Families on TANF in Illinois: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table C.3 Characteristics of the Communities of Single-Parent TANF Cases in Illinois

06/10/2003

Table C.3
Characteristics of the Communities of Single-Parent TANF Cases in Illinois
Measure Percentage, Unless Indicated Otherwise
Location
Cook County 81
Downstate (all other counties) 19
County Unemployment Rate for 2001
2 to 3.9 percent 2
4 to 5.9 percent 90
6 to 7.9 percent 7
8 to 9.9 percent 1
Median unemployment rate 5.9
Percentage of ZIP Code Population That Is Non-Hispanic, White
Less than 10 percent 47
10 to 19.9 percent 22
20 to 79.9 percent 22
80 to 89.9 percent 4
90 percent or more 5
Median percentage white 10.3
Percentage of ZIP Code Pop. That Is Non-Hispanic, African-American
Less than 10 percent 13
10 to 19.9 percent 9
20 to 79.9 percent 32
80 to 89.9 percent 10
90 percent or more 36
Median percentage African-American 70.6
Percentage of ZIP Code Population That Is Hispanic, Any Race
Less than 10 percent 66
10 to 49.9 percent 26
50 percent or more 8
Median percentage Hispanic 3.1
Number of TANF Cases 33,495
Sources: Data on the TANF caseload from the Illinois Department of Human Services; unemployment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor; data on race and ethnicity for 5-digit ZIP codes from the 2000 Census, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Population: TANF cases in Illinois that: (1) were eligible for a cash grant in November 2001, (2) were classified by DHS as "single-parent," and (3) included the grantee (i.e., the person to whom the benefit was issued) as a member of the case (thus excluding "child-only" cases). Some of the cases (9 percent) in the study population did not receive a positive cash grant despite being classified as "eligible" for a cash grant (see Table C.4 for reasons).

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