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AZ Youth Face Tough Odds

According to the 2014 Kids Count Data Book, Arizona still compares unfavorably on key indicators of child well-being, ranking 4th worst overall.

Losing ground since 2008:

  • Children whose parents lack secure employment (34%)
  • Children living in high-poverty areas (22%)
  • Children in single-parent families (38%)

Making progress since 2008:

  • Child & teen deaths per 100,000 (28)
  • Children not attending preschool (67%)
  • High school students not graduating on time (23%)


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Population BasicsCheck out Population Basics, an interactive tool that allows you to explore demographic data about Arizona, our 15 counties, and metro Phoenix and Tucson. If you prefer raw data, explore the demographics section of our Google Spreadsheets collection:

Google SpreadsheetsExplore Arizona Demographics Data in Google Spreadsheets

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See the new Arizona DHS interactive maps:
Arizona Department of Health Services Interactive Mapping


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