Mississippi KIDS COUNT

Mississippi KIDS COUNT is the leading resource for comprehensive information on Mississippi’s children and serves as a catalyst for improving outcomes for children, families, and communities.

Visit the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s national KIDS COUNT Data Center for the latest national data book and to create custom reports from Mississippi’s data.

To access data briefs, county risk profiles, and research created by the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi, visit our Research area.


  • Collect, analyze, and maintain a comprehensive database of indicators concerning Mississippi
  • Publish and disseminate high-quality data in the annual KIDS COUNT Fact Book
  • Publish periodic issue briefs on current topics relating to the well-being of Mississippi children and families
  • Participate in outreach by building partnerships with stakeholders, promoting information, sharing data, and bringing nationally known speakers and state leaders to identify challenges and share solutions


Mississippi KIDS COUNT is housed within the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi. KIDS COUNT provides data, statistics, and original research about the health, education, safety and well-being of children to policymakers, educators, program administrators, parents, caregivers, advocates and the general public.


The Mississippi KIDS COUNT program is made possible, in part, through grants from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.


Mississippi KIDS COUNT releases an annual factbook containing information in the areas of children’s education, health, and economic well-being within the state.

Reports & Briefs