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Hunterdon Tops Kids Count Rankings, Salem Comes in Last

Hunterdon County ranked number one out of all New Jersey counties in the overall well-being of its children, while Salem County ranked last, according to the New Jersey Kids Count annual rankings and county profiles released today.

Kids Count compares New Jersey’s 21 counties on 13 measures of child well-being, including child poverty, health, safety and education. Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Bergen and Middlesex were the top five ranking counties, while Salem, Cumberland, Atlantic, Cape May and Passaic were the five lowest.

View the rankings and profiles for all counties.

In addition to releasing the county rankings, ACNJ also released:

New Jersey Kids Count 2013: The State of Our Children, which provides state-level data, including a special section on the well-being of New Jersey’s infants and toddlers.

New Jersey Kids Count 2013: The State of Our Counties, a pocket guide that provides a 5-year comparison of various measures of child well-being, including poverty, health, education and child protection.

It is our hope that these statistics will be used to inform local, county and state leaders, as well as community organizations, in their efforts to improve the well-being of all New Jersey children.

Cecilia Zalkind
Executive Director

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