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Five Reasons to Complete the 2020 Census (and Encourage Others to Do the Same)

Here are five reasons why the U.S. census matters more than you think, and why you should encourage everyone you know in the nation to participate before the survey closes on July 31, 2020.

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Lisa Hamilton interviews William Thorne Jr., a member of the Pomo and Coast Miwok Indian tribes and a retired juvenile justice judge with 34 years of experience in tribal and state courts. Their conversation explores how past federal policies have harmed American Indian children and what these communities are doing to help their own families heal.

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.