2018 KIDS COUNT DATA BOOK
In this year’s annual Annie E. Casey KIDS COUNT Data Book, New Hampshire was ranked the number one state for overall child well-being. The Data Book studies 16 indicators in four different domains of child well-being – economic well-being, education, family and community, and health – and then ranks each state in the country using this data.
In 2018, New Hampshire was ranked:
- Third in economic well-being
- Fourth in education
- Second in family and community
- Second in health
We should be proud of these rankings, as they show that the Granite State is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
However, it is important that we continue to advocate for our youngest citizens to keep New Hampshire ranked number one. We can continue to improve by working to end our addiction epidemic, supporting a system of family resource centers, and increasing access to home visiting.
As a state, we must continue to promote policies that will help New Hampshire kids grow in a safe and healthy environment.
You can view the whole Data Book at: