2014 National KIDS COUNT® Data Book Released

On July 22, 2014 the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its 25th annual KIDS COUNT® Data Book. The report identifies trends in child well-being since 1990, the first year the report was published, and compares national and state-level data from 2005 to 2012.

The report ranks states on overall child well-being in four categories: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community life.

Missouri has improved its ranking in education and health, but has decreased in three of four indicators of economic well-being and two of four indicators of family and community life. However, there have been improvements in family and community life, with data showing an increase in children whose head of household has a high school diploma and a decrease in teen births.

In 2014 the Family and Community Trust (FACT) was selected by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to represent KIDS COUNT® in Missouri.

FACT is a non-profit organization supporting 20 community partnerships around the state whose mission is to find solutions to improve the lives of families and children in their communities. ARCHS is the designated community partnership for the St. Louis region.

Download the National KIDS COUNT® Report
Download the Missouri  KIDS COUNT® Summary
Access the Missouri Data