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Hall County, NE

Child Well-Being Snapshot

See the state of child well-being in Hall County below. All data comes from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, the Nebraska Department of Education, the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Crimial Justice, the US Census Bureau and the County Health Rankings and Roadmap Program. Population analysis by CPAR at UNO. Population estimates based on 2009-2014 data.


28 percent of Hall County's population is children age 18 or younger.

14 percent of the population in Hall County Nebraska is living below the poverty line

Hall County Nebraska has seen a dramatic decline in substantiated child abuse and neglect numbers since 2010

Number of kids in foster care in Hall County has declined since 2011

Reading proficiency among 3rd graders in Hall County has gone from 59 percent in 2010 to 73 percent in 2013

20 percent of children in Hall County Nebraska live in a home where a language other than English is spoken.

Juvenile arrests have declined in Hall County since 2010

Births to teens are not a major issue in Hall County

37 percent of children in Hall County Nebraska lived in a single-parent household in 2013


Nebraska Children's investments in Hall County

Grand Island Child Abuse Prevention Council serving Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick Counties.

Collective Impact support for the Hall County Community Prevention System

Grant to Central District Health Department for training, strategic planning, and implementation to enhance skills and capacity for collective impact, positive parent child interaction/enhancement of protective factors.

Project Everlast Foster Youth Council – Grand Island

Each Project Everlast Council creates opportunities for youth in care and alumni to connect with each other, share resources and provide input on program and policy issues.

Rooted in Relationships

Nebraska Children has provided grant funds, ongoing training, planning facilitation and implementation support for a community-owned initiative to improve the social-emotional outcomes of the area’s children, from birth to age 8.

Sixpence Early Learning Program

New family engagement home visitation program using the Parents as Teachers curriculum. The program will offer:

  • Services on a year round basis
  • Contact with each actively enrolled family at least three times per month for a total of at least 180 minutes per month (2 of the 3 contacts must be personal visits, totaling 120 minutes)
  • Program is designed to serve children prenatally through age 3 for a minimum of 18 – 24 months

Past Nebraska Children and Families Foundation Grants:

  • Heartland CASA – Social/Emotional Health for Older Youth
  • Coalition for Children Community Youth Council
  • Little Diana Task Force – 211 Call for Help
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