28% of the county population is children, compared to 23.6% statewide.
45% of households have children.
The number of households with children is expected to grow 38% from 2010 – 2050.
San Joaquin County has been held up as a model for collaborative work on children’s issues by one of the nations largest foundations serving children, The Packard Foundation. There is significant evidence of progress:
95% of children have health insurance. The number of uninsured children has been cut by 230%.
The high school graduation rate has increased from 71% to 80%.
Juvenile felony arrests have declined by 44% from 1413-797 arrests.