KIDS COUNT® Data Center Indicators

By Subject: Demographics | Economic Well-Being | Education | Health | Safety and Risky Behaviors

As the Pennsylvania KIDS COUNT® state network partner, PPC tracks and analyzes data to inform our public policy advocacy. We also conduct research on how to improve outcomes for Pennsylvania kids and families. Together, these form the foundation of the development of our public policy recommendations.

Below you can easily access our routine updates to the KIDS COUNT Data Center’s 130 child well-being indicators related to education, poverty, health, and youth risk factors. Follow the links for research-based context on the most current high-quality data surrounding the well-being of children.


Demographics

Basic Demographics

Population – Number of children and young adults (age 0-24) by age    Last Updated: January, 2021 

Population by gender – Number of children and young adults (age 0-24) by age and gender   Last Updated: January, 2021 

Indicators by Age Group

Population – Number of children and young adults (age 0-24) by age group    Last Updated: January, 2021 

Indicators by Race and Ethnicity

Population – Children (ages 0-19) by race and age group  Last Updated: January, 2021 

Population – Children (0-19) by race and gender    Last Updated: January, 2021 

Population – Children (age 0-17) by race and ethnicity (decennial census)  Last Updated: August, 2011 


Economic Well-Being

Employment and Income

Family Type and Parental Employment – Children (Age 0-17) by family type and labor force status Last Updated: October, 2021

Family Type and Parental Employment – Children (Age 0-5) by family type and labor force status Last Updated: October, 2021

Family Type and Parental Employment – Children (age 6-17) by family type and labor force status Last Updated: October, 2021

Income – Median Income for Families with Children Under Age 18 by Family Type Last Updated: October, 2021

Income – Median Income for Population (Age 25 and Over) by Educational Attainment Last Updated: November, 2021

Unemployment – Adults who are Unemployed November, 2019

Unemployment – Unemployed Population (Age 25-64) by Educational Attainment Last Updated: October, 2021

Youth – Youth (Age 16-19) by School Enrollment, Employment Status and Educational Attainment Last Updated: November, 2021

Housing

Housing Ownerships – Total Housing Units Last Updated: February, 2012

Housing Ownership – Housing Units By Ownership and Occupation Status Last Updated: February, 2012

Poverty

Poverty Level – Population (age 0-17) Last Updated: March, 2022

Poverty Level – Population (age 0-5) Last Updated: March, 2022

Poverty Level – Population (age 6-11) Last Updated: March, 2022

Poverty Level – Population (age 12-17) Last Updated: March, 2022

Poverty Level – Population (age 18-24) Last Updated: March, 2022

Poverty Level – Population (age 0-17) (5 year estimate) Last Updated: March, 2022

Poverty – Estimated percent of population (age 0-17) under 100% poverty using SAIPE Last Updated: August, 2019

Poverty – Estimated percent of population (age 5-17) under 100% poverty using SAIPE Last Updated: August, 2019

Poverty – Percent of Population (Age 25 and Over) Below Poverty by Educational Attainment Last Updated: March, 2022

Public Assistance

TANF – Population (Age 0-17) receiving aid Last Updated: November, 2019

TANF – Population (Age 0-18) by age group Last Updated: November, 2019

SNAP – Population (age 0-21) enrolled by age group Last Updated: November, 2019


Education

Early Childhood

Pre-K for PA data: Children ages 3-4 with access to high-quality pre-k Last Updated: December, 2020

Pre-K for PA data: Children ages 3-4 below 300% poverty with access to publicly funded, high-quality pre-k Last Updated: December, 2020

Pre-K for PA data: Children ages 3-4 without access to high-quality pre-k Last Updated: December, 2020

Child Care Subsidy – Eligibility and enrollment of children under 5 years Last Updated: December, 2020

Child Care Subsidy – Monthly average number of children in subsidized child care by age group Last Updated: December, 2020

Child Care Subsidy – Monthly average number of children in subsidized child care by provider type Last Updated: December, 2020

Child Care Subsidy – Percent of children receiving subsidized child care in Keystone STARS 3 or 4 facilities Last Updated: December, 2020

Child Care Subsidy – Enrollment in provider meeting high-quality standards Last Updated: December, 2020

Early Intervention – Number of children receiving Early Intervention services Last Updated: September, 2021

