2002 KIDS COUNT

Date Published: April 15, 2002

KIDS COUNT in Colorado! is an annual publication of the Children’s Campaign, providing state- and county-level data on child well-being factors including child health, education, and economic status. The publication is relied upon by lawmakers, community leaders, and child advocates to inform policy debates and community discussions on issues impacting kids.

Colorado’s Changing Population

Perhaps you’ve noticed that the faces of Colorado have changed over the last decade. The recent census shows that the number of children in Colorado has increased by 28 percent over the last decade. Only two states had a higher rate of growth over this period. Colorado’s children have become increasingly ethnically diverse; over 34 percent of children are from minority ethnic backgrounds. The most dramatic trend has been the statewide increase in the number of Hispanic families and children. Today nearly 50 percent of the child population in Denver and 57 percent in Pueblo are Hispanic.

The 2002 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report examines Colorado’s changing population and reveals essential information about the well-being of all Colorado children.

2002 KIDS COUNT in Colorado!