Data Book

The KIDS COUNT Data Book is an annual publication that assesses child well-being nationally and across the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Using an index of 16 indicators, the 2014 report ranks states on overall child well-being and in four domains: (1) economic well-being, (2) education, (3) health, and (4) family and community. For 2014, the three highest-ranked states for child well-being were Massachusetts, Vermont and Iowa; the three lowest-ranked were Nevada, New Mexico and Mississippi. The report also provides national trends, comparing the latest data with mid-decade statistics. 

The 2014 Data Book is the 25th edition of the Casey Foundation's signature publication. As such, the report also examines trends in child well-being since 1990, the year of the first report. It highlights positive policies and practices that have improved child health and development and features stories from several states on advocacy efforts that have improved outcomes for kids and families.

July 22, 2014

State Rankings

A National View of the Data

You may be outside the United States or we are unable to detect your location. You can visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center to review national data, see how states are performing on the KIDS COUNT Index and create powerful visualizations.

United States

For more information, contact:

KIDS COUNT
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Baltimore, MD

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