An interactive, online report, the 2023 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being delivers a current and comprehensive picture of children’s health, education, and welfare in every one of California’s 58 counties. This report provides county-level data mapping, tracking key indicators of child well-being across counties, over time, and by race and ethnicity.

Data that has been suppressed due to small sample size or large margin of error, or data that is unavailable is in gray.

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The 2023 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being reflects the collective efforts of all Children Now staff, with special thanks to our policy experts who contributed whole-child policy expertise in health, education, child welfare, and early childhood. 

Strategic direction, project oversight, and communication strategy by: Kelly Hardy, Jurnee Louder, and Ted Lempert 

Research, data analysis, and project management by: Jurnee Louder, Kelly Hardy, and Colleen Corrigan

Interface design and development by: Jack Leng

2023 back-end system update by: Aardonyx Software

Visual design by: Nima Rahni


Thank you

Children Now would also like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their contributions to the development and dissemination of the 2023 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being:

LouAnn Barr, California Department of Public Health; Map colors based on www.ColorBrewer.org, by Cynthia A. Brewer, Penn State; Rebeca Cerna & Cindy Zheng, WestEd; Jing Feng, California Department of Health Care Services; Beth Jarosz & Alicia VanOrman, Population Reference Bureau; Tia Shimada & Jared Call, Nourish California; Staff, California Department of Education; Daniel Webster, California Child Welfare Indicators Project; Jiyoun Yoo & Andrew Juhnke, California Health Interview Survey.



Primary funding and support for the 2023 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being is provided by The California Endowment and The Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Additional supporters include: the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.


Special thanks to Children Now’s Board of Directors and Leadership Council 

We thank the Annie E. Casey Foundation for their support and acknowledge that the findings and conclusions presented in this report are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Foundation. 

Additional Resources

Reports and resources to gain insight into how California’s children are faring and advocate for change.

The 2023 Pro-Kid Policy Agenda
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