Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

KIDS COUNT Data Book shows Washington ranks low on economic security, high on children’s health

New national rankings of child well-being show that Washington’s kids have been hurt by hard times.

Washington ranks 18th out of all 50 states in the new KIDS COUNT Data Book, a detailed look at 16 indicators of child well-being grouped into four domains: Economic Well-Being, Education, Health, and Family and Community.

The Data Book presents the most recent trends for kids in Washington and across the country, starting before the recession began and ending with the most recent year of available data. Read the KIDS COUNT in Washington press release.