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Children age birth to 5 in foster care in Montana

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Definition and Source



The number of unduplicated children ages 0 to 5 in foster care throughout each calendar year. The rate per 1,000 is compared to the total number of children ages 0 to 5 in the matching geographic area.

Data Source

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Child and Family Services Division


NA - Data is not reported if fewer than 10 children are represented in a given location in order to protect confidentiality. 
DATE - Data is for the calendar year.
NOTES - County data does not add up to the state number, since state totals include children in foster care managed by one of the tribal areas within Montana. Counties that overlap with tribal areas may be undercounting children in foster care since the tribal areas are not included in the county numbers. Foster Care includes all children with an Out-Of-Home Placement, which includes kinship care placements.

Last Updated

October 2023