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Issues and Statistics

  • There are 267,141 children under 18 in New Hampshire. (2014)
  • Children Living in Poverty – 13% or 34,000 (2014)
    • 1 in every 8 NH children.
    • 28% (76,000) of NH children live in low-income families – (children are defined as low-income if the family income is less than twice the federal poverty threshold)
  • Children Living in Single Parent Families – 79,000 (2013)
  • Children Receiving Public Only (Medicaid) Health Insurance – 85,055 (2013)
  • Children Not Covered by Health Insurance – 12,000 (2014)
  • Child Abuse & Neglect Victims – 646 (2014)
  • 46% of New Hampshire’s 3-4 Year Olds Not Enrolled in a preschool program – (2013)
    • New Hampshire does not have a state preschool program.
  • 21% of 4th Graders Scoring below Basic Reading Levels – (2015)
  • Kids Count Overall Rank – 2 (2015)
  • Cost of childcare: $788/mo for toddlers, $984/mo for infants
  • 78.8% of NH children have at least one parent in the workforce (2014)
    • 68.6% of NH’s poor children have at least one parent working