North Dakota

North Dakota KIDS COUNT

  • North Dakota KIDS COUNT
  • North Dakota State University
  • Prairie Hall, Room 212
  • P.O. Box 6050, Dept. 2362
  • Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Karen Olson, Program Director

North Dakota KIDS COUNT is a statewide effort to track the status of children in North Dakota. It is sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and supported by the Center for Social Research at North Dakota State University. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, North Dakota KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local and state discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.

Featured Data

Children ages 0 to 17 living with grandparents
Living arrangements for children in North Dakota have been changing for decades. While the majority of children continue to live with married parents, this proportion is at the lowest point in more than half a century. As these family situations continue to change, it is important to understand and address the specific needs of families. Depending on the family structure, each caregiver may have different child-rearing challenges and needs. A grandparent caregiver is likely to face very different obstacles than a married parent, foster parent, or a single parent. Understanding how these living arrangements are changing for children is critical to providing the necessary supports for strong families and healthy children in North Dakota.

Downloadable Resources

North Dakota KIDS COUNT Fact Book - Annual publication containing county profiles
Insights on Children - Quarterly fact sheet highlighting county-level data
North Dakota State Legislative District Profiles