Rhode Island KIDS COUNT has released its twenty-third annual report on the well-being of Rhode Island's children. The 2017 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook charts improvements and declines in the well-being of children and youth across the state and in each of Rhode Island's 39 cities and towns and provides the latest available statistics on different aspects of children's lives, from birth through adolescence. This year, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT added a new indicator on College Enrollment and Completion to the 2017 Factbook, bringing the total number of indicators to 72.
The Factbook was released on April 10 at a policy breakfast attended by over 500 people, including the Governor, Congressional Delegation, and statewide and community leaders. Liz Huntley provided keynote remarks, and the youth speaker was Ritsuko Tani of Young Voices. For more information, please see the media release, event pictures, Twitter activity, and media coverage.
Use the links below to explore the Factbook sections and data:
- Family and Community
- Economic Well-Being
- Community Snapshots: Compiles information from the annual Factbook into an easy-to-read format specific to each city and town in Rhode Island, as well as the four core cities and the State as a whole.
- Executive Summary: Pulls out key trends and changes in child well-being from the 2017 Factbook.
The entire 2017 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook, as well as individual indicators, is also available on our website www.rikidscount.org.