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State-Level KIDS COUNT Data Books in 2019

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Network tracks the well-being of children and families in each state. View the catalog of state-level data books and fact sheets released so far in 2019 to learn more about how children in your home state are faring.

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation today released “Keeping Kids in Families: Trends in U.S. Foster Care Placement,” using data from child welfare systems across all 50 states and the District of Columbia over a 10-year period to look at how placements for young people in foster care have changed.

Featured KIDS COUNT Data

2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The Data Book provides a detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States. We rank states on overall child well-being and in four domains.

Race for Results

The new Race for Results Index compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state levels.

The First Eight

A child’s early development from birth through age 8 is essential to making an effective transition into elementary school and for long-term academic achievement.