KIDS COUNT

KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the status of children in the United States. By providing high-quality data and trend analysis, KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local, state and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children — and to raise the visibility of children’s issues through a nonpartisan, evidence-based lens.  At the national level, the project develops and distributes reports on key areas of well-being, including the annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, which uses the best available data to measure the educational, social, economic, and physical well-being of children state by state.  The Foundation also funds a national network of state-level KIDS COUNT projects, including Vermont KIDS COUNT, that provide a more detailed, county-by-county picture of the condition of children.

Vermont KIDS COUNT

Voices for Vermont’s Children is Vermont’s KIDS COUNT organization. The Vermont KIDS COUNT Project keeps track of a wide range of indicators of child and youth well-being. KIDS COUNT state- and county-level data provides policymakers, legislators, state and local children’s advocates, researchers, students and you with key information about kids’ Economic Security, Safety, Health, and Education status. For more information about county pages data, sources, and methodology, read our Introduction to the Data.

Click on the map below to find data on a particular county.  You can also click to view data on the state of Vermont overall.

Vermont KIDS COUNT data provides policymakers, legislators, children’s advocates, researchers, students, practitioners, and the community with information about kids and their families.  For more information about Vermont KIDS COUNT, send us an email.

 

Vermont KIDS COUNT Data By County

Essex Orleans Franklin Lamoille Chittenden Washington Addison Orange Windsor Caledonia Grand Isle Rutland Bennington Windham

National KIDS COUNT

The National KIDS COUNT project tracks a wide range of indicators of child and youth well-being.  Each year, the KIDS COUNT project publishes the KIDS COUNT Data Book.

The Data Book explores the well-being of children and youth at the national and state level, making state-by-state comparisons and highlighting trends in the status of our children.  Additionally, the national KIDS COUNT Data Center hosts interactive data nationally and for each state (highlighted in the KIDS COUNT Data Book), as well as local data provided by the grantee organization in each state.

National KIDS COUNT also publishes regular policy reports, briefs, and other resources, which can be downloaded here.

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Founded in 1948, the primary mission of the Annie E. Casey Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families.

In pursuit of this goal, the Foundation makes grants that help states, cities, and neighborhoods fashion more innovative, cost-effective responses to these needs.

More information on KIDS COUNT network can be found here:

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Important Facts
School meals

In the 2013-2014 school year, 40.7% of students received meals categorized as free or reduced-price. Click on the graph for additional [more]

Poverty undermines children’s healthy development and has lasting effects on children’s physical and social-emotional health. Children growing up [more]

Early Prenatal Care

Between 2000 and 2010, the rate of pregnant women in Vermont receiving early prenatal care ranged between 80 and 85 percent. This was short [more]

Population

While the total population of Vermont has grown to an estimated 626,630, our child population has fallen since the 2000 Census count [more]

70% of Vermont’s housing stock was built prior to the 1978 ban on lead paint.  Lead paint and dust from lead [more]

Teen Births

Teen mothers often have fewer resources than older parents to provide for a healthy baby and for themselves.  Babies born [more]

7.5% of Vermont’s children received Reach Up (TANF) benefits in 2011; a 27% increase from 2007. [more]

98% of Vermont’s children have health insurance. [more]

Babies with low birthweight – under 5.5 pounds – are at risk for respiratory conditions, cognitive and developmental delays, and other long-term health [more]