Bledsoe County ranks in the lowest quarter of Tennessee counties on child wellbeing, according to a report by the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY). Data from 38 categories analyzed by TCCY ranked Bledsoe 77th out of 95 Tennessee counties.
The report notes the county’s biggest challenges include over a third of its children living in poverty and 7.5 percent lacking health insurance.
Additional opportunities for improvement include a relatively low ranking in school suspensions and a below-average household income, according to the report.
For more see the January 28 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.