2021 Kentucky KIDS COUNT Data Dashboard

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ECONOMIC SECURITY

Baseline Data

Latest Data

Change Since Baseline*

Data by Race/Ethnicity

CHILDREN IN POVERTY

(below 100% of the federal poverty level)
NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 205,000

25.9%

2014

20.9%

2019

CHILDREN IN LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

(below 200% of the federal poverty level)
NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 447,000

49%

2010-14

45%

2015-19

CHILDREN LIVING IN FOOD INSECURE HOUSEHOLDS

NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 179,000

17.9%

2019

HIGH RENTAL COST BURDEN

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS: 224,000

49%

2010-14

45%

2015-19

EDUCATION

Baseline Data

Latest Data

Change Since Baseline*

Data by Race/Ethnicity

OUT-OF-SCHOOL SUSPENSIONS

(rate per 100 students enrolled)
NUMBER OF SUSPENSIONS: 61,877

7.7

SY 2013-14

9.6

SY 2018-19

88.6%

SY 2015-16

90.0%

SY 2020-21

16%

SY 2020-21

STUDENT HOMELESSNESS

NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 18,697

4%

SY 2015-16

3%

SY 2020-21

HEALTH

Baseline Data

Latest Data

Change Since Baseline*

Data by Race/Ethnicity

SMOKING DURING PREGNANCY

NUMBER OF BIRTHS: 26,795

19.8%

2012-14

16.7%

2017-19

LOW-BIRTHWEIGHT BABIES

NUMBER OF BABIES: 14,227

8.7%

2012-14

8.8%

2017-19

CHILDREN UNDER 19 WITH HEALTH INSURANCE

NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 982,000

95.5%

2014

95.7%

2019

YOUNG ADULTS (AGES 19-25) WITH HEALTH INSURANCE

NUMBER OF YOUNG ADULTS: 371,000

90%

2015-19

TEEN BIRTHS

(rate per 1,000 females ages 15-19)
NUMBER OF BIRTHS: 10,995

37.7

2012-14

26.3

2017-19

FAMILY & COMMUNITY

Baseline Data

Latest Data

Change Since Baseline*

Data by Race/Ethnicity

15.2%

2012-14

13.3%

2017-19

CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE

(rate per 1,000 children ages 0-17)
NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 53,868

39.2

2013-15

53.7

2018-20

40%

2013-15

37%

2018-20

YOUTH INCARCERATED IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM

(rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-17)
NUMBER OF YOUTH: 10,159

30.9

2013-15

22.4

2018-20

Data Dashboard updated November 2021