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

The graphic above indicates how children in Yolo County are faring compared to children in 57 other counties. The 48,195 children living in Yolo County are in the bottom third (red) of performance on 4 indicators, the middle third (yellow) on 14 indicators, and the top third (green) on 7 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 Yolo County improving over time?
The well-being of children in Yolo County is getting worse on 3 indicators, staying the same on 6 indicators, and improving on 14 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       74%   +5%   68% 83% NA 71% NA
      82% |-----------------| 99%              
2. Children who have health insurance         96% +1%   93% 98% NA 97% NA
      76% |-----------------| 94%              
3. Children who see a dentist regularly     83%     -2%   81% 81% NA 92% 93%
      13% |-----------------| 85%              
4. Newborns who are breastfed exclusively while in the hospital       66%   0%   62% 73% 61% 61% 62%
      44% |-----------------| 100%              
5. Children who have asthma that does not require an Emergency Room visit         99% +37%   NA NA NA NA NA
      62% |-----------------| 76%              
6. Middle and high school students who are not at risk for depression         70% +3%   70% 72% 69% 72% 66%
      61% |-----------------| 80%              
7. Children who are in a healthy weight zone       70%   +7%   62% 77% 68% NA NA
      63% |-----------------| 95%              
8. Children who live within walking distance to a park, playground or open space     NA     NA   NA NA NA NA NA
      0% |-----------------| 35%              
9. Schools that have a school nurse or health center       8%   NA   NA NA NA NA NA
      57% |-----------------| 82%              
10. Adolescents who feel connected to an adult       71%   +6%   68% 78% 63% 58% 72%
      35% |-----------------| 58%              
11. Elementary and middle school students who are supervised by an adult after school       49%   +4%   NA NA NA NA NA
      60% |-----------------| 87%              
12. Elementary and middle school students who feel safe in their school       73%   +6%   NA NA NA NA NA
      25% |-----------------| 46%              
13. High school students who feel safe and have not been victimized at school         36% +24%   30% 45% 24% 40% 31%
      54% |-----------------| 93%              
14. Children who are safe on and around roads     72%     +6%   74% 79% 67% 50% 58%
      78% |-----------------| 100%              
15. Children who have no report of maltreatment within six months of an initial report       92%   +5%   94% 91% 100% NA 100%
      46% |-----------------| 76%              
16. Adolescents who are substance-free         63% +7%   58% 62% 62% 79% 62%
      72% |-----------------| 100%              
17. Children and youth who are safe from homicide         100% 0%   100% 100% NA NA NA
      78% |-----------------| 100%              
18. Youth who are arrested but not for violent crimes     91%     -5%   NA NA NA NA NA
      53% |-----------------| 91%              
19. Women who receive prenatal care by the end of the first trimester       77%   +5%   71% 83% 69% 78% 78%
      69% |-----------------| 100%              
20. Young children who are read to often       81%   +29%   74% 88% NA NA NA
      25% |-----------------| 81%              
21. 3- and 4-year-olds who are enrolled in preschool         59% NA   57% 46% 68% 61% 49%
      31% |-----------------| 87%              
22. Children who are not truant       72%   -5%   NA NA NA NA NA
      29% |-----------------| 63%              
23. Children who feel connected to their school       43%   +34%   36% 52% 32% 43% 40%
      46% |-----------------| 81%              
24. 4th-graders who meet or exceed state standards in English Language Arts       62%   +48%   42% 77% 60% 80% NA
      13% |-----------------| 77%              
25. 8th-graders who are enrolled in Algebra     44%     -11%   36% 49% 33% 48% NA
      69% |-----------------| 90%              
26. 10th-graders who pass the English portion of the California High School Exit Exam       81%   +23%   65% 93% 71% 87% 85%
NA - Not Available