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Kids Count 2013 State and Local Findings

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Kids Count 2013

State and local findings:

º Child poverty in Adams County rose from 12 percent in 1999 to 24 percent in 2011. The statewide child poverty rate increased from 14 percent to 20 percent.

º Income for families with children, adjusted for inflation, declined by 14 percent in Adams County, compared with 12 percent statewide between 1999 and 2011.

º Children's enrollment in Medicaid and related programs in Adams County increased by 38 percent between 2005 and 2011, compared with 45 percent statewide.

º Preschool slots in Adams County declined by 37 percent, compared to 12 percent statewide between FY 2009 and FY 2012.

º Low-income student enrollment in Quincy School District was 53 percent in the 2011-12 school year, compared with 49 percent statewide.

º High school graduation rates in school year 2010-11 were 86 percent for Quincy School District, compared with 82 percent statewide.

º Children in substitute care or foster care in Adams County reached its highest level since 1998 during 2011. However, during there was a 65 percent decrease in foster care placements in 2012.

º Child abuse and neglect rose to a rate of 16.6 incidents per 1,000 children from FY09-FY11, compared with the statewide rate of 8.3 incidents.

º Child population fell 9 percent in Adams county from 1990 to 2010, compared to an increase of 6 percent statewide.

 

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