North Dakota has been named number six in the nation for overall child well-being by the Annie E. Casey Foundation's 25th annual Kids Count study.

Information was gathered from 16 different areas including:

  • Economics
  • Education
  • Health
  • Family and Community

What shot North Dakota to the top of the overall well-being list is our economic well-being. North Dakota was number one in the nation for economic well-being, fourth in family and community, 19th in education and 23rd in health.

One area that needs work is preschool enrollment. North Dakota is tied for the fourth-worst ranking in the nation.

Minnesota beat out North Dakota for the number five spot and have been in the top five for over a decade.

Find out more about where North Dakota and other states stand with child well-being at the Annie E. Casey Foundation's website.