Map Key
  • Less than 2
  • 2.1 - 4
  • 4.1 - 6
  • 6.1 - 8
  • More than 8
Number of children who lived in foster care for every 1,000 children under age 18 in 2012.
State Children Living Apart from Parents Rate Rank
Virginia 2.0 kids1st
Idaho 3.0 kids2nd
Utah 3.0 kids2nd
New Hampshire 3.0 kids2nd
South Carolina 3.0 kids2nd
New Jersey 3.0 kids2nd
Georgia 3.0 kids2nd
Alabama 4.0 kids8th
Hawaii 4.0 kids8th
Texas 4.0 kids8th
North Carolina 4.0 kids8th
Minnesota 4.0 kids8th
Ohio 4.0 kids8th
Colorado 4.0 kids8th
Delaware 4.0 kids8th
Louisiana 4.0 kids8th
Maryland 4.0 kids8th
New Mexico 4.0 kids8th
New York 5.0 kids19th
Michigan 6.0 kids19th
Illinois 5.0 kids19th
Mississippi 5.0 kids19th
Arkansas 5.0 kids19th
California 5.0 kids19th
Washington 6.0 kids19th
Connecticut 5.0 kids19th
Pennsylvania 5.0 kids19th
Wisconsin 5.0 kids19th
Maine 6.0 kids19th
Florida 5.0 kids19th
Tennessee 5.0 kids19th
Massachusetts 6.0 kids19th
North Dakota 7.0 kids33rd
Indiana 7.0 kids33rd
Missouri 7.0 kids33rd
Kentucky 7.0 kids33rd
Nevada 7.0 kids33rd
Rhode Island 7.0 kids33rd
Wyoming 7.0 kids33rd
South Dakota 7.0 kids33rd
Arizona 8.0 kids41st
Vermont 8.0 kids41st
Kansas 8.0 kids41st
Iowa 9.0 kids44th
Montana 9.0 kids44th
Alaska 10.0 kids46th
Oklahoma 10.0 kids46th
Oregon 10.0 kids46th
Nebraska 10.0 kids46th
District of Columbia 11.0 kids50th
West Virginia 12.0 kids51st