Research and data is one of NC Child’s core strategies to support kids and families. We provide advocates and decision-makers with reliable data to better understand child well-being. 

County Data Cards

NC Child’s county data cards provide local snapshots of child well-being by county. They also compare county data to children in the state as a whole. Along with the print-friendly county data cards, we also release an interactive County Data Dashboard, allowing you to dive more deeply into the data for each county.

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.

KIDS COUNT Data Center

The KIDS COUNT Data Center is an easy-to-use, powerful, online database that allows anyone to generate custom reports. You can find reports for one geographic area (Profiles), or compare different geographic areas across a specific topic (Ranking, Maps, or Line Graphs).

The database includes information on education, employment and income, health, access to health insurance, population, family characteristics, poverty, and youth risk factors.

Access KIDS COUNT Data

To see how children in North Carolina fare on key indicators of health, education and economic security relative to the rest of the country, view the latest KIDS COUNT Data Book.

View the KIDS COUNT Data Book

KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the well-being of children in the United States. NC Child is the North Carolina KIDS COUNT partner. NC Child maintains and records more than 100 measures of child well-being at the state and local levels. 


We’re Here to Help

NC Child provides one-on-one technical assistance, data presentations, and analyses of child well-being upon request. If you need additional support navigating our data resources or can’t find what you’re looking for, please reach out to Research Director Neil Harrington.

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