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

The graphic above indicates how children in Mendocino County are faring compared to children in 57 other counties. The 20,440 children living in Mendocino County are in the bottom third (red) of performance on 8 indicators, the middle third (yellow) on 11 indicators, and the top third (green) on 5 indicators of children's well-being. The remaining 2 indicators (white) have 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 Mendocino County improving over time?
The well-being of children in Mendocino County is getting worse on 2 indicators, staying the same on 8 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       69%   +15%   59% 70% NA NA 100%
      82% |-----------------| 99%              
2. Children who have health insurance         94% +6%   92% 95% NA NA 91%
      76% |-----------------| 94%              
3. Children who see a dentist regularly     77%     +2%   73% 77% NA NA 100%
      13% |-----------------| 85%              
4. Newborns who are breastfed exclusively while in the hospital         76% +17%   69% 81% NA NA 69%
      44% |-----------------| 100%              
5. Children who have asthma that does not require an Emergency Room visit     NA     NA   NA NA NA NA NA
      62% |-----------------| 76%              
6. Middle and high school students who are not at risk for depression     65%     -2%   66% 68% 59% 68% 60%
      61% |-----------------| 80%              
7. Children who are in a healthy weight zone       69%   +1%   64% 73% NA NA NA
      63% |-----------------| 95%              
8. Children who live within walking distance to a park, playground or open space     71%     -9%   63% 68% NA NA NA
      0% |-----------------| 35%              
9. Schools that have a school nurse or health center       6%   NA   NA NA NA NA NA
      57% |-----------------| 82%              
10. Adolescents who feel connected to an adult         74% +6%   68% 81% 65% 51% 74%
      35% |-----------------| 58%              
11. Elementary and middle school students who are supervised by an adult after school       51%   -2%   NA NA NA NA NA
      60% |-----------------| 87%              
12. Elementary and middle school students who feel safe in their school       71%   0%   NA NA NA NA NA
      25% |-----------------| 46%              
13. High school students who feel safe and have not been victimized at school       30%   +25%   24% 39% 9% 25% 22%
      54% |-----------------| 93%              
14. Children who are safe on and around roads         84% +6%   89% 86% 100% NA 64%
      78% |-----------------| 100%              
15. Children who have no report of maltreatment within six months of an initial report     89%     +9%   91% 89% NA NA 85%
      46% |-----------------| 76%              
16. Adolescents who are substance-free     48%     0%   52% 47% 50% 47% 43%
      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       93%   -1%   NA NA NA NA NA
      53% |-----------------| 91%              
19. Women who receive prenatal care by the end of the first trimester     68%     +15%   71% 68% NA NA 52%
      69% |-----------------| 100%              
20. Young children who are read to often       89%   -2%   NA 100% NA NA NA
      25% |-----------------| 81%              
21. 3- and 4-year-olds who are enrolled in preschool         78% NA   NA NA NA NA NA
      31% |-----------------| 87%              
22. Children who are not truant       71%   -8%   NA NA NA NA NA
      29% |-----------------| 63%              
23. Children who feel connected to their school       40%   +25%   33% 45% 23% 28% 41%
      46% |-----------------| 81%              
24. 4th-graders who meet or exceed state standards in English Language Arts     52%     +63%   38% 64% 63% NA NA
      13% |-----------------| 77%              
25. 8th-graders who are enrolled in Algebra       52%   +155%   46% 57% NA NA 47%
      69% |-----------------| 90%              
26. 10th-graders who pass the English portion of the California High School Exit Exam     76%     +12%   63% 85% 73% 50% 71%
NA - Not Available