2012 data - Child & Family Policy Center

2012 data

The Iowa Kids Count 2012 Data Book provides state and county-level data on 20 indicators of child and family well-being, including health, welfare, education and economic status. Iowa Kids Count is supported by a grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which supports Kids Count activities in all 50 states.

View the full report.
View individual data tables for all variables (and maps of select variables):


Child abuse and neglect / Number and rate (per thousand) of children age 0-17 who are confirmed to have been abused or neglected during the year / Table / Map

Child deaths / Number and rate (per 100,000) of deaths of children age 1-14 / Table

Child poverty / Number and percentage of children age 0-17 who live below the poverty level during the year / Table / Map 1 / Map 2

Children receiving WIC / Average monthly number and percentage of children age 0-4 who are receive services through the Women, Infants and Children Program / Table

Earned Income Tax Credit / Number and percentage of individual income tax filers who receive the earned income tax credit / Table

Eight grade mathematics proficiency
  / Number and percentage of students who are proficient in eighth-grade math on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and Iowa Alternate Assessment / Table / Map 1 / Map 2

Family Investment Program / Average monthly number and percentage of individuals receiving Family Investment Program financial assistance during the year / Table

Food assistance / Average monthly number and percentage of individuals receiving financial assistance for food during the year / Table

Fourth grade reading proficiency / Number and percentage of students who are proficient in fourth grade reading on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and Iowa Alternate Assessment / Table / Map 1 / Map 2

Free or reduced-price lunch eligibility / Number and percentage of students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches during the school year / Table

High school graduation / Number and percentage of public school students entering ninth grade who graduate with their class four years later / Table / Map 1 / Map 2

Infant mortality / Number and rate (per 1,000) of deaths of infants before age 1 / Table

Low birthweight / Number and percentage of live births weighing at less than 5.5 pounds at time of birth / Table

Prenatal care / Number and percentage of live births where the mother began prenatal care during the first trimester of pregnancy / Table / Map

Preschool / Number and percentage of children age 3-4 enrolled in preschool / Table

Single-parent families / Number and percentage of families with children that are headed by a single parent / Table / Map 1 / Map 2

Teen births / Number and percentage of females age 15-19 giving birth / Table

Teen deaths / Number and rate (per 100,000) of deaths of teens age 15-19 / Table

Teen unmarried births / Number and percentage of live births that are to unmarried teens / Table

Unemployment / Number and percentage of individuals age 16+ who are in the labor force but unemployed during the year / Table / Map 1 / Map 2

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