The Opportunity Gap for Children Across Contra Costa County

While many kids in Contra Costa County are thriving, others lack basic health, education, and financial supports they need for well-being and long-term success. Since countywide statistics can mask such issues, regional data is useful for highlighting disparities and targeting resources. It’s especially critical to provide supports to those who are born into structural inequities such as kids of color, children living in poverty, kids in foster care, and dual-language learners. The statistics below show that some children in the county have far fewer opportunities to succeed than others.