For Immediate Release
Posted: August 10, 2022

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NH’s Upward Trajectory: A Top State for Children and Families

Concord, NH – Today, following the release of new rankings from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement:

"Here in New Hampshire, our investments in mental health and public education have delivered results for children and families across the 603 – earning the Granite State the #2 spot for family and community and #2 for overall child well-being," said Governor Chris Sununu. "With top rankings in economic well-being, best education, and best health too, these rankings all make one thing clear: New Hampshire is the best state for in the country for families."

In the data released today, New Hampshire earned the following rankings:  

  • #2 for overall child well-being  
  • #2 for family and community  
  • #2 for health, up from #3 in 2021  
  • #4 for economic well-being, up from #6 in 2021  
  • #4 for education, up from #5 in 2021  

The rankings released today are in addition to the following top rankings NH has earned this year:

Note: The 2022 KIDS COUNT Data Book can be found here.