Where Do Indiana Children Rank Nationally in 2014?

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released the 2014 Kids Count Data Book, which includes individual state profiles.  Looking at the Indiana profile, Indiana ranks 27 overall.   Highlights (or lowlights) include:

  • In 2012, 22% or 350,000 children were living in poverty.  Nationally, 23% of children were living in poverty.
  • In 2012, 8% or 28,000 teenagers were not in school or working.  Nationally, 8% of teenagers were not in school or working.
  • Between 2010-12, 60% or 105,000 children were not attending preschool.  Nationally, 54% of children were not attending preschool.
  • In 2013, 62% of children were not proficient in reading.  Nationally, 66% of children were not proficient in reading.
  • Between 2011-12, 20% of high school students were not graduating on time.  Nationally, 19% of high school students were not graduating on time.
  • In 2012, 7.9% or 6,555 babies born had  a low birthweight.  Nationally, 8% of babies born were low-birthweight babies.
  • Between 2011-12, 6% or 32,000 teens abused alcohol or drugs.  Nationally, 6% of teens abused alcohol or drugs.
  • Between 2008-12, 11% or 182,000 children were living in high-poverty areas.  Nationally, 13% of children were living in high-poverty areas.

 

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