The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2019 KIDS COUNT DATA BOOK just came out. We went through the full report and picked out what is most important to the multiracial community.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT® is a national and state effort to track the status of children in the United States. Since 1990, the Casey Foundation has ranked states annually on overall child well-being using an index of key indicators. The KIDS COUNT index captures what children need most to thrive, using four domains: (1) Economic Well-Being, (2) Education, (3) Health and (4) Family and Community.

Let’s look at the most relevant information about multiracial kids. Most of the time periods covered were from 2017.



                                                            National Average                  Multiracial

Children in Poverty                                 18%                               19%

Children whose parents lack

secure employment                                 27%                               31%


Teens not in school and not

working                                                     7%                                 7%





Young children ages 3 and 4

not in school                                            52%                                 51%


Fourth-graders not proficient

in reading                                                  65%                                60%


Eight-graders not proficient

in math                                                     67%                                64%





Low birth-weight babies                             8.3%                                8.9%


Children without health insurance          5.0%                                 4.0%


Teens who abuse alcohol or drugs            4.0%                                  5.0%





Children in single-parent families                34%                                 41%


Children in families where the household

head lacks a high school diploma                 13%                                    8%


Children living in high-poverty areas           12%                                   10%


Teen births per 1.000                                       19%                                    29%



We strongly encourage you to look at the KIDS COUNT DATA BOOK yourselves at: