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About Data Sources: Data on child well-being is available from a variety of national, state and community resources. Key resources follow.

American FactFinder

American FactFinder provides users with the capability to browse, search, and map data from many Census Bureau sources. You can use American FactFinder to select data tabulations and maps from the data sets available in the system. You can find a profile of selected social, economic, or housing characteristics for states, cities, counties, congressional districts, and more.

Assessing the New Federalism

"Assessing the New Federalism," an Urban Institute Project, is a multi-year Urban Institute research project to analyze the devolution of responsibility for social programs from the federal government to the states, focusing primarily on health care, income security, job training, and social services.

Baltimore City Data Collaborative

Building on previous data efforts, the Baltimore City Data Collaborative was established in May, 1998 to provide data, analysis, and evaluation support for the activities of the Family League of Baltimore City and the Baltimore Safe & Sound Campaign, as well as to serve as a resource for the city as a whole.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) is an operating administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). BTS compiles, analyzes, and makes accessible information on the Nation's transportation systems; collects information on intermodal transportation and other areas as needed; and works to enhance the quality and effectiveness of government statistics.

Census Data - by State

Contains state and county demographic and economic profiles.

Chartbook on Children's Insurance Status

This chartbook examines demographic and other characteristics of insured and uninsured children in the U.S. It is based on data from the March 1998 Current Population Survey CPS and reflects children’s insurance status during calendar year 1997.

Charting Our Progress

Charting Our Progress is an internet resource aimed at providing communities throughout Georgia with timely access to high quality, uniform benchmark data.

Child Health Plus Enrollment by County

Up-to-date county enrollment figures in the State Children's Health Insurance Program for New York.

Child Welfare League of America National Data Analysis System

The CWLA National Data Analysis System (NDAS) provides you with access to all states' child abuse and neglect data from 1990 to 1996, with some data available for 1997 and 1998. Pre-defined tables and graphs are customizable by state and data year, and include data sources and notes.

Children Now: California Report Card '98

During the last decade, in the midst of state economic growth, the number of California children living in poverty increased by one-third or 700,000, according to California Report Card '98, a tenth-anniversary report released today by Children Now, a California-based child advocacy organization. This year's report provides a analysis of how conditions for children have changed over the last decade. One of the starkest trends is the growing disparity in family income, with middle- and low-income families earning less in contrast to gains by the highest earners.

Children's Bureau

The oldest federal agency for children, the Children's Bureau (CB) is located within the United States Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. It is responsible for assisting States in the delivery of child welfare services - services designed to protect children and strengthen families. The agency provides grants to States, Tribes and communities to operate a range of child welfare services including child protective services (child abuse and neglect) family preservation and support, foster care, adoption and independent living.

Children's Defense Fund - State Profiles

This data includes a range of carefully chosen key indicators that measure critical aspects of children's lives. Decisions regarding which indicators were to be included have been guided by a combination of scientific and practical considerations. CDF included indicators that can be easily understood by broad audiences, are based on reliable sources, and are timely. The source information for all data in the individual state profiles are available.

Children's Health Insurance Data 1995

The Commerce Department's Census Bureau reported in 1995 that 9.8 million (or 13.8 percent) children under the age of 18 lacked any health insurance whatsoever. This finding was based on data from the Census Bureau's March 1996 Current Population Survey.

Children's Health Insurance Data 1998

A report from the Commerce Department's Census Bureau revealed that the number of uninsured children was 11.1 million (15.4 percent) in 1998.

ChildStats - National Indicators 1999

America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 1999, developed by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, represents the third annual synthesis of information on the status of the Nation’s most valuable resource, our children. This report presents 23 key indicators of the well-being of children.'s links to other Federal and non-Federal sites with statistics on child well-being.

ChildStats: The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

This web site offers easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. Reports of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics include America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, the annual Federal monitoring report on the status of the Nation's children, and Nurturing Fatherhood. The Forum fosters coordination and collaboration in the collection and reporting of Federal statistics on children and families.

Consumer Product-Related Statistics

This site provide statistics related to safety and consumer goods. The studies were conducted by the Consumer Product Safety Commision

County Demographic and Economic Profiles for Your State

The US Census Bureau has developed a map that allows users to click on their individual county and get demographic and economic profiles.

