Local children face big challenges

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Local children face big challenges

A fourth of county’s
kids live in poverty
The numbers

5,859 – Population of Montezuma County children under the age of 18.
13 - Percent of Montezuma County children without access to health insurance.
50 – Number of births in Montezuma County per 1,000 girls ages 15 to 19: the state’s highest teen birth rate.
31 – Percent of Montezuma County children who are overweight or obese.
23 - Percent of all births in Montezuma County to women with less than 12 years of education.
44 - Percent of all Montezuma County fourth-graders not reading at grade level.
60 – Percent of children that graduate from high school in Montezuma County.
12 – Percent of Montezuma County teens between 16 and 19 years of age that are neither attending school nor working.
55 – Percent of Montezuma County children qualifying for free or reduced price lunch.
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Local children face big challenges

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