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2017 KIDS COUNT PROFILE | OVERALL

KENTUCKY
RANK

KENTUCKY UNITED STATES


DOMAIN
RANK
CHILDREN IN POVERTY
26% 26% 22% 21%
39
2010 2015 2010 2015
NUMBER OF CHILDREN
SAME BETTER
KY 256,000 US 15,000,000

CHILDREN WHOSE PARENTS LACK


34% 29%
ECONOMIC WELL-BEING

SECURE EMPLOYMENT 37% 33%


2010 2015 2010 2015
NUMBER OF CHILDREN
BETTER BETTER
KY 342,000 US 21,363,000

CHILDREN LIVING IN HOUSEHOLDS WITH


A HIGH HOUSING COST BURDEN 32%
2010
26% 2015
41%
2010
33%2015
NUMBER OF CHILDREN
BETTER BETTER
KY 267,000 US 24,646,000

TEENS NOT IN SCHOOL AND NOT WORKING


11%
2010
9%
2015
9%
2010
7%
2015
NUMBER OF TEENS
BETTER BETTER
KY 20,000 US 1,191,000

DOMAIN
RANK
YOUNG CHILDREN NOT IN SCHOOL
57% 60% 52% 53%
24
200911 201315 200911 201315
NUMBER OF CHILDREN
WORSE WORSE
KY 68,000 US 4,344,000

FOURTH GRADERS NOT PROFICIENT IN READING


60% 65%
EDUCATION

64% 68%
2009 2015 2009 2015
NUMBER OF CHILDREN
BETTER BETTER
KY N.A. US N.A.

EIGHTH GRADERS NOT PROFICIENT IN MATH


73%
2009
72%
2015
67%
2009
68%2015
NUMBER OF CHILDREN
BETTER WORSE
KY N.A. US N.A.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS NOT GRADUATING


ON TIME N.A.
2010/11
12%
2014/15
21%
2010/11
17%
2014/15
NUMBER OF TEENS
N.A. BETTER
KY N.A. US N.A.

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KENTUCKY
RANK

KENTUCKY UNITED STATES


DOMAIN
RANK
LOW-BIRTHWEIGHT BABIES
9.0%
2010
8.7% 2015
8.1%
2010
8.1% 2015

22 NUMBER OF BABIES
KY 4,846 US 320,869 BETTER SAME

CHILDREN WITHOUT HEALTH INSURANCE


4% 5%
HEALTH

6% 8%
2010 2015 2010 2015
NUMBER OF CHILDREN
BETTER BETTER
KY 43,000 US 3,534,000

CHILD AND TEEN DEATHS PER 100,000


32
2010
31
2015
26
2010
25
2015
NUMBER OF DEATHS
BETTER BETTER
KY 330 US 19,562

TEENS WHO ABUSE ALCOHOL OR DRUGS


7%
200910
4%
201314
7%
200910
5%
201314
NUMBER OF TEENS
BETTER BETTER
KY 15,000 US 1,276,000

DOMAIN
RANK
CHILDREN IN SINGLE-PARENT FAMILIES
35%
2010
36% 2015
34%
2010
35% 2015

38 NUMBER OF CHILDREN
KY 332,000 US 24,444,000 WORSE WORSE

CHILDREN IN FAMILIES WHERE THE HOUSEHOLD


FAMILY AND COMMUNITY

HEAD LACKS A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA


14%
2010
11%
2015
15%
2010
14% 2015
NUMBER OF CHILDREN
BETTER BETTER
KY 114,000 US 10,137,000

CHILDREN LIVING IN HIGH-POVERTY AREAS


16%
200812
16%201115
13%
200812
14%
201115
NUMBER OF CHILDREN
SAME WORSE
KY 164,000 US 10,032,000

TEEN BIRTHS PER 1,000


46
2010
32
2015
34
2010
22
2015
NUMBER OF BIRTHS
BETTER BETTER
KY 4,503 US 229,715

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