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12 Key Indicators of Child Well-Being (Most recent 5 years are shown; show all years.)
 
Trend Data
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Percent Low Birth-weight Babies Fayette
WV
-
-
-
-
8.9%
8.8%
9.4%
8.9%
8.6%
9.1%
Infant Mortality Rate (Per 1,000 Live Births) Fayette
WV
6.0
8.0
-
-
5.7
7.9
6.3
7.8
6.3
7.8
Child Death Rate (Ages 1-14 per 100,000 children) Fayette
WV
31.9
31.1
30.0
25.2
20.3
24.5
30.7
24.7
33.4
25.0
Percent of Eligible Children Served by Head Start (Ages 3 - 4) (2006) Fayette
WV
68.2%
59.5%
79.0%
62.2%
79.0%
62.0%
91.1%
74.5%
73.4%
74.8%
Percent Children Approved for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals (Grades K-12) (2004) Fayette
WV
62.8%
49.4%
-
-
61.4%
51.5%
63.4%
52.7%
64.6%
52.4%
Child Abuse/Neglect Rate (per 1,000 children) (2004) Fayette
WV
-
-
-
-
11
14
19
23
22
24
Teen Birth Rate (15-19 per 1,000 Females) Fayette
WV
62.5
48.6
48.7
46.1
44.4
44.3
38.9
42.7
38.9
41.6
Percent Births to Unmarried Teens (Ages 10-19) Fayette
WV
12.7%
10.2%
-
-
8.2%
9.3%
7.8%
9.3%
7.9%
9.2%
Percent High School Dropouts (2004) Fayette
WV
18%
16%
19%
16%
19%
16%
18%
17%
18%
17%
Juvenile Delinquency Case Rate (per 1,000 Youths) Fayette
WV
8
38
3
23
3
46
10
32
15
43
Teen Injury Death Rate (Ages 15-19 per 100,000 Teens) Fayette
WV
69.3
64.6
-
-
96.9
67.5
103.8
66.9
97.8
65.9
Percent Births to Mothers with < 12th Grade Education Fayette
WV
21.8%
19.9%
19.9%
19.4%
20.0%
19.0%
19.6%
18.7%
19.8%
18.6%

 
12 Key Background Facts (Most recent 5 years are shown; show all years.)
 
Trend Data
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Total Population (2005) Fayette
WV
47,579.0
1,808,344.0
47,238.0
1,800,975.0
47,270.0
1,810,357.0
47,049.0
1,815,354.0
46,823.0
1,816,856.0
Education Expenditures Per Pupil (2005 Dollars)(2005) Fayette
WV
-
-
-
-
-
-
$7,961.5
$7,843.3
$8,149.1
$8,030.1
Percent All Families With Related Children Who Receive Cash Assistance (2005) Fayette
WV
10.4%
6.4%
10.5%
7.5%
7.4%
5.1%
7.4%
5.1%
3.2%
3.1%
Percent Births with Early Prenatal Care Fayette
WV
84.3%
95.3%
85.2%
85.9%
86.9%
86.2%
85.9%
86.1%
87.3%
86.5%
Unemployment Rate (2005) Fayette
WV
8.4%
5.5%
6.7%
5.8%
8.3%
6.1%
6.2%
5.3%
5.7%
5.0%
Population Under Age 18 (2005) Fayette
WV
10,340.0
409,561.0
-
-
9,991.0
390,903.0
9,719.0
384,641.0
9,673.0
382,497.0
Percent Population Under Age 18 (2005) Fayette
WV
21.7%
22.6%
-
-
21.1%
21.6%
20.7%
21.2%
20.7%
21.1%
Percent Minority Population (2005) Fayette
WV
7.3%
5.0%
-
-
6.9%
5.0%
6.7%
5.0%
6.6%
5.0%
Percent of children under age 18 who are minority (2005) Fayette
WV
-
-
-
-
7.0%
5.0%
6.3%
5.9%
6.3%
5.9%
Percent Children in Poverty Fayette
WV
32.4%
24.3%
-
-
32.5%
24.3%
32.4%
24.3%
31.4%
24.4%
Median Family Income (1999 Dollars) Fayette
WV
-
-
-
-
$30,243
$36,484
-
-
-
-
Percent Children in Single Parent Families (2000) Fayette
WV
27.8%
24.7%
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

Definitions, Data Sources, and Notes


Percent Low Birth-weight Babies
Definitions: The percentage of all live births is defined as babies who weigh under 2,500 grams (5.5 pounds) at birth.
Data Source: (1990, 2004) WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau of Public Health, Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Health Statistics Center.

