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KIDS COUNT Data Center

KIDS COUNT Data Center

A redesigned Data Center with new and more user-friendly navigation features. The Data Center is a one-stop source for child well-being data and includes national, state, county, city, congressional and school district level information, as well as data on racial and ethnic groups, including children in immigrant families. The Data Center information includes profiles and customizable maps, graphs and rankings for use in publications and presentations. The Data Center can be accessed on mobile devices at

Data for South Dakota: 
Planning region

National KIDS COUNT Data Book

\\usdThe Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT® Data Book (25th edition) provides policymakers and citizen with benchmarks of child well-being that in turn can enrich local, state and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children. The index has four domains (1) Economic well-being, (2) Education, (3) Health, (4) Family and Community. Each of the four domains is comprised of four indicators for a total of 16 data points. The states are ranked on each domain. The 2014 national KIDS COUNT Data Book profile for South Dakota:

Overall child well-being – 17th
Economic Well-Being – 2nd
Education – 32nd
Health – 33rd
Family and Community – 24th 


Race for Results


View data for the 12 indicators for   South Dakota and racial group  in the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

Race for Results Policy Report: In this policy report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores the intersection of kids, race and opportunity. The report features the new Race for Results index, which compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state level. The index is based on 12 indicators that measure a child's success in each stage of life, from birth to adulthood, in the areas of early childhood; education and early work; family supports; and neighborhood context. The report also makes four policy recommendations to help ensure that all children and their families achieve their full potential. 

Charts and Graphs
Printable charts from the 2013 National Data Book that show South Dakota compared to the nation and bordering states.
South Dakota compared to bordering states

Printable charts from the 2013 South Dakota KIDS COUNT Factbook. The charts cover these areas: Demographics, Health, Education, Economics, Safety, and Youth Risk Behavior Survey.


Trend Report - Provides a comparison of the United States, South Dakota, and bordering states (ND, MN, IA, NE, WY, MT) based on the 2014 national indicators of child well-being.  

Improving Child Well-Being in South Dakota - KIDS COUNT data are used to show what is needed for a ten percent improvement in South Dakota's rate and for South Dakota to improve to the top state.

Birth Outcomes - Provides a comparison of the United States and South Dakota, and South Dakota with bordering states (IA, MN, MT, NE, ND, WY) based on birth outcome indicators. Data are for 2012.