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Family Life

Statistics

2007 Census Report America's Families and Living Arrangements

Child Well-Being Indicators
 
Mississippi
National
Children in Extreme Poverty
14%
8%
Children in Poverty
30%
18%
Children under age 6 in paid childcare while parents work
37%
35%
Children living with parents who do not have full time, year-round employment
43%
34%
Median income of families with children
$37,000
$53,000
Female headed families receiving child support or alimony
27%
35%
Children without health insurance
14%
11%
Low birth weight babies
11.6%
6.8%
Infant mortality (deaths per 1,000 live births)
Rank 50th
9.8%
6.8%
Child Death Rate
Rank 50th
31
20
Teen birth rate (ages 15-17)
Rank 50th
34
22