Head Start – Number of children served by program Last Updated: January, 2021

Publicly Funded, High-Quality Pre-K – Number of children enrolled by program and Percent of population age 3-4 Last Updated: December, 2020

Publicly Funded, High Quality Pre-K – Percentage of unserved children eligible for publicly funded pre-k Last Updated: September, 2020

High-Quality Child Care – Percent of child care capacity meeting high-quality standards Last Updated: December, 2020

Regulated Child Care – Total providers and Keystone STARS participation by level Last Updated: March, 2022

Regulated Child Care – Centers and Keystone STARS participation by level Last Updated: March, 2022

Regulated Child Care – Group child care homes and Keystone STARS participation by level Last Updated: March, 2022

Regulated Child Care – Family child care homes and Keystone STARS participation by level Last Updated: March, 2022

School Age

Enrollment – Number of Students (Pre-K – Grade 12) Last Updated: October, 2019

Enrollment – Percent of Students (Pre-K – Grade 12) by Race and Ethnicity Last Updated: October, 2019

Kindergarten – Students Enrolled in Kindergarten by Full Day and Half Day Last Updated: December, 2019

Kindergarten – Students Enrolled in School District Kindergarten by Full Day and Half Day Last Updated: December, 2019

English Language Learners – Students with limited English proficiency Last Updated: December, 2019

Home School – Number of Students Home Schooled by Age Group Last Updated: December, 2019

School Lunch – Students Eligible for Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Last Updated: November, 2021

Students with Disabilities – Number and Percent of Students Enrolled in Special Education Last Updated: September, 2020

Gifted – Exceptional Students – Number of students classified as gifted by their school district Last Updated: November, 2019

Graduates – Total High School Graduates, Those Not Proficient in Math and Reading and Those Planning to Further Their Education Last Updated: November, 2019

4 Year Cohort Graduation Rate – Students Who Graduate From High School Three Years After Their Ninth Grade Year Last Updated: November, 2019

5 Year Cohort Graduation Rate – Students who graduate from High School four years after their ninth grade year Last Updated: November, 2019

School Finance – Revenues by source as a percent of total revenue Last Updated: November, 2019

School Funding – Actual Instructional Expenses – Total and Per Weighted ADM Last Updated: November, 2019

Test Scores

PSSA – Overall math test scores by proficiency level Last Updated: September, 2020

PSSA – Overall reading/English language arts test scores by proficiency level Last Updated: September, 2020

PSSA – Overall science test scores by proficiency level Last Updated: September, 2020

PSSA – Grade 3 math test scores by proficiency level Last Updated: September, 2020

PSSA – Grade 3 reading/English language arts test scores by proficiency level Last Updated: September, 2020

PSSA – Grade 4 math test scores by proficiency level Last Updated: October, 2020

PSSA – Grade 4 reading/English language arts test scores by proficiency level Last Updated: October, 2020

PSSA – Grade 4 science test scores by proficiency level Last Updated: October, 2020

PSSA – Grade 5 math test scores by proficiency level Last Updated: October, 2020

PSSA – Grade 5 reading/English language arts test scores by proficiency level Last Updated: October, 2020

PSSA – Grade 6 math test scores by proficiency level Last Updated: October, 2020

PSSA – Grade 6 reading/English language arts test scores by proficiency level Last Updated: October, 2020

PSSA – Grade 7 math test scores by proficiency level Last Updated: October, 2020

PSSA – Grade 7 reading/English language arts test scores by proficiency level Last Updated: October, 2020

PSSA – Grade 8 math test scores by proficiency level Last Updated: October, 2020

PSSA – Grade 8 reading/English language arts test scores by proficiency level Last Updated: October, 2020

PSSA – Grade 8 science test scores by proficiency level Last Updated: October, 2020

Keystone Exams – Algebra I test scores by proficiency level Last Updated: October, 2020

Keystone Exams – Literature test scores by proficiency level Last Updated: October, 2020

Keystone Exams – Biology test scores by proficiency level Last Updated: October, 2020

Young Adults

Educational Attainment – Percent of population (age 18-24) Last Updated: September, 2021

Educational Attainment – Percent of Population (Age 25-64) Last Updated: September, 2021


Health

Health Indicators by Race and Ethnicity

Medicaid Births – Births with principal payment source of Medicaid by mother’s race/ethnicity and age group Last Updated: August, 2020

