Category: Fast Facts

Fast Fact- August 18, 2017

In 2015, nearly one in four Colorado children (23 percent of all kids in the state) lived in an immigrant family. Immigrant families are defined as families in which at least one parent was born outside of the United States. …

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Fast Fact- August 10, 2017

In 2015, Colorado’s median family income among households with children was $76,600. Since 2010, Colorado’s median family income for households with kids has risen every year, increasing by nearly $13,000 during that time. To find out how Colorado compares to …

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Fast Fact- August 04, 2017

In 2016, 44 percent of all Colorado fourth grade students met or exceeded grade-level expectations on the English Language Arts portion of the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS). Fourth grade marks the point where students shift from learning how …

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Fast Fact- July 28, 2017

In 2015, 31 percent of all Colorado children (approximately 385,000 kids) lived in families with a high housing cost burden, defined as spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing expenses. When housing costs exceed one-third of family …

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Fast Fact- July 21, 2017

During the 2015-16 school year, Colorado school districts identified nearly 24,000 students who were homeless—double the number of students identified as homeless in 2007-08. A student is considered homeless if he or she is living in a homeless shelter, unsheltered, …

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Fast Fact- July 2017

During the 2015-16 school year, Colorado school districts identified nearly 24,000 students who were homeless—double the number of students identified as homeless in 2007-08. A student is considered homeless if he or she is living in a homeless shelter, unsheltered, …

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Fast Fact- July 08, 2017

Between 2011 and 2015, an average of 92,000 (7 percent) of Colorado’s children lived in a “high-poverty” community where the overall poverty rate exceeded 30 percent. Research indicates that as neighborhood poverty rates increase, all residents experience a higher likelihood …

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Fast Fact- June 30, 2017

Between 2011 and 2015, an average of 18 percent of Colorado children under 6 lived in poverty. Because brain development is so significant in the first few years of life, poverty experienced during early childhood is particularly harmful; one study …

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Fast Fact- June 23, 2016

Colorado’s infant mortality rate decreased by 19 percent during the past decade, to 4.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2015. Infant mortality refers to the death of a baby before his or her first birthday, and it reflects many …

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Fast Fact- June 16, 2017

In 2015-16, Colorado’s dropout rate was 2.3 percent (10,530 students), down slightly from 2.5 percent (11,114 students) in 2014-15. Without a high school diploma, young adults face slim odds of finding a job that pays enough to support themselves or …

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