Buttressed by dozens of charts and tables, many going back decades, this annual iteration – America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2015 – provides both a snapshot and a longitudinal tool assessing how our children fare across a wide variety of metrics from health to education. Such statistics as family reading to young children or immunization rates or drinking water quality can be accessed to establish certain levels of care or to ascertain areas which need improvement. Data source descriptions add to the utility of this report.
Another report worth looking at is the recent Kids Count survey; this one can be broken down by state and smaller governmental entities – here is the New Jersey data. Hundreds of tables and time series are available here.