Infant Mortality Rate (Per 1,000 Live Births)
Definitions: The number of deaths of infants under one year of age per 1,000 live births.
Data Source:(1990, 2004) WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau of Public Health, Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Health Statistics Center.
Note:Due to the small number of deaths to infants under one year of age on the county level, a small change in the actual number from the period 1990 to 2003 may result in a large percent change for trend data.

Child Death Rate (Ages 1-14 per 100,000 children)

Definitions: The number of deaths due to all causes of children between the ages of 1-14 years, per 100,000 children.
Data Source: State (1990, 2004) WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau of Public Health, Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Health Statistics Center. National (2003) Deaths: Final Data for 2002. Monthly Vital Statistics Report; Vol 48 No 11, Hyattsville, Maryland: National Center for Health Statistics.
Note: Due to the small number of child deaths on the county level, a small change in the actual number from the period 1990 to 2004 may result in a large percentage change for trend data. The number of children 1-14 years old is based on 1990 and 2004 U.S. Census data.

Percent of Eligible Children Served by Head Start (Ages 3 - 4) (2006)
Definitions: The percentage of all eligible children 3-4 years old who are participating (in funded positions - unduplicated count) in Head Start.
Data Source:(1990) Department of Health and Human Services, Region III. Administration for Children and Families, Office for Community Programs, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (2006) WV Head Start Association.
Note:This indicator is based on data from 2004-05. The reader will notice that in some counties, the percentage of children 3-4 years old funded by Head Start exceeds the percentage of children in poverty; this may be due to poverty estimate error and/or because guidelines for the program allow up to 10% of those children enrolled in Head Start to exceed the income level.

Percent Children Approved for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals (Grades K-12) (2004)
Definitions:The percent of all enrolled children in grades K-12 who applied and were approved for free or reduced-price school meals. This indicator is used as a measure of the percent of poor and near-poor children in West Virginia. Children whose parents’ income is below 130% of poverty are eligible for free meals; reduced-price meals are available for children whose parents’ income is between 130% and 185% of poverty.
Data Source: (1990) WV Department of Education, Office of Child Nutrition, Percentage of Needy Students, October Fiscal Year 1991-1992. (2005) WV Department of Education, Office of Child Nutrition, Percentage of Needy Students, State Fiscal Year 2003-2004. (National) The Food Research and Action Center, Washington, D.C. Date?

Child Abuse/Neglect Rate (per 1,000 children) (2004)
Definitions: The number of children found to be victims of abuse or neglect per 1,000 children under age 18.
Data Source:(1990) Child Protective Services referrals accepted for investigation. WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Children and Families, Office of Social Services. (2004-05) State of WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Children and Families. An average of 2003 and 2004 federal fiscal year data. (2003 National Data) National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, US DHHS. Child Maltreatment 2003. Data from 2003 only.
Note: Differences in reporting procedures over the years prevent comparison of rates between counties and trends over time.

Teen Birth Rate (15-19 per 1,000 Females)
Definitions: The number of live births to teens ages 15-19 per 1,000 females ages 15-19.
Data Source:(1990, 2004) WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau of Public Health, Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Health Statistics Center.
Note: The base population for this indicator is the total number of females ages 15-19 in 1990 and 2004.

Percent Births to Unmarried Teens (Ages 10-19)
Definitions: At a state and county level, this indicator is the percentage of all live births to unmarried girls ages 10-19. At a national level, the percentage represents live births that are to unmarried women under 20 years of age.
Data Source:WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau of Public Health, Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Health Statistics Center.
Note: Due to the small number of births to unmarried teens in some counties, a small change in the actual number from the period 1990 to 2003 may result in a large percentage change for trend data. The base population for this indicator is the births to all mothers, regardless of age.

