Kids Count in Michigan 2013 Overview

The status of children in our state matters—not only to their parents, families, and communities, but to all of us. As adults these children will shape the future of our state and the nation. Unfortunately we have reason for concern: Michigan ranked well into the bottom half of the states on child well-being—31st (No. 1 is the best) among the 50, according to the latest national KIDS COUNT data book. This summary report focuses on the latest data for Michigan and its counties and reveals striking differences in the lives of children based on their location.

ERRATA: If you downloaded or received the book before Jan. 15, the trend period for free reduced price lunch on page10 should be 2006 vs. 2012.

Kids Count in Michigan Data Book 2013 | Profiles data notes and sources | Statewide news release | Infographic | Video

Kids Count 2013 Profiles and Local News Releases

Michigan | Detroit | Upper Peninsula | Out Wayne | Southeast Michigan | Urban | Midsized | Rural | Traverse Bay Area + Manistee

For county profiles and localized news release, click on the map below