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 2020 KIDS COUNT Data Book Highlights Continued Areas of Need as the Commonwealth Prepares to Recover from the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
June 22, 2020 – Kentucky ranks 37th in the nation in overall child well-being, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2020 national KIDS COUNT Data Book co-released by Kentucky Youth Advocates. The national KIDS COUNT Data Book provides state level data and rankings.
In addition to ranking 37th in overall child well-being, Kentucky ranks 41st in economic well-being, 27th in education, 42nd in health, and 41st in the family and community domains.
View the Kentucky State Data Profile Sheet, and read our press release.