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Toolkit: Demographics

Teen demographics are changing rapidly. Many sources of national, state, and local data are available on the web.

Youth Statistics: U.S. Teen Demographics

ACT for Youth offers selected U.S. and New York State data and statistics that are updated periodically. Topics include adolescent health, sexual health, social media, and family relationships. The web section includes a listing of New York State data sources that are available online. ACT for Youth.

Web Pages America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being

These data on key indicators of child well-being are updated annually. Topics include the domains of family and social environment, economics, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.


Kids Count Data Center

Updated annually, this easy-to-use site features data on child demographics, economic well-being, education, family and community, health, and safety and risky behaviors. Custom reports are available. Annie E. Casey Foundation.


Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)

The YRBSS monitors six types of health-risk behaviors, including: behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries, sexual behaviors, alcohol and substance abuse, tobacco use, unhealthy dietary behaviors, and inadequate physical activity. Data are based on a biennial survey of students in grades 9-12. Interactive data tables are available for each state and for large cities. New York City data are available for each borough. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Child Trends Databank

This data bank includes close to 100 indicators of child and adolescent well-being. Child Trends.


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