Iowa has received one of the top rankings for child well-being in country.
That’s according to the annual Kids Count report released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Statewide, the survey shows improvement in just about every category.
Iowa was ranked third overall in the U.S.
The report shows rates in Iowa for kids who live in poverty dropped significantly since 2010 and are above national averages.
However, in Woodbury County there is an increase of children living in poverty. It’s up more than 18% since 2000.