Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2003. Table SSI 8.SSI Recipiency Rates by State And Program Type for 1979 and 2001 [In percent]

03/01/2003

  Total Recipiency Rate Rate for Adults 18-64 Rate for Adults 65 & Over
1979 2001 Percent Change 1979-01 1979 2001 Percent Change 1979-01 1979 2001 Percent Change 1979-01
Note: Recipiency rates for 2001 are the ratios of the number of SSI recipients (in the respective age groups) as of the month of December to the estimated population in the respective age group as of the month of July; calculations by DHHS. The 1979 rates are based on the average number of recipients during the year.
Source: Social Security Administration, Social Security Bulletin • Annual Statistical Supplement • 2002, and U.S. Bureau of the Census, (Resident population by state available online at http://www.census.gov/population/estimates/state/).
Alabama 3.6 3.6 1 1.8 3.4 86 21.0 7.3 -65
Alaska 0.8 1.4 82 0.5 1.5 178 14.0 6.1 -57
Arizona 1.1 1.6 44 0.9 1.5 69 5.0 3.2 -36
Arkansas 3.5 3.2 -9 1.9 2.9 55 17.1 6.1 -64
California 3.0 3.2 6 2.1 2.5 22 16.4 13.1 -20
Colorado 1.1 1.2 9 0.8 1.2 56 6.7 3.2 -52
Connecticut 0.8 1.4 87 0.6 1.5 138 2.7 2.6 -4
Delaware 1.2 1.5 26 0.9 1.4 49 5.4 2.3 -58
District of Columbia 2.3 3.5 54 1.9 3.0 56 8.6 6.8 -21
Florida 1.8 2.4 35 1.1 1.9 67 6.2 4.6 -26
Georgia 2.9 2.4 -16 1.9 2.1 11 17.7 7.1 -60
Hawaii 1.1 1.7 62 0.7 1.5 117 7.6 5.4 -29
Idaho 0.8 1.4 77 0.6 1.6 150 3.8 2.1 -44
Illinois 1.1 2.0 85 1.0 2.0 111 4.3 3.8 -11
Indiana 0.8 1.5 100 0.6 1.5 146 3.3 1.7 -49
Iowa 0.9 1.4 57 0.6 1.6 158 3.5 1.7 -51
Kansas 0.9 1.4 57 0.6 1.5 138 3.5 1.9 -45
Kentucky 2.5 4.3 69 1.8 4.5 151 12.5 7.2 -43
Louisiana 3.4 3.7 10 2.0 3.5 72 20.1 8.1 -60
Maine 2.0 2.3 18 1.4 2.6 87 8.6 3.2 -63
Maryland 1.2 1.7 48 0.9 1.5 60 5.4 4.1 -24
Massachusetts 2.2 2.6 16 1.3 2.5 95 10.8 5.7 -47
Michigan 1.3 2.1 67 1.1 2.3 115 5.9 3.0 -49
Minnesota 0.8 1.3 60 0.6 1.3 136 3.7 2.6 -30
Mississippi 4.5 4.5 0 2.4 4.1 69 26.0 10.9 -58
Missouri 1.8 2.0 14 1.1 2.1 91 7.9 3.0 -62
Montana 0.9 1.6 80 0.7 1.8 150 3.8 2.1 -45
Nebraska 0.9 1.2 36 0.6 1.4 119 3.4 1.8 -47
Nevada 0.8 1.3 55 0.5 1.1 108 5.9 3.3 -44
New Hampshire 0.6 0.9 55 0.4 1.1 150 2.5 1.2 -53
New Jersey 1.1 1.7 49 0.9 1.5 74 4.7 4.5 -4
New Mexico 2.0 2.6 32 1.4 2.4 75 12.4 7.2 -42
New York 2.1 3.3 56 1.6 2.8 76 8.3 9.0 9
North Carolina 2.4 2.3 -4 1.6 2.0 27 13.6 5.7 -58
North Dakota 1.0 1.3 31 0.6 1.3 128 5.1 2.4 -52
Ohio 1.1 2.1 89 1.0 2.3 132 4.2 2.4 -42
Oklahoma 2.3 2.1 -9 1.3 2.1 58 11.6 3.9 -66
Oregon 0.9 1.6 86 0.7 1.6 129 3.3 2.7 -18
Pennsylvania 1.4 2.4 71 1.1 2.5 123 5.0 3.4 -31
Rhode Island 1.6 2.7 70 1.1 2.7 150 6.4 4.9 -24
South Carolina 2.7 2.6 -3 1.8 2.4 35 17.0 6.0 -65
South Dakota 1.1 1.7 49 0.7 1.7 136 5.0 3.0 -40
Tennessee 2.9 2.8 -2 1.9 2.8 50 14.8 5.8 -61
Texas 1.9 2.0 6 1.0 1.6 68 12.7 7.6 -40
Utah 0.6 0.9 64 0.5 1.0 96 3.0 1.9 -37
Vermont 1.8 2.0 13 1.3 2.2 68 8.1 3.7 -54
Virginia 1.5 1.8 20 1.0 1.6 57 8.5 4.8 -44
Washington 1.2 1.7 47 1.0 1.8 84 4.8 3.6 -25
West Virginia 2.1 4.1 92 1.9 4.6 147 8.0 4.7 -41
Wisconsin 1.4 1.6 11 1.0 1.6 67 6.5 2.3 -65
Wyoming 0.4 1.2 186 0.3 1.3 348 2.7 1.6 -42
Total 1.9 2.3 24 1.3 2.2 75 9.0 5.6 -38

 

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