Link to current Montana Kids Count Data Book. Link to recent Montana Kids Count publications. Link to Montana Kids Count Pulic News Service page.
About the Program

Montana KIDS COUNT is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and families in our state by collecting and disseminating data that will advance awareness of the issues faced by this population. Montana KIDS COUNT is part of a network of 53 similar projects throughout the United States that is dedicated to tracking the wellbeing of children on a state-by-state and national basis. Funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private philanthropic organization, the network provides high-quality data and trend analysis, seeking to enrich local, state and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.

Montana Kids Count Website

Visit the Montana KIDS COUNT website for access to state- and county-level data on Montana children and families, as well as a portal to the national KIDS COUNT Data Center, where Montana data can be compared to data for the nation and for other states.Go to site.


Publications available include the annual Montana KIDS COUNT State Data Book; the national KIDS COUNT Data Book; and issue briefs on a range of issues pertaining to child wellbeing. Use the “Resources” link on the menu bar of the KIDS COUNT website.

Research Team

The Montana KIDS COUNT team includes Thale Dillon, director and research analyst, and Jennifer Calder, outreach coordinator. See bios.