Children’s Trust of South Carolina serves as the KIDS COUNT grantee by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
KIDS COUNT is a major initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The work provides high-quality data and trend analysis for what is happening right here in South Carolina. This valuable information is used to enrich our discussion and decisions on ways to secure better futures for all children – and to raise the visibility of children’s issues through a non-partisan, evidence-based lens.
South Carolina Data
South Carolina ranks 41 overall in the U.S. for child well-being.
KIDS COUNT measures child well-being in four domains: Economic Well-Being, Education, Health, Family and Community.
See South Carolina child well-being data with the 16 indicators.
Data by County
Using the four KIDS COUNT domains and 16 indicators, fact sheets for each county in South Carolina are now available. Profiles also rank the counties against each other for each of the indicators.
Data by Race
A report analysis by Children’s Trust of South Carolina shows the state’s children, especially those of color, are falling behind important milestones and families across racial lines are struggling.
KIDS COUNT Data Center
The Data Center is a one-stop source for child well-being data.
Policy and Research Briefs
Research and tools produced by Children’s Trust to inform policy work in South Carolina.
Data Request Form
If the data you’re looking for is not in the KIDS COUNT Data Center, simply complete this request form and we will try and locate it as best we can for you.
KIDS COUNT Data Book
KIDS COUNT is best known for its annual data book that profiles the status of children on a national and state-by-state basis and ranks states on measures of well-being. Currently South Carolina ranks 41 in the nation in child well-being. A copy of the data book is available upon request at Children’s Trust and the data is available from the Casey Foundation at the KIDS COUNT data center.
National Policy Reports
By providing high-quality data and trend analysis, KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local, state and national discussions on ways to secure better futures for all children – and to raise the visibility of children’s issues through a nonpartisan, evidence-based lens.