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KIDS COUNT SURVEY SHOWS WELL-BEING STATUS FOR CHILDREN FOR COUNTIES IN AREA

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The annual Kids Count survey, measuring child well-being in Tennessee, was released this week by the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth. The child well-being rankings for the Tennessee counties in KIDS COUNT: The State of the Child in Tennessee reports and ranks the range of outcomes in all 95 counties from Williamson County, which ranked the best, to Shelby County, which ranked the worst.

The following breaks down the counties by order of highest index ranking overall in the 105.7 News area and in sub-categories:

ROANE COUNTY (29th)

ECONOMIC WELL-BEING – 30th IN STATE
Ranked 32nd in child poverty (25%), ranked 30th in median household income at $43,939 and ranked 51st in fair market rent of $855

HEALTH – 5th IN STATE
Ranked 35th in low birth-weight babies (8.4%), ranked 13th in children without health insurance (3.6%) and ranked 20th in child and teen deaths (9.2 per 100,000)

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY – 61st IN STATE
Ranked 56th in teen pregnancy (14.5 per 1,000), ranked 86th in substantiated abuse and neglect (10.7 per 1,000), ranked 15th for school suspension rate (0.01 percent) and ranked 9th in recorded divorces per 1,000 residents with 123 (2.2 percent)

EDUCATION – 44th IN STATE
Ranked 35th in 3rd to 8th grade reading proficiency (48.3%), ranked 49th in 3rd to 8th grade math proficiency (54.4%) and 45th in high school graduation rate (91.8%)

LOUDON COUNTY (37th)

ECONOMIC WELL-BEING – 23rd IN STATE
Ranked 17th in child poverty (22%), ranked 10th in median household income at $52,787 and ranked 77th in fair market rent of $1,034

HEALTH – 56th IN STATE
Ranked 9th in low birth-weight babies (6.5%), ranked 89th in children without health insurance (5.7%) and ranked 49th in child and teen deaths (28.4 per 100,000)

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY – 34th IN STATE
Ranked 28th in teen pregnancy (10 per 1,000), ranked 23rd in substantiated abuse and neglect (5.8 per 1,000), ranked 70th for school suspension rate (3.3 percent)

EDUCATION – 48th IN STATE
Ranked 25th in 3rd to 8th grade reading proficiency (50.5%), ranked 31st in 3rd to 8th grade math proficiency (58.5%) and 74th in high school graduation rate (87.5%)

McMINN COUNTY (54th)

ECONOMIC WELL-BEING – 62nd IN STATE
Ranked 74th in child poverty (32%), ranked 58th in median household income at $39,207 and ranked 39th in fair market rent of $802

HEALTH – 58th IN STATE
Ranked 81st in low birth-weight babies (11.3%), ranked 53rd in children without health insurance (4.5%) and ranked 18th in child and teen deaths (8.4 per 100,000)

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY – 70th IN STATE
Ranked 77th in teen pregnancy (19.8 per 1,000), ranked 45th in substantiated abuse and neglect (6.9 per 1,000), ranked 69th for school suspension rate (3.2 percent)

EDUCATION – 38th IN STATE
Ranked 33rd in 3rd to 8th grade reading proficiency (48.5%), ranked 48th in 3rd to 8th grade math proficiency (54.7%) and 35th in high school graduation rate (93.1%)

CUMBERLAND COUNTY (41st)

ECONOMIC WELL-BEING – 32nd IN STATE
Ranked 45th in child poverty (27.5%), ranked 55th in median household income at $39,472 and ranked 19th in fair market rent of $750

HEALTH – 20th IN STATE
Ranked 28th in low birth-weight babies (8%), ranked 44th in children without health insurance (4.4%), ranked 19th in child and teen deaths (9.2 per 100,000) and ranked 9th for teens with STD’s (4% per 1,000 ages 15 to 17)

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY – 86th IN STATE
Ranked 92nd in teen pregnancy (28 per 1,000), ranked 78th in substantiated abuse and neglect (10.1 per 1,000) and ranked 23rd for school suspension rate (0.6 percent)

EDUCATION – 25th IN STATE
Ranked 19th in 3rd to 8th grade reading proficiency (52%), ranked 30th in 3rd to 8th grade math proficiency (58.9%) and 46th in high school graduation rate (91.7%)

FENTRESS COUNTY (42nd)

ECONOMIC WELL-BEING – 82nd IN STATE
Ranked 90th in child poverty (36.3%), ranked 92nd in median household income at $31,824 and ranked 17th in fair market rent of $740

HEALTH – 64th IN STATE
Ranked 9th in low birth-weight babies (6.5%), ranked 58th in children without health insurance (4.6%) and ranked 88th in child and teen deaths (73 per 100,000)

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY – 10th IN STATE
Ranked 19th in teen pregnancy (9 per 1,000), ranked 35th in substantiated abuse and neglect (6.5 per 1,000), ranked 35th for school suspension rate (0.5 percent)

