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"Kids Count" survey ranks Wisconsin 13th for child's well being

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin is the 13th-best state for a child's well being.

That's according to annual "Kids Count" survey released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The state's current ranking is down from 12th a year ago, but higher than the Number 15 ranking from 2012.

Wisconsin was in the Top 10 as recently as 2010.

Wisconsin children scored high marks for their economic well being. That's the 9th-best in the country, up from 12th a year ago.

The Badger State remains in the Top 10 for the overall health of its children -- however, the state from 3rd to 10th this year.

The state's general education ranking also fell from 12th last year to 15th now. Wisconsin kids had the 18th best family and community factors. That's been steady over the past two years.

The "Kids Count" survey is based on 16 factors that involve children's well being. The more detailed factors list the most recent data as being from 2012.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)