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Madison County, NE

Child Well-Being Snapshot

See the state of child well-being in Madison 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.


26 percent of Madison County's population is children age 18 or younger.

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

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

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

Reading proficiency among 3rd graders in Madison County has gone from 64 percent in 2010 to 88 percent in 2013

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

Births to teens is at has declined since 2010 in Madison County

25 percent of children in Madison County Nebraska lived in a single-parent household in 2013


Nebraska Children's investments in Madison County

Norfolk Area Child Abuse Prevention Council serving Antelope, Madison, Pierce and Stanton Counties.

Collective Impact support to build a Community Prevention System

Grant to complete the Child Well-being (CWB) assessment and planning process for development of collaborative capacity, the prevention system, and parent child interaction as related to community context. The organization will use the results of this process to complete and begin implementation of an integrated work plan, then work in partnership with Nebraska Children on planning, training, and implementation and evaluation.

Project Everlast Foster Youth Council – Norfolk

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.

Sixpence Early Learning Program

Norfolk Public Schools uses its grant to serve at-risk infants and toddlers through family engagement home visiting program. The program uses the Parents as Teachers curriculum and partners with various entities throughout their District. Teen parents are the primary focus of the program. The Sixpence Grant was awarded July of 2015

Past Nebraska Children and Families Foundation Grant:

  • Family Action Community Team (FACT) Project Access

Madison County/Norfolk Stories

Beginning the Process of Change in Norfolk

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