EDUCATION – 36th IN STATE
Ranked 63rd in 3rd to 8th grade reading proficiency (43.6%), ranked 63rd in 3rd to 8th grade math proficiency (51.1%) and 3rd in high school graduation rate (98.5%)

RHEA COUNTY (77th)

ECONOMIC WELL-BEING – 60th IN STATE
Ranked 78th in child poverty (33%), ranked 51st in median household income at $39,863 and ranked 26th in fair market rent of $777

HEALTH – 71th IN STATE
Ranked 69th in low birth-weight babies (10%), ranked 37th in children without health insurance (4.2%) and ranked 76th in child and teen deaths (50 per 100,000)

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY – 75th IN STATE
Ranked 86th in teen pregnancy (23 per 1,000), ranked 41st in substantiated abuse and neglect (6.8 per 1,000) and ranked 71st for school suspension rate (6.8 percent)

EDUCATION – 71st IN STATE
Ranked 43rd in 3rd to 8th grade reading proficiency (43%), ranked 35th in 3rd to 8th grade math proficiency (57.7%) and 91st in high school graduation rate (81.2%)

MEIGS COUNTY (80th)

ECONOMIC WELL-BEING – 61st IN STATE
Ranked 65th in child poverty (30%), ranked 45th in median household income at $41,061 and ranked 52nd in fair market rent of $856

HEALTH – 92nd IN STATE
Ranked 63rd in low birth-weight babies (9.7%), ranked 76th in children without health insurance (5.1%) and ranked 90th in child and teen deaths (78 per 100,000)

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY – 90th IN STATE
Ranked 91st in teen pregnancy (12.5 per 1,000), ranked 93rd in substantiated abuse and neglect (12.5 per 1,000) and ranked 49th for school suspension rate (1.6 percent)

EDUCATION – 18th IN STATE
Ranked 29th in 3rd to 8th grade reading proficiency (49.3%), ranked 27th in 3rd to 8th grade math proficiency (59.1%) and 7th in high school graduation rate (96.7%)

MEIGS COUNTY (80th)

ECONOMIC WELL-BEING – 61st IN STATE
Ranked 65th in child poverty (30%), ranked 45th in median household income at $41,061 and ranked 52nd in fair market rent of $856

HEALTH – 92nd IN STATE
Ranked 63rd in low birth-weight babies (9.7%), ranked 76th in children without health insurance (5.1%) and ranked 90th in child and teen deaths (78 per 100,000)

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY – 90th IN STATE
Ranked 91st in teen pregnancy (12.5 per 1,000), ranked 93rd in substantiated abuse and neglect (12.5 per 1,000), ranked 49th for school suspension rate (1.6 percent) and ranked 1st for recorded divorces per 1,000 residents (.4%)

EDUCATION – 18th IN STATE
Ranked 29th in 3rd to 8th grade reading proficiency (49.3%), ranked 27th in 3rd to 8th grade math proficiency (59.1%) and 7th in high school graduation rate (96.7%)

BLEDSOE COUNTY (84th)

ECONOMIC WELL-BEING – 59th IN STATE
Ranked 86th in child poverty (34.5%), ranked 52nd in median household income at $39,730 and ranked 1st in fair market rent of $724

HEALTH – 78th IN STATE
Ranked 80th in low birth-weight babies (11%), ranked 87th in children without health insurance (5.5%) and ranked 1st in child and teen deaths (0 per 100,000)

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY – 71st IN STATE
Ranked 55th in teen pregnancy (14.5 per 1,000), ranked 85th in substantiated abuse and neglect (10.7 per 1,000), ranked 58th for school suspension rate (2.1 percent)

EDUCATION – 89th IN STATE
Ranked 87th in 3rd to 8th grade reading proficiency (35.4%), ranked 86th in 3rd to 8th grade math proficiency (41.1%) and 86th in high school graduation rate (83.8%)

MORGAN COUNTY (89th)

ECONOMIC WELL-BEING – 12th IN STATE
Ranked 59th in child poverty (29.4%), ranked 23rd in median household income at $46,067 and ranked 1st (tied with Bledsoe County) in fair market rent of $724

HEALTH – 95th IN STATE
Ranked 90th in low birth-weight babies (12.3%), ranked 41st in children without health insurance (4.3%) and ranked 95th in child and teen deaths (154 per 100,000)

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY – 78th IN STATE
Ranked 82nd in teen pregnancy (21 per 1,000), ranked 84th in substantiated abuse and neglect (10.5 per 1,000), ranked 43rd for school suspension rate (1.2 percent)

EDUCATION – 80th IN STATE
Ranked 88th in 3rd to 8th grade reading proficiency (34.1%), ranked 91st in 3rd to 8th grade math proficiency (36.4%) and 13th in high school graduation rate (95.8%)

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