Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2003. Table TANF 13. Average Number of AFDC/TANF Child Recipients By State, Selected Fiscal Years [In thousands]

03/01/2003

  1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1989 1994 2001 Percent Change
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 62 96 119 129 105 92 96 47 4 -51
Alaska 4 6 9 10 10 13 24 12 90 -52
Arizona 31 39 54 38 50 74 136 59 85 -57
Arkansas 23 34 75 62 45 50 49 20 -0 -59
California 391 816 938 932 1,070 1,186 1,804 955 52 -47
Colorado 33 50 68 53 53 66 80 20 22 -75
Connecticut 43 62 92 97 82 71 111 42 56 -63
Delaware 9 15 23 22 16 13 19 10 41 -48
Dist. of Columbia 16 31 75 59 43 38 51 32 33 -36
Florida 85 160 200 184 191 235 463 103 97 -78
Georgia 54 150 261 161 166 187 274 94 47 -66
Guam 1 1 2 4 4 3 5 NA 63 NA
Hawaii 10 18 33 40 33 28 41 25 45 -39
Idaho 7 11 14 14 11 11 16 2 36 -88
Illinois 202 283 562 473 493 432 486 142 12 -71
Indiana 36 55 119 111 111 100 145 80 45 -45
Iowa 32 46 59 69 77 63 72 37 13 -48
Kansas 28 41 50 49 45 50 59 24 17 -60
Kentucky 58 93 113 118 107 105 137 59 31 -57
Louisiana 79 157 177 156 163 195 180 50 -8 -72
Maine 14 26 56 40 36 32 40 17 25 -58
Maryland 61 100 157 145 126 117 151 51 28 -66
Massachusetts 71 153 242 228 152 154 197 68 28 -65
Michigan 119 190 454 460 441 414 439 142 6 -68
Minnesota 39 58 89 91 95 105 124 79 18 -37
Mississippi 66 93 144 128 112 129 116 28 -10 -76
Missouri 82 106 193 135 129 134 176 89 31 -50
Montana 6 10 16 13 15 18 23 9 28 -59
Nebraska 12 23 28 25 29 28 31 17 10 -44
Nevada 4 9 10 8 9 14 27 14 89 -49
New Hampshire 3 7 18 15 9 8 19 9 130 -52
New Jersey 79 209 316 318 247 205 228 84 11 -63
New Mexico 23 39 45 35 34 41 66 38 64 -42
New York 380 759 845 759 729 648 813 434 26 -47
North Carolina 83 94 125 141 113 136 223 71 63 -68
North Dakota 6 8 10 9 8 10 11 6 6 -49
Ohio 136 198 372 348 424 411 455 149 11 -67
Oklahoma 55 71 74 65 57 71 90 26 27 -71
Oregon 23 52 67 65 49 58 76 27 30 -65
Pennsylvania 217 307 429 432 369 348 417 156 20 -62
Puerto Rico 161 166 170 118 116 126 124 54 -2 -56
Rhode Island 18 27 37 36 28 28 41 29 50 -29
South Carolina 24 40 100 109 84 77 102 31 33 -70
South Dakota 8 12 18 15 11 13 14 5 3 -63
Tennessee 58 99 149 115 105 133 203 114 53 -44
Texas 68 162 292 225 256 378 549 258 45 -53
Utah 16 23 23 24 24 28 33 14 17 -59
Vermont 4 8 14 14 14 12 17 9 39 -46
Virgin Islands 1 2 3 2 3 3 3 2 9 -25
Virginia 35 66 125 116 103 100 134 48 34 -64
Washington 50 76 95 97 113 141 187 100 32 -46
West Virginia 80 65 47 58 64 67 72 27 7 -63
Wisconsin 34 60 116 142 181 161 153 35 -5 -77
Wyoming 3 4 5 5 7 9 11 1 22 -93
United States 3,242 5,483 7,928 7,320 7,165 7,370 9,611 4,055 30 -51

 

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