2020 Data Cards

May 2020

NC Child’s county data cards provide local snapshots of child well-being by county. For 2020, the county data benchmarks indicate how NC’s children were faring before the COVID-19 pandemic and give key indicators of child well-being to track as recovery unfolds. They also compare county data to children in the state as a whole. County data cards present the latest data for key indicators in five areas of children’s well-being: A Strong Start, Family Economic Security, Nurturing Homes and Communities, Health and Wellness, and High-Quality Education.

Click here to download the statewide data card for North Carolina.

Click here to view the full data sources for the 2020 County Data Cards.

The data on children assessed for abuse or neglect per 1,000 have been updated at the county and state level as of June 2nd, 2021. These updates are not available in the 2020 Data Cards. For updated data, please see the 2021 Data Cards.


Alamance Franklin Orange
Alexander Gaston Pamlico
Alleghany Gates Pasquotank
Anson Graham Pender
Ashe Granville Perquimans
Avery Greene Person
Beaufort Guilford Pitt
Bertie Halifax Polk
Bladen Harnett Randolph
Brunswick Haywood Richmond
Buncombe Henderson Robeson
Burke Hertford Rockingham
Cabarrus Hoke Rowan
Caldwell Hyde Rutherford
Camden Iredell Sampson
Carteret Jackson Scotland
Caswell Johnston Stanly
Catawba Jones Stokes
Chatham Lee Surry
Cherokee Lenoir Swain
Chowan Lincoln Transylvania
Clay Macon Tyrrell
Cleveland Madison Union
Columbus Martin Vance
Craven McDowell Wake
Cumberland Mecklenburg Warren
Currituck Mitchell Washington
Dare Montgomery Watauga
Davidson Moore Wayne
Davie Nash Wilkes
Duplin New Hanover Wilson
Durham Northampton Yadkin
Edgecombe Onslow Yancey