210
3,010
Clarke
Rate per 1,000
45.9
41.7
37.1
31.1
28.9
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of property crimes (part II crimes) committed by persons 17 years of age or older. Denominator: Population ages 17 and older. Rates Calculation: 1,000 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, Georgia Crime Information Center, Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Footnotes: UCR data is compiled directly from summary offense and arrest reports submitted from Georgia’s law enforcement agencies. Data presented does not include estimates for incidents or arrests that might have occurred but are not reported. Part 1 crimes include Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter, Manslaughter by Negligence, Forcible Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary-Breaking or Entering, Larceny-Theft (Except Motor Vehicle Theft), Motor Vehicle Theft, and Arson. Part II crimes include everything else except Traffic Offenses.

9th grade students reporting perception of negative risk with alcohol consumption (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
75,236
76,197
81,111
Georgia
Percent
82.5%
77.9%
76.2%
Clarke
Number
506
499
504
Clarke
Percent
81.0%
76.4%
69.4%
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
75,236
76,197
81,111
Georgia
Percent
82.5%
77.9%
76.2%
Clarke
Number
506
499
504
Clarke
Percent
81.0%
76.4%
69.4%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of students who think people risk harming themselves if they take one or two drinks of an alcoholic beverage nearly every day. Denominator: Number of students surveyed. Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Student Health Survey

9th grade students reporting alcohol use in the past 30 days. (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
11,324
9,461
9,283
Georgia
Percent
12.5%
9.7%
8.8%
Clarke
Number
46
34
61
Clarke
Percent
7.4%
5.2%
8.4%
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016
Georgia
Number
11,324
9,461
9,283
Georgia
Percent
12.5%
9.7%
8.8%
Clarke
Number
46
34
61
Clarke
Percent
7.4%
5.2%
8.4%
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Definitions: Numerator: Number of students reporting using alcohol on any day in the past 30 days.  Denominator:  Number of students surveyed.  Rate calculation:  100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Student Health Survey