Published annually since 1995, The Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook is the primary publication of Rhode Island Kids Count. The Factbook provides a statistical portrait of the status of Rhode Island's children and families, incorporating the best available research and data. Information is presented for the state of Rhode Island, each city and town, and an aggregate of the four core cities (cities in which more than 25% of the children live in poverty). The Factbook tracks the progress of 71 indicators (below), across five areas of child well-being:

Family & Community


Economic Well-Being

  • Median Family Income
  • Cost of Housing
  • Homeless Children
  • Secure Parental Employment
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Children Receiving Child Support
  • Children in Poverty
  • Children in Families Receiving Cash Assistance
  • Children Receiving SNAP Benefits
  • Women and Children Participating in WIC
  • Children Participating in School Breakfast


  • Children's Health Insurance
  • Childhood Immunizations
  • Access to Dental Care
  • Children's Mental Health
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Infants Born at Risk
  • Evidence-Based Family Home Visiting
  • Women with Delayed Prenatal Care
  • Preterm Births
  • Low Birthweight Infants
  • Infant Mortality
  • Breastfeeding
  • Children with Lead Poisoning
  • Children with Asthma
  • Housing and Health
  • Obesity
  • Births to Teens
  • Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Use


  • Child Deaths
  • Teen Deaths
  • Youth Violence
  • Gun Violence
  • Homeless and Runaway Youth
  • Youth Referred to Family Court
  • Youth at the Training School
  • Children of Incarcerated Parents
  • Children Witnessing Domestic Violence
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Children in Out-of-Home Placement
  • Permanency for Children in DCYF Care


  • Children Enrolled in Early Intervention
  • Children Enrolled in Early Head Start
  • Licensed Capacity of Early Learning Programs
  • Children Receiving Child Care Subsidies
  • Early Learning Programs Participating in BrightStars
  • Children Enrolled in Head Start or State Pre-K
  • Children Receiving Preschool Special Education Services
  • Public School Enrollment and Demographics
  • Children Enrolled in Kindergarten
  • Out-of-School Time
  • English Learners
  • K-12 Students Receiving Special Education Services
  • Student Mobility
  • Third-Grade Reading Skills
  • Seventh-Grade Reading Skills
  • Math Skills
  • Schools Identified for Intervention
  • Chronic Early Absence
  • Chronic Absence, Middle School and High School
  • Suspensions
  • High School Graduation Rate
  • College Preparation and Access
  • College Enrollment and Completion
  • Teens Not in School and Not Working
The five sections of the Factbook are also available, in full:  Download the entire 2019 Factbook or use the links above to explore and download individual indicators! To order a hard copy of the Factbook, please use our order form.

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Rhode Island KIDS COUNT works to improve the health, safety, education, economic security, and development of Rhode Island’s children.


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