Birth Outcomes

Prenatal Care – Births to mothers who did not receive early prenatal care Last Updated: August, 2019

Low Birth Weight – Babies weighing <2500 grams at birth Last Updated: August, 2020

Tobacco Use – Births to mothers who used tobacco during pregnancy Last Updated: August, 2019

Medicaid Births – Births with principal payment source of Medicaid Last Updated: July, 2019

Young Mothers – Births to mothers age <20 Last Updated: August, 2019

Young Single Mothers – Births to unwed mothers (age <20) Last Updated: August, 2019

Mother Education – Births to mothers with less than a High School education Last Updated: August, 2019

Health Insurance

CHIP – Number of children (age 0-18) enrolled by age group Last Updated: December, 2019

MA – Number of children (age 0-18) enrolled by age group Last Updated: November, 2019

Uninsured – Population under 19 by health insurance coverage status (1 year estimate) Last Updated: March, 2022

Uninsured – Population under age 25 by health insurance coverage status and age group (1 year estimate) Last Updated: March, 2022

Uninsured – Population under age 25 by health insurance coverage status and age group (5 year estimate) Last Updated: March, 2022

SOCHC – Uninsured children Last Updated: November, 2019

SOCHC – Children enrolled in publicly funded health care coverage Last Updated: November, 2019

SOCHC – Well-child visits Last Updated: November, 2019

SOCHC – Access to primary care Last Updated: November, 2019

SOCHC – Annual dental visits Last Updated: November, 2019

SOCHC – Ambulatory care Last Updated: November, 2019

SOCHC – Inpatient utilization discharges Last Updated: November, 2019

SOCHC – Lead screening Last Updated: November, 2019

SOCHC – Immunization status Last Updated: November, 2019

Vital Statistics

Infant and Child Mortality – Number of deaths (Age 0-19) Last Updated: November, 2019


Safety and Risky Behaviors

Child Abuse and Neglect

Child Abuse and Neglect – Number of reported cases by age group Last Updated: August, 2019

Child Abuse and Neglect – Number of substantiated cases by age group Last Updated: August, 2019

Child Abuse and Reabuse – Number of reported and substantiated cases Last Updated: July, 2019

Child Abuse and Reabuse Rates – Percent of substantiated cases Last Updated: July, 2019

Child Welfare In-Home Services – Unduplicated number of children served Last Updated: July, 2019

Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice – Juvenile court delinquency dispositions by year and age group Last Updated: July, 2019

Out-of-Home Placement

Foster Care – September 30 snapshot by age group Last Updated: July, 2019

Foster Care – September 30 snapshot by race and Hispanic origin Last Updated: July, 2019

Foster Care – September 30 snapshot by placement goal Last Updated: July, 2019

Foster Care – September 30 snapshot by placement setting Last Updated: July, 2019

Foster Care – Population flow during reporting period Last Updated: July, 2019

Foster Care – Total and first-time entries in reporting period Last Updated: July, 2019

Foster Care – First-Time entries by race and Hispanic origin Last Updated: July, 2019

Foster Care – Re-entries by race and Hispanic origin Last Updated: July, 2019

Foster Care – Children served during reporting period by age group Last Updated: July, 2019

Foster Care – Children served during reporting period by race and Hispanic origin Last Updated: July, 2019

Foster Care – Children served during reporting period by placement reason Last Updated: July, 2019

Foster Care – Children served during reporting period by placement goal Last Updated: July, 2019

Foster Care – Children served during reporting period by latest placement setting Last Updated: July, 2019

Foster Care – Exits during the reporting period by discharge reason Last Updated: July, 2019

Foster Care – Length of Stay (in months) of children who exited and those remaining in care Last Updated: July, 2019

Foster Care Re-Entry – Reunifications and children who re-entered within 12 months of reunification Last Updated: July, 2019

Foster Care Reunification – First-time entries reunified within 12 months Last Updated: July, 2019

Foster Care Stability – Children served during reporting period by length of service and Number of placement settings Last Updated: July, 2019

Foster Care – Youth (ages 13-20) September 30 snapshot by placement setting Last Updated: July, 2019

Foster Care – Youth (ages 13-20) served during reporting period by placement goal Last Updated: July, 2019

Foster Care – Youth (age 18-20) aging out to a non-family setting Last Updated: July, 2019

 

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