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Data, maps and more!

Ruth 08/17/09

Our partners at Washington KIDS COUNT let us know about a new Data Center the national KIDS COUNT organization has created.

It’s a powerful resource, with hundreds of measures of child and family well-being at national, state and county levels. Things you can do without knowing data analysis software include: 

  • Rank states, cities, and other geographic areas on key indicators of child well-being;
  • Generate customized maps and trend lines that show how children are faring for use in presentations or publications (or in the media); and
  • Feature automatically updated maps and graphs on your own website.

Included in the data you can get at the Washington state-level are demographics, education, economic well-being, health, and safety and risk behaviors. Many indicators are broken out by race, ethnicity, gender, and income.

Check it out. The URL is http://datacenter.kidscount.org/wa. And look for some new maps on our own No Kidding! blog!