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Data Summary by County on the Status of Children

The Florida Kids Count Data Book is published annually by the Florida Center for Children and Youth in Tallahassee and the Florida Mental Health Institute at the University of South Florida. It provides information for each county in Florida on population by age, education, birth indicators, children in poverty, child well-being, and youth and the law. The following information is provided for the eight counties of southeast Florida.

Status of Children

Population (1994)

  Total Indian River Okeechobee St. Lucie Martin Palm Beach Broward Dade Monroe
Total Population 4,756,877 97415 32325 166803 110227 937190 1,340,220 1,990,445 82252
Children <18 1,069,788 18686 9049 38900 20484 191935 281056 494907 14771
Children 15-19 253696 5063 2295 9251 4858 43510 66252 119144 3323
Persons age 20-24 272722 4766 2183 9071 5352 45526 71752 129655 4417

Education (94/95)

  Total Indian River Okeechobee St. Lucie Martin Palm Beach Broward Dade Monroe
Student enrollment (pre-K to 12) 717911 13165 6305 26213 13654 127506 199362 322326 9380
Graduation rate (%) 71 66 67.6 63 79.8 66.2 70.6 73.9 66.5
Non-promotions 25932 476 349 903 483 6364 3869 13328 160
Dropouts 11117 135 123 397 117 1872 1699 6637 137
Number of disciplinary actions 116123 3675 1564 6072 3155 17424 28856 53854 1523
Corporal punishments 132 63 69            
In-school suspensions 62008 2106 493 2578 1783 8532 14626 30997 893
Out-of-school suspensions 53828 1485 981 3392 1372 8882 14230 22857 629
Other disciplinary actions 155 21 21 102   10     1

Birth indicators (1994)

  Total Indian River Okeechobee St. Lucie Martin Palm Beach Broward Dade Monroe
Births 70837 937 478 2212 1137 12758 19488 32913 914
Birth rate (per 1000 population) 14.8 9.5 14.7 13.1 10.3 13.5 14.5 16.5 11
Births to unwed mothers 26310 324 177 838 413 4350 6568 13349 291
Births to unwed mothers (%) 37.1 34.6 37 37.9 36.4 34.1 33.7 40.6 31.8
Births to unwed mothers <20 6598 131 67 252 120 1177 1607 3189 55
Births to unwed mothers <20 (%) 9.3 14 14 11.4 10.6 9.2 8.2 9.7 6
Births to unwed mothers over 20 19702 193 110 586 292 3172 4958 10155 236
Births to unwed mothers over 20 (%) 27.8 20.6 23 26.5 25.7 24.9 25.4 30.9 25.8
Births to mothers <20 7986 163 115 332 147 1405 1837 3909 78
Births to mothers <20 (%) 11.3 17.4 24.1 15 13 11 9.4 11.9 8.5
Teen birth rate age 15-19 65.6 66.8 107.7 71 63.2 63.7 54.2 65.1 54.5
Births with early prenatal care 57065 713 370 1719 858 10095 16149 26379 782
Births with early prenatal care (%) 81.4 77.1 77.7 77.9 75.7 79.9 84.7 80.8 86.6
Low birth weight births 5589 55 38 168 82 1024 1582 2585 55
Low birth weight births (%) 7.9 5.9 7.9 7.6 7.2 8 8.1 7.9 6

Child well-being (1994)

  Total Indian River Okeechobee St. Lucie Martin Palm Beach Broward Dade Monroe
Child deaths age 1-14 323 9 7 15 6 53 82 147 4
Teen violent deaths age 15-19 174 2 1 6 4 30 41 88 2
Teen violent death rate age 15-19(/10k) 6.9 3.9 4.3 6.4 8.2 6.9 6.2 7.4 6
Runaways 14405 348 129 690 290 2758 4188 5840 162

Children in poverty (1990)

  Total Indian River Okeechobee St. Lucie Martin Palm Beach Broward Dade Monroe
Children in poverty age <18 190594 2087 2253 7301 2417 25176 37717 111739 1904
Children in poverty age <18 (%) 20.5 12.4 29.5 21.4 14 15.1 15 24.3 14.5

Youth and the law (94/95)

  Total Indian River Okeechobee St. Lucie Martin Palm Beach Broward Dade Monroe
Delinquency cases received 51127 1020 487 1839 1037 8594 15090 22538 522
Delinquency cases received-youths 30817 665 283 1280 651 5243 8907 13453 335
Juvenile detentions 8522 198 122 514 161 2026 2776 2615 110
Juvenile detentions-youths 5623 126 72 374 99 1331 1763 1769 89
Transfers to adult court 2486 15 18 77 52 525 432 1352 15
Transfers to adult court-youths 1784 14 16 60 36 383 321 945 9
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