To assist in the identification and sharing of best practices across counties, the County Comparison Bars are grouped into six categories based on population density (i.e., "Rural" or "Urban") and per capita income of families with children (i.e., "High Income," "Middle Income" or "Low Income"). Displaying county performance data in this manner allows users to quickly identify similar counties that are performing better in measures of children's well-being.

County performance for each indicator is illustrated by color. Red indicates that a county is in the bottom third; yellow indicates a county is in the middle third; and green indicates a county is in the top third of county performance on that indicator. In addition to using this page, users can also join the Scorecard's online discussion group to learn and share best practices in promoting children's well-being.

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HOW TO USE THE SCORECARD

  • Click on any county to view the county's performance on all 26 indicators.
  • Click on Indicators to view the complete list ofScorecard indicators.
  • Additional resources, including definitions, tutorials, and notes and sources, are available here.
High Income, Rural
Indicator
Alpine Alpine Comparison Bar
El Dorado El Dorado Comparison Bar  
Mono Mono Comparison Bar  
Nevada Nevada Comparison Bar  
San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo Comparison Bar  
High Income, Urban
Indicator
Alameda Alameda Comparison Bar
Contra Costa Contra Costa Comparison Bar  
Marin Marin Comparison Bar  
Napa Napa Comparison Bar  
Orange Orange Comparison Bar  
Placer Placer Comparison Bar  
San Diego San Diego Comparison Bar  
San Francisco San Francisco Comparison Bar  
San Mateo San Mateo Comparison Bar  
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Comparison Bar  
Santa Clara Santa Clara Comparison Bar  
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Comparison Bar  
Sonoma Sonoma Comparison Bar  
Ventura Ventura Comparison Bar  
Middle Income, Rural
Indicator
Amador Amador Comparison Bar
Butte Butte Comparison Bar  
Calaveras Calaveras Comparison Bar  
Humboldt Humboldt Comparison Bar  
Inyo Inyo Comparison Bar  
Mariposa Mariposa Comparison Bar  
Mendocino Mendocino Comparison Bar  
Monterey Monterey Comparison Bar  
Plumas Plumas Comparison Bar  
San Benito San Benito Comparison Bar  
Shasta Shasta Comparison Bar  
Sierra Sierra Comparison Bar  
Tuolumne Tuolumne Comparison Bar  
Middle Income, Urban
Indicator
Los Angeles Los Angeles Comparison Bar
Riverside Riverside Comparison Bar  
Sacramento Sacramento Comparison Bar  
San Joaquin San Joaquin Comparison Bar  
Solano Solano Comparison Bar  
Sutter Sutter Comparison Bar  
Yolo Yolo Comparison Bar  
Low Income, Rural
Indicator
Colusa Colusa Comparison Bar
Del Norte Del Norte Comparison Bar  
Glenn Glenn Comparison Bar  
Imperial Imperial Comparison Bar  
Kern Kern Comparison Bar  
Kings Kings Comparison Bar  
Lake Lake Comparison Bar  
Lassen Lassen Comparison Bar  
Madera Madera Comparison Bar  
Merced Merced Comparison Bar  
Modoc Modoc Comparison Bar  
San Bernardino San Bernardino Comparison Bar  
Siskiyou Siskiyou Comparison Bar  
Tehama Tehama Comparison Bar  
Trinity Trinity Comparison Bar  
Tulare Tulare Comparison Bar  
Yuba Yuba Comparison Bar  
Low Income, Urban
Indicator
Fresno Fresno Comparison Bar
Stanislaus Stanislaus Comparison Bar