2008 California County Scorecard

The 2008 California County Scorecard of Children's Well-Being tracks 26 key, interrelated indicators of children's well-being for each of California's 58 counties. Individual counties also are graded in children's overall well-being, based on their scores across these indicators. The clear distinctions in child well-being by county point to the need for solutions that consider unique, local characteristics. Please select the county you are looking for from the pull-down menu or click on it on the map below.

Additionally, for each indicator, the relative performances of counties are grouped by county population density and per capita income. This enables and encourages the discovery of best practices in serving children's needs. Simply click on the indicator you are looking for in the following table.

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Comparative Data, by Indicator:

  1. Children who report "very good" to "excellent health"
  2. Children with health insurance
  3. Children who see a dentist regularly
  4. Newborns breastfed exclusively while in the hospital
  5. Asthmatic children who do not visit the ER for asthma symptoms
  6. Adolescents not at risk for depression
  7. Children within the healthy weight zone
  8. Children who live within walking distance to a park, playground or open space
  9. Schools with nurses
  10. Adolescents who feel connected to an adult
  11. Children who are supervised during after school hours
  12. Elementary and middle school students who feel safe in their school
  13. High school students who feel safe and have not been victimized at school
  14. Children who are safe on and around roads
  15. Children in the child welfare system who are safe from repeat maltreatment
  16. Adolescents who are substance-free
  17. Children and youth who are safe from homicide
  18. Youth arrests for nonviolent crimes
  19. Women who receive prenatal care by the end of the second trimester
  20. Young children who are read to often
  21. 3- and 4-year-olds enrolled in preschool
  22. Children who miss no more than four school days due to illness
  23. Children who feel connected to their school
  24. 4th-graders who meet or exceed state standards in English Language Arts
  25. 8th-graders enrolled in Algebra
  26. 10th-graders who pass the English portion of the CAHSEE