Childcare Prices by County, 2021

This layer displays information about childcare costs in counties across the United States, including the median price and the price as a percentage of household income. Data are from the National Database of Childcare Prices (NDCP). Search for additional data in this series to view data by child age and setting.

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All layers now available from the 2016-20 American Community Survey!

Click the map link to view the latest estimates for the percentage of the population living at or below 50% of the federal poverty level. Data are from the 2016-20 American Community Survey (ACS). Maps are available for counties, ZIP Codes, census tracts, and other geographic areas. Search the Map Room for the terms 2020 ACS to view additional map layers from the American Community Survey.

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Rural vs. Urban Household Poverty

This layer displays information about the difference between rural and urban childhood poverty across the United States. Data are based on census-tract level information from the 2008-12 American Community Survey. Census tracts are defined as urban or rural based on 2010 US Census Bureau definitions; tract level information is then aggregated to and displayed at the Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) geographic level.

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Rural vs. Urban Childhood Poverty

This layer displays information about the difference between rural and urban childhood poverty across the United States. Data are based on census-tract level information from the 2010-14 American Community Survey. Census tracts are defined as urban or rural based on 2010 US Census Bureau definitions; tract level information is then aggregated to and displayed at the Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) geographic level.

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Teen Birth Rates by County, 2010 and 2015

This dataset contains estimated teen birth rates for age group 15–19 (expressed per 1,000 females aged 15–19) by county and year. Hierarchical Bayesian space-time models were used to generate hierarchical Bayes estimates of county teen birth rates for each year. Data are provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

DEFINITIONS

Estimated teen birth rate: Model-based estimates of teen birth rates for age group 15–19 (expressed per 1,000 females aged 15–19) for a specific county and year. These annual county-level teen birth estimates “borrow strength” across counties and years to generate accurate estimates where data are sparse due to small population size. The inferential method uses information—including the estimated teen birth rates from neighboring counties across years and the associated explanatory variables—to provide a stable estimate of the county teen birth rate.

NOTES:

Data on the number of live births for women aged 15–19 years were extracted from the National Center for Health Statistics’ (NCHS) National Vital Statistics System birth data files for years 2003–2020.

Population estimates were extracted from the files containing intercensal and postcensal bridged-race population estimates provided by NCHS. For each year, the July population estimates were used, with the exception of the year of the decennial census, 2010, for which the April estimates were used.

For more information, please visit the CDC NCHS Teen Birth Rates by County web page.

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