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Data, Datasets, and Statistics

Recommended resources and information on data, datasets, and statistics.



This page provides links to sources of data, datasets, and statistics devoted to children and made available through U.S. Government agencies, nonprofit entities, and international organizations. Links to other datasets and statistics can be found through the navigation tabs.



  • KIDS COUNT Data CenterThe Annie E. Casey Foundation funds a nationwide network of state-level KIDS COUNT grantees to track the well-being of children in the United States. By providing high-quality data and trend analysis through its KIDS COUNT Data Center, the Foundation seeks to enrich local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children — and to raise the visibility of children's issues through a nonpartisan, evidence-based lens. 


  • UNICEF Data: UNICEF is the world's leading source of data on children used by over 3 million people globally.


  • Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System: The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System is an ongoing national school-based survey designed to monitor priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults in grades 9-12 in the U.S. Data were collected from students biennially beginning in 1991. Approximately 16,000 students completed the survey in the most recent data collection wave in 2009.