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 2016
State Children Living Apart from Parents Rate Rank
Idaho 3.0 kids1st
Utah 3.0 kids1st
Virginia 3.0 kids1st
New Jersey 3.0 kids1st
Maryland 3.0 kids1st
Alabama 4.0 kids6th
New York 4.0 kids6th
Texas 4.0 kids6th
North Carolina 4.0 kids6th
Colorado 4.0 kids6th
Delaware 4.0 kids6th
Louisiana 4.0 kids6th
South Carolina 4.0 kids6th
Hawaii 5.0 kids14th
Michigan 5.0 kids14th
Illinois 5.0 kids14th
Ohio 5.0 kids14th
Connecticut 5.0 kids14th
New Hampshire 5.0 kids14th
New Mexico 5.0 kids14th
Georgia 5.0 kids14th
Tennessee 5.0 kids14th
California 6.0 kids23rd
Washington 6.0 kids23rd
Pennsylvania 6.0 kids23rd
Wisconsin 6.0 kids23rd
Nevada 6.0 kids23rd
Florida 6.0 kids23rd
Minnesota 7.0 kids29th
Mississippi 7.0 kids29th
Arkansas 7.0 kids29th
Wyoming 7.0 kids29th
District of Columbia 7.0 kids29th
Maine 7.0 kids29th
South Dakota 7.0 kids29th
North Dakota 8.0 kids36th
Iowa 8.0 kids36th
Nebraska 8.0 kids36th
Kentucky 8.0 kids36th
Rhode Island 8.0 kids36th
Massachusetts 8.0 kids36th
Missouri 9.0 kids42nd
Oregon 9.0 kids42nd
Arizona 10.0 kids44th
Oklahoma 10.0 kids44th
Kansas 10.0 kids44th
Vermont 11.0 kids47th
Indiana 12.0 kids48th
Alaska 15.0 kids49th
Montana 15.0 kids49th
West Virginia 16.0 kids51st