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As the KIDS COUNT leader for South Carolina, a major initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF), Children’s Trust uses this high-quality data and trend analysis to secure better futures for all children in our state.

Indicators reveal significant deficits for children and families in South Carolina, which sends a strong signal that dedicated strategies are needed to give them more opportunities to succeed.

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Child well-being data in South Carolina

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South Carolina’s ranks 38 in child well-being

23%

of children live in poverty

74%

of eighth graders are not proficient in math

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Child well-being in South Carolina

View the KIDS COUNT rankings and indicators for South Carolina. You can see areas where South Carolina has improved, declined or stayed the same within each indicator.

S.C. Child Well-Being Profile (PDF)
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County-level child well-being profiles

KIDS COUNT indicators are available at the state level and county level. States and counties are ranked in each domain and overall.

County profiles
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Data by race

Resources to inform the elimination of racial and ethnic disparities in child well-being outcomes.

Race for Results for South Carolina
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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.

2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book (PDF)
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KIDS COUNT Data Center

The KIDS COUNT Data Center, is a searchable database featuring hundreds of data sets provided by Children's Trust and AECF KIDS COUNT.

KIDS COUNT Data Center
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Data request

If the data you’re looking for is not available on our website, simply complete this request form and we will try and locate it as best we can for you.

Data request form