KIDS COUNT is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the status of children in the U.S. At a national level, one of the principal activities of the initiative
is the KIDS COUNT Data Book, which identifies key ingredients important for a successful transition to adulthood, measures them, and releases them with the
hope of providing a greater understanding of the opportunities and challenges
facing our nation's children, and inspiring action.
This year's report examines recent trends that compare data from 2010 to 2015 - a time during which North Dakota experienced some dramatic changes. With these changes, people may ask -- Has North Dakota seen the types of improvements in
child well-being one would expect given our economic climate? Have the policies
and programs currently in place had an impact on child outcomes? Are North
Dakota's children on a path to successful adulthood? The Data Book helps us answer these questions.
Don't forget to check out t
he 2017 ND Compass Points. Compass Points includes notable trends, key demographics, and a dashboard look at measures of progress for 10 topic areas.
Test Your Knowledge.
While minority children continue to represent a relatively small percentage of North Dakota's children overall, the state is becoming more racially diverse. In 2000, Hispanic children represented 2 percent of the child population under 18 years old.
What percentage did Hispanic children represent in 2016?