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Children In the States Factsheet 2012

Release Date: January 30, 2012
File Format: pdf

These factsheets provide basic stats and rankings regarding poverty, health, hunger, child welfare, early childhood development, education and youth at risk for children in each state.

Data for the Children in the States fact sheets are the most current available as of January 26, 2012. More recent data on many of these indicators will become available throughout the year.

State-by-state Factsheets

Alabama Georgia Maine Nevada Oregon Virginia
Alaska Hawaii Maryland New Hampshire Pennsylvania Washington
Arizona Idaho Massachusetts New Jersey Rhode Island Washington, D.C.
Arkansas Illinois Michigan New Mexico South Carolina West Virginia
California Indiana Minnesota New York South Dakota Wisconsin
Colorado Iowa Mississippi North Carolina Tennessee Wyoming
Connecticut Kansas Missouri North Dakota Texas United States
Delaware Kentucky Montana Ohio Utah  
Florida Louisiana Nebraska Oklahoma Vermont Notes and Sources

All States, U.S., and Notes and Sources

Data related to children at the state and local levels are often difficult to obtain and lack any kind of comparison to surrounding states or a national average. We hope that providing key state and national data in a concise uniform format will enable readers to see how their own state is doing, look at neighboring states and the national average, and then urge their elected officials (at the federal, state, and local level) to do more for children.