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 Kings County compare with the well-being of children in other counties?

The graphic above indicates how children in Kings County are faring compared to children in 57 other counties. The 45,515 children living in Kings County are in the bottom third (red) of performance on 13 indicators, the middle third (yellow) on 6 indicators, and the top third (green) on 7 indicators of children's well-being.

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 Kings County improving over time?
The well-being of children in Kings County is getting worse on 2 indicators, staying the same on 9 indicators, and improving on 13 indicators of children's well-being.

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  • 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     54%     -11%   46% 65% NA NA NA
      82% |-----------------| 99%              
2. Children who have health insurance       91%   +1%   85% 97% NA NA NA
      76% |-----------------| 94%              
3. Children who see a dentist regularly     79%     11%   81% 72% NA NA NA
      13% |-----------------| 85%              
4. Newborns who are breastfed exclusively while in the hospital     28%     +4%   20% 50% NA 25% 27%
      44% |-----------------| 100%              
5. Children who have asthma that does not require an Emergency Room visit     80%     +36%   76% 82% NA NA NA
      62% |-----------------| 76%              
6. Middle and high school students who are not at risk for depression       68%   +8%   68% 68% 71% 72% 65%
      61% |-----------------| 80%              
7. Children who are in a healthy weight zone     64%     +18%   60% 71% 66% NA NA
      63% |-----------------| 95%              
8. Children who live within walking distance to a park, playground or open space         82% +4%   76% 90% NA NA NA
      0% |-----------------| 35%              
9. Schools that have a school nurse or health center       5%   NA   NA NA NA NA NA
      57% |-----------------| 82%              
10. Adolescents who feel connected to an adult     68%     +3%   64% 79% 69% 66% 71%
      35% |-----------------| 58%              
11. Elementary and middle school students who are supervised by an adult after school         55% -7%   NA NA NA NA NA
      60% |-----------------| 87%              
12. Elementary and middle school students who feel safe in their school     63%     +5%   NA NA NA NA NA
      25% |-----------------| 46%              
13. High school students who feel safe and have not been victimized at school     27%     +17%   24% 33% 28% 31% 26%
      54% |-----------------| 93%              
14. Children who are safe on and around roads     75%     +3%   76% 75% 67% NA NA
      78% |-----------------| 100%              
15. Children who have no report of maltreatment within six months of an initial report         100% +10%   100% 100% NA NA NA
      46% |-----------------| 76%              
16. Adolescents who are substance-free       61%   +5%   59% 63% 69% 78% 58%
      72% |-----------------| 100%              
17. Children and youth who are safe from homicide         98% +3%   100% 100% NA NA NA
      78% |-----------------| 100%              
18. Youth who are arrested but not for violent crimes         97% +1%   NA NA NA NA NA
      53% |-----------------| 91%              
19. Women who receive prenatal care by the end of the first trimester       75%   +1%   73% 81% 76% 74% 73%
      69% |-----------------| 100%              
20. Young children who are read to often         90% +7%   86% 97% NA NA NA
      25% |-----------------| 81%              
21. 3- and 4-year-olds who are enrolled in preschool     30%     NA   37% 30% 20% NA 27%
      31% |-----------------| 87%              
22. Children who are not truant       72%   +3%   NA NA NA NA NA
      29% |-----------------| 63%              
23. Children who feel connected to their school     36%     +16%   33% 43% 28% 36% 43%
      46% |-----------------| 81%              
24. 4th-graders who meet or exceed state standards in English Language Arts     50%     +85%   42% 68% 48% 68% NA
      13% |-----------------| 77%              
25. 8th-graders who are enrolled in Algebra         71% +191%   68% 76% 62% 88% 37%
      69% |-----------------| 90%              
26. 10th-graders who pass the English portion of the California High School Exit Exam     72%     +33%   64% 85% 71% 83% 73%
NA - Not Available