Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2003. Table TANF 14.AFDC/TANF Recipiency Rates for Children by State, Selected Fiscal Years 1965 – 2001 [In percent]

03/01/2003

  1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1989 1994 2001 Percent Change
1989-94 1994-01
Note: Recipiency rate refers to the average monthly number of AFDC child recipients in each State during the given fiscal year as a percent of the resident population under 18 years of age as of July 1 of that year. The numerators are from Table TANF 13.
Sources: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Bureau of the Census, (Resident population by state available on line at http://www.census.gov/population/estimates/state/).
Alabama 4.6 7.7 9.9 11.1 9.7 8.6 8.9 4.2 4 -53
Alaska 3.1 5.0 6.2 8.0 5.9 7.3 12.8 6.0 76 -53
Arizona 4.8 6.0 7.2 4.8 5.9 7.6 12.1 4.3 60 -65
Arkansas 3.1 5.2 10.9 9.3 7.1 7.9 7.7 3.0 -3 -61
California 6.0 12.3 14.5 14.6 15.6 15.6 20.8 10.3 33 -51
Colorado 4.4 6.4 8.4 6.5 6.1 7.6 8.3 1.9 10 -78
Connecticut 4.4 6.1 9.8 11.8 10.8 9.5 14.2 4.9 49 -65
Delaware 4.7 7.5 12.3 13.4 10.2 8.1 10.5 4.9 30 -53
Dist. of Columbia 6.0 13.8 41.1 40.9 33.9 30.7 44.5 28.2 45 -37
Florida 4.3 7.6 8.4 7.8 7.6 8.4 14.1 2.8 68 -80
Georgia 3.2 9.1 15.5 9.8 10.1 10.8 14.6 4.3 35 -70
Hawaii 3.6 6.5 11.7 14.5 11.6 10.1 13.6 8.4 35 -38
Idaho 2.7 4.2 4.8 4.7 3.6 3.7 4.6 0.5 22 -89
Illinois 5.3 7.5 16.0 14.6 16.1 14.5 15.7 4.3 8 -72
Indiana 2.0 3.0 6.9 6.9 7.5 6.9 9.8 5.1 43 -48
Iowa 3.2 4.7 6.6 8.4 10.2 8.8 9.9 5.0 12 -49
Kansas 3.5 5.4 7.3 7.5 6.9 7.6 8.5 3.3 12 -61
Kentucky 4.9 8.3 10.2 10.9 10.5 10.9 14.1 6.0 29 -58
Louisiana 5.5 11.3 13.2 11.8 12.2 15.5 14.6 4.1 -6 -72
Maine 3.9 7.7 16.4 12.5 11.7 10.4 13.1 5.6 26 -57
Maryland 4.6 7.3 11.9 12.4 11.4 10.2 12.0 3.7 18 -69
Massachusetts 3.8 8.1 14.2 15.3 11.2 11.4 13.9 4.5 22 -67
Michigan 3.7 5.8 15.0 16.7 17.7 16.9 17.4 5.5 3 -69
Minnesota 2.9 4.2 7.0 7.7 8.5 9.2 10.1 6.1 10 -40
Mississippi 7.0 11.1 17.3 15.7 14.0 17.1 15.3 3.6 -10 -77
Missouri 5.2 6.9 13.2 9.9 9.8 10.2 12.9 6.2 26 -52
Montana 2.0 4.0 6.6 5.7 6.1 7.9 9.7 4.1 22 -58
Nebraska 2.3 4.4 5.8 5.5 6.8 6.5 7.0 3.9 8 -45
Nevada 2.5 5.2 5.4 3.8 3.9 5.0 7.1 2.7 40 -62
New Hampshire 1.4 2.6 6.9 5.8 3.7 3.1 6.6 3.0 118 -55
New Jersey 3.4 8.8 14.1 16.0 13.5 11.3 11.7 4.0 3 -66
New Mexico 5.2 9.5 10.9 8.5 7.8 9.0 13.5 7.5 50 -44
New York 6.3 13.0 15.9 16.2 16.7 15.1 18.0 9.2 19 -49
North Carolina 4.4 5.3 7.2 8.5 7.1 8.5 12.6 3.6 49 -72
North Dakota 2.3 3.6 4.9 4.7 4.3 5.7 6.3 3.4 12 -46
Ohio 3.6 5.3 10.9 11.2 14.7 14.6 16.0 5.1 9 -68
Oklahoma 6.4 8.5 8.7 7.6 6.3 8.3 10.4 2.9 24 -72
Oregon 3.3 7.4 9.6 9.0 6.9 8.2 9.7 3.1 18 -68
Pennsylvania 5.5 8.0 12.3 13.8 12.9 12.4 14.4 5.3 16 -63
Rhode Island 5.9 9.1 13.3 14.7 12.6 12.1 17.5 11.8 44 -33
South Carolina 2.3 4.2 10.4 11.6 9.1 8.3 10.8 3.1 30 -72
South Dakota 3.1 5.0 8.2 7.1 5.7 6.7 6.6 2.5 -1 -62
Tennessee 4.2 7.5 11.3 8.9 8.6 10.9 15.7 8.1 44 -48
Texas 1.7 4.1 7.1 5.2 5.4 7.9 10.4 4.4 32 -58
Utah 3.7 5.4 5.0 4.4 4.0 4.5 4.9 1.9 9 -61
Vermont 2.7 5.4 9.3 9.9 9.9 8.8 11.7 6.3 33 -46
Virginia 2.2 4.1 7.9 7.9 7.1 6.7 8.4 2.8 26 -67
Washington 4.7 6.5 8.5 8.5 9.7 11.5 13.3 6.6 16 -50
West Virginia 12.2 11.2 8.4 10.4 12.6 14.8 16.8 6.6 13 -61
Wisconsin 2.2 3.8 7.8 10.5 14.2 12.6 11.4 2.5 -9 -78
Wyoming 2.1 3.2 4.1 3.4 4.1 6.6 8.1 0.6 24 -92
United States 4.4 7.6 11.6 11.3 11.2 11.4 14.0 5.5 22 -61

 

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