2008 California County Scorecard

The 2010 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. 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. You can also see how counties compare across all 26 indicators of well-being.

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Comparative Data, by Indicator:

  1. Children who report "very good" to "excellent" health status
  2. Children who have health insurance
  3. Children who see a dentist regularly
  4. Newborns who are breastfed exclusively while in the hospital
  5. Children who have asthma that does not require an Emergency Room visit
  6. Middle and high school students who are not at risk for depression
  7. Children who are in a healthy weight zone
  8. Children who live within walking distance to a park, playground or open space
  9. Schools that have a school nurse or health center
  10. Adolescents who feel connected to an adult
  11. Elementary and middle school students who are supervised by an adult after school
  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 who have no report of maltreatment within six months of an initial report
  16. Adolescents who are substance-free
  17. Children and youth who are safe from homicide
  18. Youth who are arrested but not for violent crimes
  19. Women who receive prenatal care by the end of the first trimester
  20. Young children who are read to often
  21. 3- and 4-year-olds who are enrolled in preschool
  22. Children who are not truant
  23. Children who feel connected to their school
  24. 4th-graders who meet or exceed state standards in English Language Arts
  25. 8th-graders who are enrolled in Algebra
  26. 10th-graders who pass the English portion of the California High School Exit Exam