Minnesota #2 in Kids Count survey

For 21 years, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has published an annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, compiling the best data available on children and families in our nation and ranking every state on the well-being of its kids. This year Minnesota ranked second, behind New Hampshire. The study reflects a wide range of factors affecting the well-being of children, such as health, adequacy of income and educational attainment. This year’s KIDS COUNT Data Book found that the 2008 child poverty rate topped 18 percent, which means the number of children living in poverty grew by a million between 2000 and 2008. (The Minnesota rate is 11 percent.)

Download the full report here.