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The Tennessee Commission on Children & Youth (TCCY) just released their 2014 State of the Child report, a report that includes county-by-county data on the well-being of children.

“The data are organized as they relate to indicators of outcomes we all want for our children – to be safe, healthy, educated, nurtured and supported, and engaged in activities that help them succeed in school and in life,” states the report.

williamson county populationThe report also gives each county a ranking, considering factors such as access to healthcare, education, youth employment, etc…

Where does Williamson County rank?

Williamson County has been ranked the best county in regard’s to children’s welfare. Due to the county’s high reading score and low poverty and child abuse rankings, the county is ranked #1 by  the TCCY.

county rankings by quintile

 

Here are a few factors included in the State of the Child report, comparing Williamson County’s Rate with the average rate for the state of Tennessee.

child welfare stats

Read more about Williamson County’s ranking here.

Other Middle Tennessee Counties ranked in the Top 10.

Top 10 Counties:

1. Williamson
2. Washington
3. Sumner
4. Rutherford
5. Blount
6. Wilson
7. Carroll
8. Knox
9. Dickson
10. Montgomery
(Davidson ranked #87)

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Andrea has always loved the written word. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and a Masters in Creative Writing, both from Belmont University. Both sides of her family have lived in Williamson County for generations, so writing for Williamson Source is the perfect fit. She loves to hear stories of what Williamson County was like when her parents and grandparents were young and to write about this ever evolving county is truly special for her.