Home » State of Wyoming » Currently Reading:

Wyo In 19th Place For Kids

July 27, 2012 State of Wyoming No Comments
Kids Count

Wyoming this week received its yearly check-up regarding how the state’s children are doing – and found itself 19th in the nation overall. The KIDS COUNT Data Book released Wednesday shows Wyoming ranks strongest in the economic well-being, and family and community, and weakest in health. Marc Homer with Wyoming KIDS COUNT says the state is trending in the right direction.  While Wyoming ranks nearly last in the nation in the health category, Wyoming’s child poverty rate is 14 percent, much lower than the national rate of 22 percent. For comparison, Idaho is ranked 20th overall, and Montana is 28th.  Wyoming came in sixth for family and community which measures the number of children being raised in resilient and traditional family units.  New Hampshire and Massachusetts were the top ranked states overall in the KIDS COUNT study.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Diapers weren’t a magic bullet for staying cool - July 25, 2014
    I promised you yesterday that I’d test a new product to see how well it works to keep you cool when the temperatures climb toward triple digits.   In case you missed it, yesterday I talked about seeing an ad on TV for a new type of training pants. The ad said, and I quote, […]
  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]
  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin