According to a new study, West Michigan's Ottawa County tied Clinton County for second place out of the top counties for child well being.

WOOD TV reported that Ottawa County was in the top five for counties with the lowest percentage of children living in poverty as well as victims of abuse or neglect. Ottawa also placed in a top position of eighth graders proficient in math and studies for college.

The areas the report covered were community and education, health and safety and economic security.

In West Michigan, Ottawa County was the only county to crack the top 10. Ranking among the worst counties for overall child well being was Muskegon that came in at 80 on the list.

Here is where West Michigan Counties ranked in the study:

2. Ottawa County (tied with Clinton County)

16. Barry County

17. Allegan County

18. Kent County

22. Ionia County

38. Kalamazoo County

44. Montcalm County

51. Mecosta County

52. Newaygo County

53. Branch County

69. St. Joseph County

79. Calhoun County

80. Muskegon County


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