2013 Kids Count Survey


A new report shows Fayette County ranking 33rd among Kentucky’s 120 counties using 16 indicators of child well-being.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky has improved in health and education over the long term according to a report released Monday, but  more Kentucky children are living in poverty than ever before.  The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count Data Book measures several indicators in education, health, economic well-being and family and community.

Report: 1 In 4 Children In Ky. Living In Poverty

Dec 28, 2012

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- One in four Kentucky children live in poverty, and the number is rising.  The Courier-Journal reports those statistics are included in the Kentucky Kids Count 2012 County Data Book, released on Friday.

Kids Count defines poverty as a family of two adults and two children whose annual income falls below $22,113

The report says more than 240,000 children are living in poverty across the commonwealth.