DATA - Children's Medical Security Insurance Program (CMSIP)

Up-to-date county level CMSIP enrollment data for Virginia.

Economic Indicators - by State

The State New Economy Index, by the Progressive Policy Institute, highlights differences among the structural foundations of state economies and focuses attention on a progressive policy framework to promote economic development in the New Economy.

Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

This web site offers easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education


More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.

Foster Care and Adoption Statistics

Health Insurance Data, Census

This site contains information on the current population survey on health insurance coverage: 1998, children's health insurance, low income uninsured children by state and detailed historical tables from the current population survey: 1987-1998.

Healthy People 2010, Conference Edition

Healthy People 2010 was recently launched at the "Partnerships for Health in the New Millennium" conference. This report is a great data/measurement source for health issues. Immunization, environmental quality, substance abuse and health issues are represented.

Iowa Data & Indicators

The Iowa Community Empowerment Initiative was established by legislative mandate during the 1998 Iowa legislative session in an effort to create a partnership between communities and state government with an initial emphasis to improve the well-being of families with young children. Within the Community Empowerment Website, data and indicators for Iowa can be accessed. Data such as Poverty Guidelines, Child Care expenditure by county, and Population and poverty estimate for children as well as other valuable information.

Kids Count

KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state project of the Casey Foundation to track the status of children in the United States. The site contains custom graphs, maps, rankings, state profiles, and more!

KIDS COUNT Data Book 2000!

Kids Count is widely regarded as the nation's pre-eminent data analysis project on children's well-being. Each year, Kids Count compares states and counties on specific indicators and tracks trends over time. Kids Count 2000 looks at the difference a strong community makes in helping parents raise their kids through good schools, safe recreational opportunities, and adequate social connections.

Low Income Uninsured Children by State

Number and Percent of Children under 19 Years of Age, at or below 200 Percent of poverty, by State: Three-Year Averages for 1996, 1997, and 1998.

Midwest Research Institute Outcome Indicators Management

Midwest Research Institute (MRI) has developed a proprietary software system, CIRES™, that establishes a new standard of ease for working with outcome indicators data sets. CIRES (Computerized Indicator Retrieval and Evaluation System) is a Windows™-based program that makes it possible for analysts to quickly retrieve data and produce tables, graphs, and maps with the click of a button.

Missouri Information for Community Assessment

Statistic including birth rates, emergency room visits, assults, deaths, hospital charges, pregnancies, etc.

Most Uninsured Children Are in Families Served by Government Programs

This report is part of the "New Federalism: National Survey of America's Families" series by the Urban Institute. Using estimates drawn from the 1997 National Survey of America's Families (NSAF), this brief examines the potential of certain federal programs for reaching the families of uninsured children.

National Academy of Public Administration

Various resources, case studies, reports and other data listed by state.

National Bike Helmet Use Survey

The McDonald’s Corporation and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have been working together on a national education campaign to encourage bike riders, especially youngsters, to wear bike helmets. As part of this effort, Yankelovich Partners conducted a national survey of bike helmet usage patterns. This is the first such survey since 1991.

National Center for Children in Poverty

The National Center for Children in Poverty focuses on three enduring and interdependent sets of mission-driven activities: 1) Defining the nature, scope, and impact of young child poverty; 2) Identifying and evaluating strategies to improve the lives of young children in poverty and to reduce the young child poverty rate; and 3) Communicating facts about young child poverty and promoting strategies to reduce the young child poverty rate and help children overcome the risks associated with poverty.

National Center for Education Statistics

NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations.

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

NCHS is the Federal Government's principal vital and health statistics agency. The agency provides a wide variety of data with which to monitor the Nation's health. NCHS data systems include data on vital events as well as information on health status, lifestyle and exposure to unhealthy influences, the onset and diagnosis of illness and disability, and the use of health care.

National Neighborhood Indicator Partnership

The National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) is a collaborative effort by the Urban Institute and local partners to further the development and use of neighborhood-level information systems in local policymaking and community building.

