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.
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.