2020 Kentucky KIDS COUNT Data Dashboard

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2020 Data Dashboard

ECONOMIC SECURITY

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CHILDREN IN DEEP POVERTY

(below 50% of the federal poverty level)
NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 113,000 (2014-18)

12%

2009-13

11%

2014-18

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CHILDREN IN POVERTY

(below 100% of the federal poverty level)
NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 219,000 (2018)

25.5%

2013

22.3%

2018

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CHILDREN IN LOW INCOME FAMILIES

(below 200% of the federal poverty level)
NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 459,000 (2014-18)

49%

2009-13

46%

2014-18

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CHILDREN LIVING IN FOOD INSECURE HOUSEHOLDS

NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 191,000 (2018)

18.9%

2018

EDUCATION

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KINDERGARTENERS READY TO LEARN

NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 24,570 (SY 2019-20)

50.0%

SY 2014-15

51.0%

SY 2019-20

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HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS GRADUATING ON TIME

NUMBER OF TEENS: 44,584 (SY 2019-20)

88.0%

SY 2014-15

90.9%

SY 2019-20

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STUDENTS WITH AN INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLAN

NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 104,928 (SY 2019-20)

15%

SY 2019-20

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STUDENT HOMELESSNESS

NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 21,648 (SY 2019-20)

4%

SY 2015-16

3%

SY 2019-20

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HEALTH

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SMOKING DURING PREGNANCY

NUMBER OF BIRTHS: 28,841 (2016-18)

20.4%

2011-13

17.8%

2016-18

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LOW-BIRTHWEIGHT BABIES

NUMBER OF BABIES: 14,552 (2016-18)

8.8%

2011-13

8.9%

2016-18

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CHILDREN UNDER 19 WITH HEALTH INSURANCE

NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 996,000 (2018)

93.5%

2013

96.3%

2018

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YOUNG ADULTS (AGES 19-25) WITH HEALTH INSURANCE

NUMBER OF YOUNG ADULTS: 368,000 (2014-18)

89%

2014-18

TEEN BIRTHS

(rate per 1,000 females ages 15-19)
NUMBER OF BIRTHS: 11,810 (2016-18)

40.4

2011-13

28.2

2016-18

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FAMILY & COMMUNITY

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BIRTHS TO MOTHERS WITHOUT A HIGH SCHOOL DEGREE

NUMBER OF BIRTHS: 22,854 (2016-18)

16.2%

2011-13

13.6%

2016-18

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CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE

(rate per 1,000 children ages 0-17)
NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 51,547 (2017-19)

37.2

2012-14

51.1

2017-19

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CHILDREN EXITING FOSTER CARE TO REUNIFICATION

NUMBER OF CHILDREN:6,998 (2017-19)

41%

2012-14

37%

2017-19

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YOUTH INCARCERATED IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM

(rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-17)
NUMBER OF YOUTH: 12,358 (2017-19)

37.5

2012-14

27.1

2017-19

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Data Dashboard updated November 2020