From Staff and Wire Reports, Las Cruces Sun-News
June 17, 2019

LAS CRUCES – New Mexico is once again ranked 50th out of the 50 states for child well-being. This is the third time the state has ranked last in the nation. New Mexico fell to 50th in 2013, then again in 2018.

Louisiana ranked 49th this year, bumping Mississippi up to 48th. New Hampshire ranked first.

The rankings comes from the Kids Count Data Book, released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

The Data Book ranks the 50 states on 16 indicators of child well-being that are organized under four domains: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.

This year, New Mexico fell to 50th in the family and community domain, dropping from 49th. The state ranked the same this year as last in the other three domains: education (50th), economic security (49th) and health (48th).

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