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South Carolina Ranks Among the 15 States with the Most Underprivileged Children

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WalletHub recently released updated rankings for 2021’s States with the Most Underprivileged Children and South Carolina ranked as having the fourteenth mostt in the country.

In order to bring awareness to the condition of underprivileged children throughout the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 27 key measures of neediness. The data set ranges from share of children in households with below-poverty income to child food-insecurity rate to share of maltreated children.

Welfare of Children in South Carolina (1=Most; 25=Avg.):

  • 9th – % of Children in Households with Below-Poverty Income
  • 6th – % of Maltreated Children
  • 24th – % of Uninsured Children
  • 12th – Infant Mortality Rate
  • 5th – % of Children in Single-Parent Families
  • 16th – WalletHub “States that are Recovering the Quickest from COVID-19” Score

To see the full report, click here.

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