Child Trends DataBank

Active Project? Yes
Year Project Began: 2002
Year of Last Input: 2016
Last Updated: Jul 28 2017
Project Location:
Washington, DC
State / Province:
Lead Organization:
Child Trends
Type of Organization:

Geographic Scope

State/Province, National, Global

Issue Areas

Children & Youth, Education, Employment, Health & Wellbeing, Population, Poverty, Social, Civic Engagement


The Child Trends DataBank is a one-stop source for the latest national trends and research on over 100 key indicators of child and youth well-being.

The DataBank Delivers
• Continuously updated trend data with the latest national estimates for all indicators.
• Plain-language reporting on trends and population subgroup differences informed by existing research.
• Color graphics and tables that can be downloaded directly into reports and presentations.
• PDF files for each indicator containing text, graphics, and tables in a concise and attractive format.
• Links that provide organized access to additional information available for each indicator including:
o State, local, and international estimates
o Selected current research, including evidence-based “what works”
o Original source documents
o National goals (where applicable)

DataBank Estimates Come from Reliable Sources
• Federal reports and Web sites
• Original analyses of national data sets by staff at Child Trends, a respected non-partisan, non-profit research firm

The DataBank is Designed to Serve Everyone
• Policymakers and service providers: Useful information for planning, reports, policy-making, and proposals.
• Advocates: The latest data identifying emerging and continuing areas of need for children and youth.
• Researchers and students: Detailed descriptive data and links to relevant research.
• Journalists: National trend data from reliable sources, with access to state and local data to “localize” stories.
• Parents, youth, and the public: Information that is useful and easy to read.

Project URL

Project Contact:

David Murphey
Child Trends -
Washington, DC 20008 USA