Economic Prosperity & Social Justice
Voices Child Poverty 2012

The TransformED Foundation National Data

Economic Prosperity National Average Black White
Children in Poverty 2010 22% 38% 13%
Children whose parents lack employment 2010 33% 49% 25%
Teens not in school and not working 2010 9% 13% 7%
EDUCATION
Children not attending pre-school
2008-2010
53% 50% 50%
4th graders not proficient in reading
2011
68% 84% 58%
8th graders not proficient in reading 66% 87% 57%

TransformED Foundation Data

Resource: The Annie E. Casey Foundation

State of Virginia  Percent of Children living in poverty in 2010- 14.6%(Southwest Virginia)
Roanoke City- 33.9% of children live in poverty
Galax – 35.9% of children live in poverty

Percent of ALL residents living in poverty in Virginia in 2010- 22.4%

State of North Carolina Percent of Children living in poverty in 2010 -24.6% 

Forsyth Co-  24.2% of children live in poverty
Guildford Co.-26.7%  of children live in poverty

Percent of Children receiving disability services- Roanoke City 14.9%
Galax- 10.5%
Education: 2008
Percent of 3rd graders proficient in Reading End of Grade Tests: 52.1%
Percent of 8th graders proficient in Reading End of Grade Tests: 51.2%
On time graduation rate- Roanoke City 67.7%
Galax- 86.6%
2010- 35,294 children enrolled in Medicaid in Forsyth County
Unemployment rate in 2011-Roanoke City 8.2%
Galax- 10.1%
2010- 53.1% of students are on free and/or reduced lunch in Forsyth Co.
2010 Roanoke City Median Income by Race:
White- $40,595
Hispanic- 31,641
Black- 28,594
2011- Unemployment rate- 10% Forsyth Co.
2010 Galax Median Income by Race:
White- 21,759
Hispanic-26,471
Black-19,875
2010 Forsyth Co. percent Children who are uninsured: 11.4%
2009 Children under 19 without Health Insurance 8.2% Roanoke City
9.4 Galax
Non-Marital Births 2009- Roanoke City
White 45.9%
Black 79.6%
Galax City
White-67.7%
Black-54.5%