Child Well-Being in New Jersey 2015

Kids Count New Jersey 2015 provides both state and county statistical profiles on how well children are faring across multiple metrics. For the first time, this annual report has a special focus on race; it states: “New Jersey’s black, Hispanic and mixed-race children are more likely to live in poverty, experience negative health outcomes, be involved in the state child protection and juvenile justice systems and struggle in school. These statistics are sobering.”(2) Counties are ranked within the state; Hudson County stands at 15 out of 20 having dropped from the 14th slot last year.(news report here) The Kids Count Data Center is a portal to much more data than contained in the above report and also provides breakdowns by congressional district within the state. Other state and national data are also available.

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