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: