Kids Count report ranks Nebraska in top five for economic well-being

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Updated: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:47:21 CST

A study released today ranks Nebraska in the top five states for kids' economic well-being.

The 25th edition of Kids Count highlights positives and negatives in health, safety, education and overall Well-being of kids across the country.

While Nebraska ranks high for economic well-being, Voices for Children in Nebraska said there are worrisome trends in child poverty scores.

Currently 18% of Nebraska kids live in poverty, up from 15% in 2005.

National poverty rates decreased from 18 to 16% from 1990 to 2000.

Now that rate is at 22%.

If you'd like to see the full information we'll have a link to the Data Book click the link below.