A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation since 1990, KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the United States. KIDS COUNT exists to measure child outcomes and contribute to public accountability for those outcomes, resulting in a model for data-driven advocacy for children, their families, and their communities.
National KIDS COUNT Data Book
National 2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book Shows Kentucky Progress on Child and Family Well-Being Jeopardized by Pandemic
June 21, 2021 – Kentucky ranks 37th in the nation in overall child well-being, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2021 national KIDS COUNT Data Book co-released by Kentucky Youth Advocates. The national KIDS COUNT Data Book provides state level data and rankings, as well as supplemental pandemic-era survey data.
In addition to ranking 37th in overall child well-being, Kentucky ranks 40th in economic well-being, 30th in education, 35th in health, and 43rd in the family and community domains.
View the Kentucky State Data Profile Sheet (Spanish), and read our press release.