National KIDS COUNT Data Book: Well-being of Colorado kids in middle of the pack, despite economic gains

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 16, 2017

Colorado’s national ranking of 22nd in overall child well-being reveals that health and prosperity don’t extend to all children. The 2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that kids in other states are benefiting more from gains in economic well-being, education, health and family and community indicators.

Colorado’s ranking in economic well-being fell from 12th in 2016 to 16th in 2017, as the state showed little improvement relative to the nation in child poverty, the percentage of families burdened by housing costs and the percentage of teens not in school and not working. Read more about Colorado’s rankings in our press release, or go straight to the full report from AECF.

We’ve created an online interactive feature to help you explore the rankings and data. Click here to explore it; use the filters on the right to see how Colorado compares to other states on indicators of child well-being.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit