The data related to these variables are gathered from several data sources (e.g., Census, IDPH); are presented in several formats (e.g., spreadsheets, maps); and are associated with several geographic regions (e.g., counties, municipalities, PUMAs). Many, but not all, of the variables represent family characteristics for children’s growth and learning. The data are organized into domains, as listed below.
Alphabetical list of child and family characteristics
Includes societal factors such as child abuse and neglect, foster care, and refugee populations.
Includes variables related to early childhood programming and children’s characteristics.
Includes ISAT data and data on mother’s and parents’ education levels.
Includes population variables such as poverty, race/ethnicity, and language use.
Includes variables related to employment and family working conditions.
Includes variables related to children’s health and development, such as birth defects, teen births, and teen parents.
See how Illinois compares with other states regarding particular family characteristics.
Data on languages spoken in Illinois as well as linguistic isolation.