Annie E. Casey Foundation
July 2010
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The 2010 KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Rankings on Child Well-Being Now Available
Every year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation produces the KIDS COUNT Data Book to illuminate the status of America’s children. By updating the assessment annually, KIDS COUNT provides ongoing benchmarks that can be used to see how the nation and states have advanced or regressed over time on issues concerning our children.

The 2010 KIDS COUNT Data Book was released on July 27, 2010. According to data released in this year’s Data Book, 18 percent of children lived in poverty in 2008. This means that 1 million more children lived in poverty in 2008 than in 2000. To find out more about how the nation and your state are faring on key child well-being measures, read the 2010 KIDS COUNT Data Book.

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National and State Profiles Available Online
The KIDS COUNT Data Book includes access to National and State Profiles that provide information on how states rank on overall child well-being and on each of the 10 key indicators (in the areas of health, education, economic well-being, and more). It provides a clear picture on where states have made improvements and where things have gotten worse. These profiles were previously available as part of the printed Data Book and are now available as stand-alone PDF files that can be downloaded and shared.
Access national and state profiles >>
Access data for 10 key Indicators used to rank states >>
Access overall rank for your state >>
Share and Access Data
Add a KIDS COUNT widget to your website or blog that will provide your visitors with access to all the data in the 2010 KIDS COUNT Data Book. Customize the widget to display data for your state. Learn more >>
Embed the Data Book badge to your site to provide your visitors access to the 2010 Data Book and related resources as well as access to the Data Center. Learn more>>
Visit Our Updated Mobile Site
You can now view the data from the 2010 Data Book on a site enhanced for your BlackBerry, iPhone, or other smart phone. The next time you are away from your PC and need data on children and families visit
KIDS COUNT Data Center
You can access the 2010 KIDS COUNT Data Book, the 10 key indicators and hundreds of additional child well-being indicators on the KIDS COUNT Data Center. Options are available to rank, map, and graph all indicators on the site. Visit the Data By State section of the site to find data for states, counties, cities, towns, school districts, and more. Visit the Data Across States section of the site to find comparable data for the nation, states, and cities.
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KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children and families in the United States. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks for child well-being, KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.

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