The Scorecard provides a comprehensive picture of children's well-being, tracking 26 indicators over time, by race/ethnicity and relative to other California counties.

How does the well-being of children living in Amador County compare with the well-being of children in other counties?

The graphic above indicates how children in Amador County are faring compared to children in 57 other counties. The 6,485 children living in Amador County are in the bottom third (red) of performance on 7 indicators, the middle third (yellow) on 10 indicators, and the top third (green) on 8 indicators of children's well-being. The remaining indicator (white) has no available data.

Compare how all counties are performing on 26 indicators of children's well-being

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Is the well-being of children in Amador County improving over time?
The well-being of children in Amador County is getting worse on 4 indicators, staying the same on 6 indicators, and improving on 12 indicators of children's well-being.

HOW TO USE THE SCORECARD

  • Click on any indicator title to view the county's performance on that indicator relative to other similar counties in terms of population density (i.e., rural or urban) and per capita income of families with children (i.e., low, middle and high income).
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Indicator   Tercile   Race
      Bottom Middle Top Trend   Latino White African American Asian Other
     Range 48% |-----------------| 85%              
1. Children who report "very good" to "excellent health" status         85% +23%   88% 83% NA NA NA
      82% |-----------------| 99%              
2. Children who have health insurance     89%     -3%   96% 91% NA NA NA
      76% |-----------------| 94%              
3. Children who see a dentist regularly         90% +12%   100% 89% NA NA NA
      13% |-----------------| 85%              
4. Newborns who are breastfed exclusively while in the hospital       65%   +7%   63% 68% NA NA 44%
      44% |-----------------| 100%              
5. Children who have asthma that does not require an Emergency Room visit       84%   NA   NA 84% NA NA NA
      62% |-----------------| 76%              
6. Middle and high school students who are not at risk for depression     66%     -3%   76% 67% NA NA 60%
      61% |-----------------| 80%              
7. Children who are in a healthy weight zone       70%   0%   56% 72% NA NA NA
      63% |-----------------| 95%              
8. Children who live within walking distance to a park, playground or open space     67%     -12%   NA 67% NA NA NA
      0% |-----------------| 35%              
9. Schools that have a school nurse or health center     0%     NA   NA NA NA NA NA
      57% |-----------------| 82%              
10. Adolescents who feel connected to an adult         75% +4%   71% 75% NA NA 78%
      35% |-----------------| 58%              
11. Elementary and middle school students who are supervised by an adult after school       48%   +9%   NA NA NA NA NA
      60% |-----------------| 87%              
12. Elementary and middle school students who feel safe in their school       69%   +6%   NA NA NA NA NA
      25% |-----------------| 46%              
13. High school students who feel safe and have not been victimized at school       34%   +21%   28% 37% NA NA 31%
      54% |-----------------| 93%              
14. Children who are safe on and around roads     54%     -25%   100% 65% NA NA 17%
      78% |-----------------| 100%              
15. Children who have no report of maltreatment within six months of an initial report         100% +9%   NA 100% NA NA NA
      46% |-----------------| 76%              
16. Adolescents who are substance-free       59%   +7%   53% 61% NA NA 55%
      72% |-----------------| 100%              
17. Children and youth who are safe from homicide     NA     NA   NA NA NA NA NA
      78% |-----------------| 100%              
18. Youth who are arrested but not for violent crimes       94%   -3%   NA NA NA NA NA
      53% |-----------------| 91%              
19. Women who receive prenatal care by the end of the first trimester         86% -3%   87% 87% NA NA NA
      69% |-----------------| 100%              
20. Young children who are read to often       81%   -19%   NA 69% NA NA NA
      25% |-----------------| 81%              
21. 3- and 4-year-olds who are enrolled in preschool       44%   NA   NA NA NA NA NA
      31% |-----------------| 87%              
22. Children who are not truant     58%     -37%   NA NA NA NA NA
      29% |-----------------| 63%              
23. Children who feel connected to their school         46% +21%   44% 49% NA NA 40%
      46% |-----------------| 81%              
24. 4th-graders who meet or exceed state standards in English Language Arts         65% +41%   40% 70% NA NA NA
      13% |-----------------| 77%              
25. 8th-graders who are enrolled in Algebra     21%     +44%   NA 25% NA NA NA
      69% |-----------------| 90%              
26. 10th-graders who pass the English portion of the California High School Exit Exam         86% +12%   78% 88% NA NA 59%
NA - Not Available