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Fast Fact – June 27, 2014

In Fiscal Year 2012-13, 11 percent of Colorado children ages birth through 18 (more than 138,000 children) were covered by the Child Health Plan Plus at some point during the year. The plan provides health coverage for children in families …

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Fast Fact – June 13, 2014

On average, between 2010 and 2012, 27 percent of Colorado children lived in single-parent families. Children in single-parent families typically have less access to same economic or human resources available to those growing up in two-parent families. Children live in …

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Fast Fact – June 6, 2014

In 2012, approximately 36 percent of all Colorado children under 5 received vouchers from WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children). WIC helps low-income pregnant women, infants and children access nutritious foods and as well as …

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Fast Fact – May 30, 2014

In 2012, Colorado’s median household income was $56,880, a 2 percent increase over the previous year. Although the state’s median household income has now risen two years in a row, it has yet to reach its 2008 level, before the …

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Fast Fact – May 23, 2014

In 2012, 4 percent of all births in Colorado were considered ”three risk factor births,” defined as births to single women under age 25 without a high school diploma or GED. Statewide, the percent of three risk factor births has …

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Fast Fact – May 9, 2014

In 2012, 24 out of every 1,000 teen girls ages 15 to 19 gave birth. Colorado’s teen birth rate has been on a steady decline since 2000, but it varies widely across counties. Baca County had the highest teen birth …

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Fast Fact – May 2, 2014

In 2012, 6.1 percent of all Colorado kids received basic cash assistance through the Colorado Works/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, up from 4.9 percent in 2011. Colorado Works/TANF assists low-income families in reaching economic security by strengthening their …

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Fast Fact – Mar. 28, 2014

Colorado’s high school graduation rate is on the rise. The percent of Colorado students who graduated on time (within four years) improved from 72 percent in 2010 to 77 percent in 2013. To find the most recent data on graduation …

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Fast Fact – Mar. 21, 2014

In the 2013-2014 school year, nearly 15 percent of all Colorado students (more than 126,000 children) were English Language Learners (ELL). Since 2003-2004, the number of ELL students in Colorado has increased by 38 percent. Research shows it takes an …

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Fast Fact – Mar. 14, 2014

In 2012, 9 percent of all babies in Colorado were born at a low birth weight. Low birth-weight babies weigh 5.5 pounds or less at birth and are at higher risk for health problems like respiratory distress syndrome and heart …

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