Children and young adults need a lot of support—from family, community, and school—to thrive. This DC Kids Count report explores many measures of child and youth well-being, organized into three categories: economic justice, health and safety, and education. To provide context, we’ve included a section on demographics that explains how many children and young adults are in DC, what they look like, and how those data have changed over time. Because children and families have faced unique challenges the past several months, we included a section on the economic justice, health, and education impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to highlighting pre-pandemic data in each of the three categories.
DC Kids Count is powered by DC Action and provides the best available data to measure and track the well-being of our District’s children and young adults. Research for DC Kids Count is funded in part by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The findings and conclusions presented are those of DC Action’s alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Foundation.