Report Ranks MN 5th for Overall Well-Being of Children
The annual Kids Counts Survey shows Minnesota continues to be ranked near the top nationwide for the overall well-being of its children, but it also the state has experienced some declines in the 16 indicators used in the respected report. Overall, Minnesota is ranked fifth among the 50 states and the District of Columbia with relatively high scores on most of the indicators, including the number of teen births, which fell from 26 per 1000 in 2005 to 19 in 2012.
On the other hand, the percentage of Minnesota children living in poverty rose from 12 to 15-percent and the percentage of children living in high-poverty areas doubled to 6-percent.
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