Providing tools to assess the needs of Florida's children and their families.

Providing tools to assess the needs of Florida's children and their families.

  • About Florida KIDS COUNT

    The objective of Florida KIDS COUNT (FKC) is to inform Floridians and their policy makers about the quality of life for Florida's children, and to build leadership and accountability for action on behalf of our children. FKC annually updates and disseminates national, statewide and county-level data on key indicators for Florida's children. Read More +
  • Children's Week March 26-31, 2017

    Florida KIDS COUNT is joining thousands of Florida’s families, students, teachers and advocates at the Florida Capitol on Mar. 26-31 for a celebration of our greatest gifts – our children! Read More +
  • 2016 Florida KIDS COUNT County Data Book

    Florida’s growing population ranks us as the third fastest growing state in the U.S. In 2014, we had more than 19 million residents and we will likely have 2 million more by 2020. As part of our efforts, Florida KIDS COUNT has just completed a county-by-county profile data-book providing more information on how to improve poverty levels, education and health outcomes. Read More +
  • Florida KIDS COUNT Data Services

    Florida KIDS COUNT is here to provide you with consistent and reliable data for you to adapt to a variety of uses including policy analysis, grant and proposal writing, needs assessments and public education. Read More +
  • State and National Publications

    Florida KIDS COUNT annually updates and disseminates national, statewide and county-level data on key indicators for Florida's children. Read More +
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Welcome to our new Advisory Council

We are really excited to have our first Advisory Council Members!!! We have convened this group to not only help shape the future of Florida KIDS COUNT, but to help us better inform those making decisions that affect all #FLkids. Thank you for agreeing to help us share our vision, advise us on issues affecting Florida’s children and families, and create meaningful connections. We look forward to this partnership and increasing Florida KIDS COUNT’s visibility as Florida's "go to" for data resources!

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It's Your Choice Florida!

Findings from several recent reports reveal that Florida’s children lag behind the nation and other southeastern states in health insurance coverage. Although the rate of uninsured children in the state declined by 25% from 2009 to 2013, Florida still has nearly half a million children without any health insurance coverage.


Race & Ethnicity in Florida 2014

Population data for Florida including total population, under age 18, and projections to year 2035.


Florida Household Income 2014

A snapshot of Florida earnings including all households, median and range incomes with a focus on family households.



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2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book

According to the KIDS COUNT® Data Book from the Annie. E. Casey Foundation, Florida has slipped 3 places in overall child well-being, down to 40th place from 37th last year. The 2016 edition focuses on key trends in child well-being in the post-recession years and measures child well-being in four domains: economic wellbeing, education, health, and family and community.


2015 KIDS COUNTÆ Data Book

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT® Data Book shows that while Florida is experiencing positive growth in economic trends, the number of children living in poverty continues to rise. The total number of children living in these families is 969,000 or nearly one in every four. The report also goes on to show that a third of Florida's children are living with parents who lack secure employment.


Every Kid Needs a Family: Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success

On any given day, nearly 57,000 young people in child welfare systems in the United States are not living with a family. In this policy report, this and other sobering statistics that point to the urgent need to ensure, through sound policies and proven practices, that everything possible is being done to find loving, nurturing and supported families to help raise more of these children.


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Florida KIDS COUNT is shining the light on the Early Childhood Council of Hillsborough County, Inc. Opens in a new window as a standout program having significant impacts on young children and families.

"We have to invest early and often in early care and education, in developmental screenings and in other school readiness initiatives if we are going to help children realize their full potential."

Stephen Martaus, Executive Director - Early Childhood Council of Hillsborough County, Inc

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