State and local organizations rely on NC Child for comprehensive data on children and families.

NC Child provides limited data and research support free of charge to the public including one-on-one technical assistance, data presentations, and analyses of emerging conditions and child well-being.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Submit a data request to Whitney Tucker for further assistance.

KIDS COUNT Data Center

Find-Data-kids-countKIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the well-being of children in the United States. NC Child is the North Carolina KIDS COUNT partner. NC Child maintains and records more than 100 measures of child well-being at the state and local levels in an easy-to-use, powerful, online database that allows the public to generate custom reports for a geographic area (Profiles) or a comparison of geographic areas on a topic (Ranking, Maps, or Line Graphs).

The database includes information on education, employment and income, health, access to insurance, population, family characteristics, poverty, and youth risk factors.

  • Learn how children are faring where you live by visiting the North Carolina state profile on the KIDS COUNT Data Center.
  • To see how children in North Carolina fare on key indicators of health, education and economic security relative to the rest of the country, view the latest KIDS COUNT Data Book.

North Carolina Child Health Report Card

For 20 years, the North Carolina Child Health Report Card has heightened awareness about the health and safety of children and youth in North Carolina. It compiles 40 indicators into one easy-to-read document used by policymakers, practitioners, advocates, and local communities to monitor changes in child-health outcomes, uncover emerging data trends, and support strategic planning for future investments. NC Child partners with the North Carolina Institute of Medicine to produce this report. View the latest report card.

County Data Cards 

How do children fare in your community? NC Child’s county data cards provide local snapshots of child well-being by county and compared to children in the state as a whole. County data cards present the latest data for key indicators in five areas of children’s well-being: A Strong Start, Family Economic Security, Nurturing Homes and Communities, Health and Wellness, and High-Quality Education.

  • Click here to view the latest county data cards.
  • Click here for ideas about how to use the county data cards in your work.