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 2014.
State Children Living Apart from Parents Rate Rank
Virginia 2.0 kids1st
Idaho 3.0 kids2nd
Utah 3.0 kids2nd
Delaware 3.0 kids2nd
New Hampshire 3.0 kids2nd
South Carolina 3.0 kids2nd
Maryland 3.0 kids2nd
Alabama 4.0 kids8th
Hawaii 4.0 kids8th
Texas 4.0 kids8th
North Carolina 4.0 kids8th
Colorado 4.0 kids8th
Connecticut 4.0 kids8th
Louisiana 4.0 kids8th
New Jersey 4.0 kids8th
Georgia 4.0 kids8th
New York 5.0 kids17th
Minnesota 5.0 kids17th
Illinois 5.0 kids17th
Arkansas 5.0 kids17th
Ohio 5.0 kids17th
Pennsylvania 5.0 kids17th
Wisconsin 5.0 kids17th
Florida 5.0 kids17th
New Mexico 5.0 kids17th
Tennessee 5.0 kids17th
Michigan 6.0 kids27th
Mississippi 6.0 kids27th
California 6.0 kids27th
Washington 6.0 kids27th
South Dakota 6.0 kids27th
Kentucky 7.0 kids32nd
Nevada 7.0 kids32nd
Wyoming 7.0 kids32nd
District of Columbia 7.0 kids32nd
Maine 7.0 kids32nd
Massachusetts 7.0 kids32nd
North Dakota 8.0 kids38th
Missouri 8.0 kids38th
Iowa 8.0 kids38th
Oregon 8.0 kids38th
Nebraska 8.0 kids38th
Vermont 9.0 kids43rd
Indiana 9.0 kids43rd
Kansas 9.0 kids43rd
Rhode Island 9.0 kids43rd
Arizona 10.0 kids47th
Montana 10.0 kids47th
Alaska 12.0 kids49th
Oklahoma 12.0 kids49th
West Virginia 12.0 kids49th