The 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book is a publication of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The most recent edition of KIDS COUNT compares measures of childhood well-being, including indicators of economic, education, health, and family/community conditions, across states.
North Carolina was 33rd overall, an improvement of one spot since last year.
Of the four domains, the state ranked highest on the education domain. Virginia was the only state in the Southeast ranked higher (7th) than North Carolina (22nd) in education outcomes.