The 2020 National KIDS COUNT®

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2020 KIDS COUNT Data Book ranks Alabama 47th in overall child well-being as compared with other states across the nation. The Data Book uses 16 indicators with data from 2000 to 2018 and ranks each state across four domains: health, education, economic well-being and family and community.

Alabama saw improvements in 11 of the 16 indicators and remained the same in 3 and got worse in 2. Massachusetts and New Hampshire received this year’s top rankings, while Louisiana and New Mexico are the lowest-ranked states.

Alabama showed the most progress in the economic well-being domain, making improvements since last year’s report in all four indicators the Data Book tracks.

There is Still Room for Alabama to Grow...

“If we want to see more than just marginal improvements, we must do more than maintain the status quo. We must prioritize investments that strengthen the future of our children.”

— Rhonda Mann, VOICES’ Deputy Director