National Survey of America's Families - Public Use Data

The National Survey of America's Families can now be viewed using a simple point-and-click prgram availabe for free on the web. The NSAF Tabulator has data on 33,703 children. Variables include demographic characteristics such as age, sex, race, income, and family structure; health insurance and status; and children's and adults' behanivor and attitudes. The Tabulator will generate national data, as well as state-specific dta for Alabama, California, Colorado, Flroida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

The OJJDP Web site is designed to provide information and resources on both general areas of interest about juvenile justice and delinquency including conferences, funding opportunities, and new publications and the comprehensive strategy as a framework for communities to combat youth crime.

Polio Eradication

This report summarizes 1) the success of National Immunization Days (NIDs); 2) the establishment of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance; and 3) accelerated efforts to meet the 2000 target, including mopping-up planned for later in 1999.

Readiness for School

Product list on literacy for grades k thru 3; Results of a survey of public kindergarten thru third grade teachers classroom practices and their views on student readiness

Rural Public Transportation Operators

What Texas is doing about rural transportation issues. Includes interactive map providing information about rural transportation in specific areas.

Snapshots of America’s Families: Variations in Health Care across States

This paper presents preliminary findings from the 1997 National Survey of America’s Families (NSAF), a household survey providing information on over 100,000 children and non-elderly adults representing the noninstitutionalized civilian population under age 65. The primary focus is on health insurance coverage and several measures of access to care. (NOTE: Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view this report.)

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book - 5th Edition

The Data Book contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States at the State and metropolitan area levels. Selected data for component counties and central cities of metropolitan areas are also included. / Education

Discusses education in all 50 states. Such topics include, high accountability standards, per pupil spending, top state priorities and also gives the user the ability to compare states against one anther using education data.

Statistics on Decreases in Teen Pregnancy

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, births to teens fell for a seventh straight year in 1998 and are down 18% since 1991. Births among teens from all ethnic groups have dropped, and births among teens ages 15-17 are now at their lowest rate in four decades. Reasons reported include higher rates of abstinence and more reliable birth control. To encourage ongoing support of school-based teen pregnancy prevention, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has published "Teen Pregnancy: State Education Agencies and Prevention" -- available free at:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.

The March 1999 AFCARS Report on Adoption and Foster Care statistics

The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is the information service of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. NCADI is the world's largest resource for current information and materials concerning substance abuse.

The Right Start: Conditions of Babies and Their Families in America’s Largest Cities

In this KIDS COUNT Special Report, The Right Start: Conditions of Babies and Their Families in America’s Largest Cities, the Casey Foundation highlights the particular challenges faced by newborns and their parents in the nation’s major urban areas. The foundation is especially interested in the implications for the millions of kids born into families living in the toughest neighborhoods of our biggest cities.

The Scope of the Problem on Child Maltreatment

Statistics regarding the issue of child maltreatment.

The Southern Regional Initiative to Improve Access to Benefits for Low Income Families With Children

The Southern Regional Initiative’s report discusses issues and strategies states can consider in providing health coverage for more low income children. The chapter contains a discussion of eligibility outreach and eligibility simplification issues, including common applications.

U.S. Census Bureau: Low Income Uninsured Children by State

Number and Percent of Children under 19 Years of Age, at or below 200 Percent of Poverty, by State.

Vermont's Outcomes, Indicators and General Compilations of Data

Key outcomes and indicators are reported at the community and county levels by school Supervisory Union. Committed to improving the safety and well-being of Vermont's citizens, especially its children, these publications provide support for the collaborations between State government and localized nonprofit organizations that are necessary to deliver needed services in the most effective manner possible. Data is presented at the SU or county level.

Welfare Information Network

This site is a Clearinghouse for Information, Policy Analysis & Technical Assistance on Welfare Reform. This is a must see sight! Any type of welfare information imaginable can be found in this one place. Rural issues, evaluation strategies, events, publications, health insurance, and domestic violence are just a few of the sub-links within this site.


YouthInfo is a website developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide you with the latest information about America’s adolescents.

Youth-Related Statistics

A list youth-related statistical information compiled by the National Youth Development Information Center.

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