The 2021 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook is now available. 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 with the highest child poverty rates). The Factbook tracks the progress of 70 indicators, across five areas of child well-being. Please see the full Factbook, executive summary, media release, and release event recording! To order a hard copy, please use this form.

  • The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Rhode Island Children: In this year’s Factbook, we highlight the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Rhode Island children and families’ economic well-being, physical and mental health, safety, access to education, and educational outcomes as well as the strategies that the federal government, state government, and community agencies have put in place to support Rhode Island children and families during the pandemic.
  • Racial and Ethnic Disparities: Throughout the Factbook, data on racial and ethnic disparities are presented in as many indicators as possible and summarized in the Racial and Ethnic Disparities indicator. Collecting and reporting on data disaggregated by race and ethnicity is an important first step to identifying ways to eliminate them. Data on disparities and information about the historical and systemic racism that has resulted in these disparities can be used to identify policies to dismantle racism and reduce and eliminate disparities.

Media coverage of the 2021 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook:


We greatly appreciate the support of our sponsors for the 2021 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook Release.

Thank you to our Factbook Partners!




Thank you to our Children's Legacy Sponsors!

Thank you to our Children's Advocate Sponsors!

Amica Insurance
Brown University
Delta Dental of Rhode Island
Fidelity Investments
Hasbro, Inc.
National Grid
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
Pawtucket Credit Union
Tufts Health Plan Foundation


For more information, if you have any questions, or if you would like information on being a sponsor for future events, please contact Ms. Galarza at 401-351-9400, ext. 10 or


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


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