Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table E.3. Monthly Household Income of TANF Cases and Income Relative to Poverty Levels

10/01/2004

  Percentage Unless Stated Otherwise
Time Limited with No Exemptions/Extensions
Time Limited with Temporary Work Exemptions
Time Limited with Extensions Granted
Total
Total Monthly Household Incomea
Less $500 26.0% 23.3% 17.3% 25.2%
$500 to 999 43.1% 51.8% 54.7% 45.2%
$1,000 to 1,499 16.5% 14.8% 14.4% 16.3%
$1,500 to 1,999 7.5% 5.4% 5.8% 7.0%
$2,000 or more 6.9% 4.7% 7.9% 6.4%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Average income $931.63 $875.40 $956.65 $919.61
Median income $723.82 $724.37 $750.00 $729.23
Total Monthly Household Income Relative to Poverty Levelb
Less than 0.50 45.0% 48.9% 47.5% 45.7%
0.50 to 0.99 42.5% 40.0% 43.9% 42.1%
1.00 to 1.49 8.5% 7.3% 2.9% 8.2%
1.50 to 1.99 2.0% 2.5% 3.6% 2.1%
2.00 or more 2.1% 1.3% 2.2% 1.9%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Average income to poverty level
0.65 0.61 0.66 0.64
Median income to poverty level
0.53 0.50 0.52 0.53
 
Sample Size 466 487 143 1,120
 
a. Based on reported household income for month prior to the survey.
b. Poverty threshold level as established by the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

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