KIDS COUNT South Carolina

Children’s Trust of South Carolina serves as the KIDS COUNT grantee by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

KIDS COUNT is a major initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The work provides high-quality data and trend analysis for what is happening right here in South Carolina. This valuable information is used to enrich our discussion and decisions on ways to secure better futures for all children – and to raise the visibility of children’s issues through a non-partisan, evidence-based lens.

More about KIDS COUNT S.C.

South Carolina Data

South Carolina ranks 42 overall in the U.S. for child well-being.

KIDS COUNT measures child well-being in four domains: Economic Well-Being, Education, Health, Family and Community.

Child Well-Being

See South Carolina child well-being data with the 16 indicators.

Child Well-Being Data

Data by County

Using the four KIDS COUNT domains and 16 indicators, fact sheets for each county in South Carolina are now available. Profiles also rank the counties against each other for each of the indicators.

County Profiles

Data by Race

A report analysis by Children’s Trust of South Carolina shows the state’s children, especially those of color, are falling behind important milestones and families across racial lines are struggling.

Race for Results

KIDS COUNT Data Center

The Data Center is a one-stop source for child well-being data.

Data Center

Data Center Guide - PDF

Data-Driven Maps

This shows how the technique can be used to support data-driven conversations and decision-making.

Getting to Ground Truth: Heat Map Technical Paper - PDF

Data Request Form

If the data you’re looking for is not in the KIDS COUNT Data Center, simply complete this request form and we will try and locate it as best we can for you.

Data Request Form


KIDS COUNT is best known for its annual data book that profiles the status of children on a national and state-by-state basis and ranks states on measures of well-being. Currently South Carolina ranks 42 in the nation in child well-being. A copy of the data book is available upon request at Children’s Trust and the data is available from the Casey Foundation at the KIDS COUNT data center.


National Policy Reports

By providing high-quality data and trend analysis, KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local, state and national discussions on ways to secure better futures for all children – and to raise the visibility of children’s issues through a nonpartisan, evidence-based lens.

National Policy Reports