How Does Your County Rank for Child Well Being?
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