If you follow issues involving children and their health and well being, you should be aware of a web site that provides tons of data on California kids, organized in a way that is easy to find and use. Kidsdata.org, a project of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, presents the information on a statewide basis and broken out by region. The site houses millions of facts presented by school district, city and county, making it easy to compare and contrast how kids are doing in different places.
Want to know how many kids lack health insurance coverage in California? It was 5.7 percent as of 2007. In San Francisco County, 1.2 percent of kids had no coverage. In Shasta, however, it was 17.6 percent.
Kidsdata.org has numbers for just about anything you would want to know about kids in California, and they update it regularly. Check it out if you have not used it already.