Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2003. Table TANF 11. Average Monthly AFDC/TANF Recipients by State, Selected Fiscal Years [In thousands]

03/01/2003

  1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1989 1994 2001 PercentChange
1989-94 1994-01
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2002 TANF Report to Congress.
Alabama 78 123 160 180 151 129 132 44 2 -67
Alaska 5 8 12 15 16 19 38 17 96 -55
Arizona 40 51 71 51 72 105 201 83 91 -59
Arkansas 30 45 101 85 64 70 69 28 -0 -60
California 528 1,148 1,355 1,387 1,619 1,763 2,639 1,185 50 -55
Colorado 42 66 96 77 79 97 119 27 22 -77
Connecticut 59 83 125 139 122 106 166 60 56 -64
Delaware 12 20 31 32 24 19 27 12 43 -55
Dist. of Columbia 20 40 103 85 58 48 74 43 55 -42
Florida 106 204 265 256 271 327 669 125 105 -81
Georgia 71 198 354 221 239 266 393 121 48 -69
Guam 1 2 3 5 6 4 7 10 67 43
Hawaii 14 25 47 60 51 43 62 41 45 -33
Idaho 10 16 19 21 17 17 23 2 38 -90
Illinois 262 368 776 672 735 632 712 183 13 -74
Indiana 48 73 162 157 165 147 216 116 47 -47
Iowa 44 64 85 104 123 98 110 54 13 -51
Kansas 36 53 67 68 67 74 87 33 17 -62
Kentucky 81 129 159 167 160 156 208 82 34 -61
Louisiana 104 202 235 213 230 277 248 66 -10 -74
Maine 19 36 80 60 57 51 64 26 27 -59
Maryland 80 131 216 212 195 176 222 68 26 -69
Massachusetts 94 208 347 350 235 242 307 100 27 -67
Michigan 162 253 641 685 691 640 666 193 4 -71
Minnesota 51 76 124 135 152 164 187 113 14 -40
Mississippi 83 115 186 173 155 179 159 36 -11 -78
Missouri 107 140 260 199 197 203 263 121 30 -54
Montana 7 13 22 19 22 28 35 14 26 -60
Nebraska 16 30 38 35 44 41 45 24 10 -47
Nevada 5 12 14 12 14 20 38 19 89 -49
New Hampshire 4 9 26 22 14 13 30 13 139 -56
New Jersey 104 286 440 459 367 298 335 113 13 -66
New Mexico 30 51 61 53 51 59 102 55 74 -46
New York 517 1,052 1,193 1,100 1,112 979 1,255 613 28 -51
North Carolina 111 124 170 198 166 200 333 93 66 -72
North Dakota 8 11 14 13 12 15 16 8 8 -53
Ohio 183 266 534 513 673 629 685 199 9 -71
Oklahoma 73 95 97 89 82 103 131 35 27 -73
Oregon 31 75 99 102 74 87 114 37 31 -68
Pennsylvania 303 426 626 629 561 523 620 216 19 -65
Puerto Rico 202 223 232 168 173 185 183 75 -2 -59
Rhode Island 24 38 52 52 44 42 63 42 50 -34
South Carolina 30 52 135 153 120 107 140 45 30 -68
South Dakota 11 16 25 20 16 19 19 6 1 -67
Tennessee 76 129 201 162 155 195 300 155 53 -48
Texas 91 214 394 308 363 540 788 349 46 -56
Utah 22 33 34 37 38 44 50 19 14 -62
Vermont 5 12 21 23 22 20 28 15 41 -47
Virgin Islands 1 2 4 3 4 3 4 3 11 -32
Virginia 46 87 174 166 154 146 195 65 34 -67
Washington 71 109 143 154 178 219 292 141 33 -51
West Virginia 116 93 69 77 106 109 114 39 5 -66
Wisconsin 45 79 160 213 288 245 226 40 -8 -82
Wyoming 4 5 7 7 10 14 16 1 19 -94
United States 4,323 7,415 11,067 10,597 10,813 10,935 14,226 5,423 30 -62

 

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