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Knox County, NE

Child Well-Being Snapshot

See the state of child well-being in Knox 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.

25 percent of Knox County's population is children age 18 or younger.

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

Knox County Nebraska has seen a decline in substantiated child abuse and neglect rates since 2010

Knox County has consistently low kids in foster care.

Reading proficiency among 3rd graders in Knox County has gone from 59 percent in 2010 to 78 percent in 2013

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

26 percent of children in Knox County Nebraska lived in a single-parent household in 2013

Nebraska Children's investments in Knox County

Child Abuse Prevention Council (Wakefield Family Resource Center) serving Burt, Cedar, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Knox, Thurston and Wayne Counties.

Nebraska Children and Family Foundation grants:

  • Ponca Tribe Domestic Violence Program
  • Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska Family Preservation

Sixpence Early Learning Program

Santee partnership is between Santee Sioux Head Start, Healthy Start, WIC, “Takaja Tipi” community day care, Tiwani Social Services, Santee Sioux Tribe Health Clinic, Educational Service Unit #1, and the Indian Relief fund. Endowment funds are being used to provide center-based care for babies and toddlers ages 0 to 3 and their teen parents.

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