2018 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book

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How are kids and families doing in Michigan?

The 2018 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book examines 16 indicators of child well-being at the state and local levels. While there have been improvements in several areas since 2010, including child poverty rates, Michigan has consistently ranked in the bottom half of states in the national KIDS COUNT rankings and there are significant disparities in outcomes by race, ethnicity, place and income.

If Michigan is to progress and become a place where people want to work and raise families, then resources and strategies must be targeted to ensure that all children are able to thrive and reach their full potential regardless of race, ethnicity, family income or where they live.


Report | Michigan news release | Charts and images 

Resources for advocates

Michigan Profile: Trend/Background

Other profiles: Detroit | Flint | Upper Peninsula | Out Wayne | Southeast Michigan | Urban County Group | Midsize County Group | Rural County Group | Traverse Bay Area

Only the Michigan profile is included in the publication, but county profiles are available online.

Local profiles and news releases are currently being revised and will be available as soon as the process concludes. If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Guevara Warren, Kids Count Project Director, at aliciagw@mlpp.org



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More data are available on the interactive KIDS COUNT Data Center where users can create custom maps, charts, profiles and rankings. Data for the state counties and cities are available for over 100 indicators across multiple decades.