Percent High School Dropouts (2004)
Definitions: The percentage of students in grades 7-12 who leave a public school before graduation without transferring to another school.
Data Source: WV Department of Education.

Juvenile Delinquency Case Rate (per 1,000 Youths)
Definitions: This is the number of delinquency cases reported per 1,000 youths ages 10-17. A case is defined by the Juvenile Justice Data Base as a written and signed petition or complaint charging the juvenile with one or more crimes or status offenses committed within a 24-hour period in one county.
Data Source: (1990) WV Supreme Court of Appeals, Juvenile Justice Committee. Juvenile Delinquency in West Virginia, Annual Report, July 1, 1991 to June 30, 1992. Juvenile Justice Data Base, Table IV, Page 14. (2004) WV Division of Criminal Justice Services, Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center.

Teen Injury Death Rate (Ages 15-19 per 100,000 Teens)
Definitions: The number of deaths from homicides, suicides and unintentional injuries to teens ages 15-19 per 100,000 teens.
Data Source: WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau of Public Health, Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Health Statistics Center. (National 2001) 2004 KIDS COUNT DATA BOOK, Casey Foundation (from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, special tabulation accessed online at http://webapp.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/mortrate.html

Percent Births to Mothers with < 12th Grade Education

Definitions: At a state and county level, this indicator is the percentage of all live births to unmarried girls ages 10-19. At a national level, the percentage represents live births that are to unmarried women under 20 years of age.
Data Source: WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau of Public Health, Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Health Statistics Center.
Note: Due to the small number of births to unmarried teens in some counties, a small change in the actual number from the period 1990 to 2003 may result in a large percentage change for trend data. The base population for this indicator is the births to all mothers, regardless of age.

Total Population (2005)
Definitions: The total population as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Data Source: (1990) U.S. Census Bureau. County Population Estimates. (2005) Population Reference Bureau, analysis of National Center for Health Statistics Estimates of the July 1, 2000-July 1, 2005 United States resident population from the Vintage 2005 postcensal series by year, county, age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin, prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau and NCH.

Education Expenditures Per Pupil (2005 Dollars)(2005)
Definitions: Current per pupil expenditures are based on second-month’s net enrollment for public school programs Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2003-2004 school year.
Data Source: (1990) WV Department of Education: Per Pupil Expenditure for Instructional Personnel, 1990-1991. (2005) WV Department of Education: General Current Expense Fund. Expenditures on a per pupil basis (net enrollment) for the 2004-2005 school year.

Percent All Families With Related Children Who Receive Cash Assistance (2005)
Definitions: This is the percentage of families with related children who receive public assistance under the Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) program.
Data Source: (1990) WV Department of Health and Human Resources. Fiscal Year 1988-1989, 1989-1990, 1990-1991 for 1990; unpublished annual bulletin from Office of Audits, Research and Analysis. The source for families with related children for 1990 is from the U.S. Census Bureau, Population and Housing, Data Set: 1990 Summary Tape File 1 (STF 1) - 100 percent data. (2006) WV Department of Health and Human Resources. TANF - Cases, Individuals, and Expenditures, Monthly Average for State Fiscal Year 2006.
Note: The 1990 trend data is calculated using the percentage of families with related children who received public assistance under the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program. For SFY 2006, total TANF cases were used. Eligibility requirements for AFDC and TANF are different. The number of families with related children for 1990 comes from the 1990 Census; the number of families with related children under 18 is from the Census Bureau.

Percent Births with Early Prenatal Care
Definitions: The percentage of live births that are to women who began prenatal care in the first three months of their pregnancy.
Data Source: (1990, 2003) WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau of Public Health, Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Health Statistics Center.
Note: Live births to women who did not report the month in which prenatal care was started were excluded from the computation. This background fact does not tell us anything about the quality, frequency or consistency of care that the mother received during this time.

