Date Published: March 27, 2012

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. Since its first release 19 years ago, KIDS COUNT in Colorado! has become the most trusted source for data and information on Colorado children and is relied upon by lawmakers, community leaders, and child advocates to inform policy debates and community discussions on issues impacting kids.

The Children’s Campaign released our 2012 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report on March 27, 2012 at a news conference at the state Capitol. Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia joined us at the release.

This year’s report, The Importance of Place: Variations in Child Well-Being Across Colorado, shows that where a child lives can substantially impact his or her chances for success. Modeled after the state child well-being comparisons published every year by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in the national KIDS COUNT Data Book, the 2012 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report includes a Colorado Child Well-Being Index, which uses 12 measurable indicators to compare child well-being by county in the areas of health, education, and family and community.

2012 KIDS COUNT in Colorado