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 2018
State Children Living Apart from Parents Rate Rank
Utah 3.0 kids1st
Virginia 3.0 kids1st
Delaware 3.0 kids1st
New Jersey 3.0 kids1st
Maryland 3.0 kids1st
New York 4.0 kids6th
Texas 4.0 kids6th
Idaho 4.0 kids6th
Colorado 4.0 kids6th
Louisiana 4.0 kids6th
South Carolina 4.0 kids6th
Alabama 5.0 kids12th
Hawaii 5.0 kids12th
Michigan 5.0 kids12th
North Carolina 5.0 kids12th
Illinois 5.0 kids12th
California 5.0 kids12th
Connecticut 5.0 kids12th
District of Columbia 5.0 kids12th
New Mexico 5.0 kids12th
Mississippi 6.0 kids21st
Arkansas 6.0 kids21st
Ohio 6.0 kids21st
Washington 6.0 kids21st
Pennsylvania 6.0 kids21st
Wisconsin 6.0 kids21st
New Hampshire 6.0 kids21st
Florida 6.0 kids21st
Georgia 6.0 kids21st
Tennessee 6.0 kids21st
Minnesota 7.0 kids31st
Nebraska 7.0 kids31st
Nevada 7.0 kids31st
Maine 7.0 kids31st
South Dakota 7.0 kids31st
Arizona 8.0 kids36th
Wyoming 8.0 kids36th
Massachusetts 8.0 kids36th
North Dakota 9.0 kids39th
Missouri 9.0 kids39th
Oklahoma 9.0 kids39th
Iowa 9.0 kids39th
Oregon 9.0 kids39th
Kentucky 9.0 kids39th
Rhode Island 10.0 kids45th
Vermont 11.0 kids46th
Kansas 11.0 kids46th
Indiana 12.0 kids48th
Alaska 15.0 kids49th
Montana 17.0 kids50th
West Virginia 19.0 kids51st