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KIDS COUNT is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a premier source of data on children and families. Each year, the Foundation produces a comprehensive report — the KIDS COUNT Data Book — that assesses child well-being in the United States. The indicators featured in the Data Book are also available in the Data Center.

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Latest Updates

April 16, 2019

Housing Cost Burden Numbers Continue to Improve; Disparities Persist

When housing costs are too high — accounting for more than 30% of a family’s monthly income — parents and kids alike face challenges. Fortunately, the percentage of kids whose families are grappling with high housing costs continues to fall.

April 15, 2019

Strong Economy, Secure Employment: Parents Made Gains in Latest Data

It took 10 years but the percentage of children whose parents lack secure employment has finally fallen back to prerecession levels nationally. It’s also true in most, but not all, states.

April 2, 2019

New KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot Looks at Foster Care

Child welfare systems in the United States are increasingly opting to place kids in foster care with families, according to a new data brief from the Casey Foundation. "Keeping Kids in Families" reveals that 86% of kids were placed with families in 2017 — up 5 percentage points from 2007.

This good news, however, arrives with clear caveats.

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The KIDS COUNT Data Center allows users to browse data one indicator at a time. To view any number of indicators for a particular geographical area at once, users can create a custom report.

A custom report’s URL is permanent. Users can bookmark it and refer back to the data over time.

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