Unemployment Rate (2005)

Definitions: The number of people who are actively looking for work but are unemployed as a percentage of the civilian labor force.
Data Source: (1990)and(2005)WV Bureau of Employment Programs (www.state.wv.us/bep/).

Population Under Age 18 (2005)
Definitions: The total population under age 18 as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Data Source: (1990) U.S. Census Bureau. 1990-2000 County Estimates by Age, Sex, and Race/Hispanic Origin, 1990: Prepared by the U.S. Census Bureau. (2005) Population Reference Bureau, analysis of National Center for Health Statistics Estimates of the July 1, 2000-July 1, 2005 United States resident population from the Vintage 2005 postcensal series by year, county, age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin, prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau and NCH

Percent Population Under Age 18 (2005)
Definitions: The percentage of the total population under age 18.
Data Source: (1990) U.S. Census Bureau. 1990-1999 Annual Time Series of County Population Estimates by Age, Sex, and Race/Hispanic Origin, 1990: Prepared by the U.S. Census Bureau. (2005) Population Reference Bureau, analysis of National Center for Health Statistics Estimates of the July 1, 2000-July 1, 2005 United States resident population from the Vintage 2005 postcensal series by year, county, age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin, prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau and NCH.

Percent Minority Population (2005)
Definitions: The percentage of the total population that is identified as minority.
Data Source: (1990) U.S. Census Bureau. 1990-99 Annual Time Series of County Population Estimates by Age, Sex, and Race/Hispanic Origin, 1990: Prepared by the U.S. Census Bureau. (2005) Population Reference Bureau, analysis of National Center for Health Statistics Estimates of the July 1, 2000-July 1, 2005 United States resident population from the Vintage 2005 postcensal series by year, county, age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin, prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau and NCHS.

Percent of children under age 18 who are minority (2005)
Definitions: The percentage of the population under age 18 who have been identified as minority.
Data Source: (1990) U.S. Census Bureau. (2005) Population Reference Bureau, analysis of National Center for Health Statistics Estimates of the July 1, 2000-July 1, 2005 United States resident population from the Vintage 2005 postcensal series by year, county, age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin, prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau and NCHS.

Percent Children in Poverty
Definitions: The percentage of children in poverty is the share of children under age 18 who live in families with incomes below the U.S. poverty threshold as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2002, the poverty threshold for a family of two adults and two children was $18,244.
Data Source: (1990) U.S. Census Bureau. Census of Population and Housing, 1990: Summary Tape File 3C, (Table P117): Prepared by the U.S. Census Bureau, Washington (WV University Office of Health Services Research), 1992. (2003) For both state and county poverty estimates: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program, data accessed online at http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/saipe/saipe.cgi.
Note: Since the 1999 Data Book, we have used information from the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) series of the U.S. Census Bureau which provides state and county-level estimates of income and poverty.

Median Family Income (1999 Dollars)
Definitions: This is the median income of families (as opposed to households). It represents all families, both those with and without children. MFI is the dollar amount that divides the income distribution into two equal groups—half with income above the median and half with income below it. For comparison purposes, median family income data for 1990 was converted into 1999 dollars; a deflator was calculated using the Consumer Price Index-Urban Population from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median family income is based on analysis of U.S. Census data by the Population Reference Bureau.
Data Source: (1990) U.S. Census Bureau. Census of Population and Housing, 1990: Summary Tape File 3C, (Table 107A): State and Counties (2000) U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Table P77. National (2000) U.S> Census Bureau, Census 2000, Population Reference Bureau, Analysis of Data from the U.S. Census Bureau, CPS (March 2002) Supplement, 2000-2001 Summary File 3 Table P77.

Percent Children in Single Parent Families (2000)

Definitions: This is the percentage of children under age 18 who live in families headed by a person without a spouse present in the home. Children are defined as all sons/daughters of householders who are under 18 years of age.
Data Source: (1990) U.S. Census Bureau. Census of Population and Housing, 1990: Summary Tape File 1C, (Table P21)/Prepared by the U.S. Census Bureau. Washington: The Bureau (WV University Office of Health Services Research), 1992. (2000) Calculated from Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data P28.