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 2022 KIDS COUNT Data Book Shows Kentucky Ranks 37th in Child Well-Being with Too Many Children Suffering from Mental Health Pandemic
August 8, 2022 – Kentucky ranks 37th in the nation in overall child well-being, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2022 national KIDS COUNT Data Book co-released by Kentucky Youth Advocates. The national Data Book provides state level data and rankings, including a mix of pre-pandemic and more recent figures that are the latest available. And, for the first time, this annual resource focuses on the youth mental health crisis.
In addition to ranking 37th in overall child well-being, Kentucky ranks 38th in economic well-being, 26th in education, 38th in health, and 42nd in the family and community domains.
View the Kentucky State Data Profile Sheet (Spanish), and read our press release.