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.