Welcome to DC KIDS COUNT, your primary source for comprehensive data and insights about children and young adults in the District. Our mission is to provide detailed information on various critical aspects like demographics, economic justice, education, and health. This initiative, supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and numerous contributors, aims to empower the youth of the District with data-driven insights for positive change.

Data is a starting point for transformative solutions.

In the District much stands the way of our young people — particularly those most affected by poverty and racism. These are powerful injustices, and they must be met with an equally powerful response. DC KIDS COUNT provides the best available District-level and ward-level data to measure child and young adult well-being and inspire innovative and equitable solutions.
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Where DC Children Live
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DC children and youth’s race by ward (colors show when at least 30% of children and youth under 18 living in each ward identify with a race).

Key Measures of Child & Young Adult Well-Being

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Comprehensive Data and Insights on Children and Young Adults in the District

This website provides the best available District-wide and ward-level data to measure and track the demographics, economic justice, education, early childhood, health and safety, voting and democracy, and impacts of COVID-19 on the District’s children and young adults. Research for the DC Kids Count is funded in part by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. We thank the Foundation for its support and acknowledge the findings and conclusions presented are those of DC Action’s alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Foundation. We also acknowledge the generous support of the countless contributors whose investments make possible the work of DC Action, including sharing these critical data throughout the year.

Much of the DC KIDS COUNT data comes from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT data center, designed to track the well-being of children across the United States.

KIDS COUNT Data Center