Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2009-2013. Table SNAP 8. SNAP Child Recipiency Rates, by State: Selected Fiscal Years 1989-2009 [In percent]

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  1989 1992 1995 1998 2000 2003 2006 2009 Percent Change
1995-00 2000-09
Alabama 19.0 25.5 25.9 19.8 17.9 20.3 24.3 29.7 -31 66
Alaska 8.0 10.6 12.9 10.9 11.0 13.3 14.1 15.8 -14 43
Arizona 14.6 24.2 24.1 13.4 11.1 17.0 17.9 23.9 -54 115
Arkansas 16.5 21.1 20.3 18.6 17.6 23.0 25.2 26.8 -13 52
California 14.9 20.2 23.2 18.3 13.5 12.2 13.6 16.8 -42 24
Colorado 12.5 16.2 12.9 8.7 6.8 9.0 11.0 13.4 -47 97
Connecticut 8.3 14.2 16.2 12.3 9.7 10.0 9.9 12.1 -40 25
Delaware 9.7 15.8 15.9 12.8 8.2 12.1 16.2 22.2 -48 171
Dist. of Columbia 24.0 41.8 45.8 43.5 38.4 29.5 33.4 34.2 -16 -11
Florida 11.4 23.9 21.5 13.8 11.1 12.4 13.1 20.7 -48 87
Georgia 14.3 21.8 21.9 17.7 13.4 16.3 19.2 24.2 -39 80
Hawaii 14.2 14.8 20.0 21.0 17.7 13.8 12.5 15.8 -12 -10
Idaho 9.7 11.5 11.9 9.4 7.8 10.4 11.8 16.9 -34 116
Illinois 16.2 17.7 18.6 15.2 11.7 14.6 18.4 21.3 -37 82
Indiana 9.6 17.0 14.7 10.3 9.8 14.7 17.1 20.6 -34 110
Iowa 11.3 13.9 12.9 9.0 8.1 9.9 14.5 18.6 -37 132
Kansas 9.2 13.2 14.4 7.6 7.4 10.2 12.4 14.2 -48 91
Kentucky 19.8 26.2 23.1 18.2 17.8 21.7 24.0 29.4 -23 65
Louisiana 28.4 36.2 31.3 23.9 22.0 27.1 28.7 30.4 -30 38
Maine 12.4 19.9 17.5 14.7 11.3 15.3 20.9 27.3 -36 142
Maryland 11.1 15.4 16.2 13.2 7.7 9.0 10.5 15.1 -53 97
Massachusetts 11.3 17.3 16.2 11.4 8.6 10.1 12.4 17.2 -47 101
Michigan 18.1 20.3 19.3 15.9 12.1 16.2 20.3 24.5 -37 102
Minnesota 10.5 13.1 13.2 8.6 8.0 8.8 10.4 12.8 -39 60
Mississippi 29.8 34.4 33.0 23.0 18.5 23.1 26.9 31.0 -44 68
Missouri 14.6 21.3 21.1 14.9 14.0 18.8 28.0 25.1 -34 79
Montana 11.7 13.4 15.0 12.8 12.2 14.4 16.0 18.2 -19 49
Nebraska 10.5 12.6 12.3 10.8 8.4 10.3 13.3 14.6 -31 73
Nevada 6.9 13.7 14.1 8.1 6.4 9.4 8.8 14.1 -55 121
New Hampshire 3.4 9.1 9.6 7.0 5.8 6.8 7.9 11.1 -39 91
New Jersey 10.6 14.0 14.4 10.9 7.7 8.0 9.8 11.2 -47 47
New Mexico 16.8 25.4 25.4 19.0 17.7 20.7 25.7 29.6 -30 67
New York 16.9 20.7 21.0 18.3 13.4 13.8 16.1 20.2 -36 51
North Carolina 11.0 17.9 16.7 13.8 11.8 15.2 19.5 24.0 -29 103
North Dakota 10.6 13.1 11.2 10.4 8.7 12.8 13.2 16.0 -22 83
Ohio 17.5 22.7 20.2 11.8 10.5 14.6 17.6 23.0 -48 119
Oklahoma 14.6 19.5 21.3 16.0 14.4 21.4 23.0 23.8 -32 66
Oregon 12.8 16.4 17.6 12.3 12.2 20.0 21.0 26.1 -31 115
Pennsylvania 15.7 19.5 18.5 14.7 12.2 12.7 16.7 19.9 -34 63
Rhode Island 12.9 20.0 21.1 17.7 16.9 15.0 14.8 19.4 -20 15
South Carolina 14.9 19.9 21.1 18.4 14.5 22.1 23.3 28.9 -31 98
South Dakota 12.7 13.6 13.7 12.5 11.9 12.2 14.8 18.0 -13 52
Tennessee 18.8 25.7 24.1 19.6 16.5 22.2 26.3 30.7 -31 86
Texas 17.6 25.6 26.2 16.3 12.8 18.3 21.9 24.4 -51 91
Utah 8.4 10.8 9.6 7.5 5.7 7.9 8.6 11.2 -41 96
Vermont 10.2 20.1 19.8 13.5 12.9 11.3 13.5 21.4 -35 66
Virginia 9.9 14.7 17.2 12.5 8.6 10.2 12.8 15.6 -50 82
Washington 12.5 16.1 17.6 12.1 8.9 11.3 14.7 20.9 -49 135
West Virginia 24.5 32.8 28.8 26.9 22.9 25.6 27.1 31.1 -20 35
Wisconsin 13.7 14.2 13.8 8.2 7.5 12.0 14.0 20.1 -46 167
Wyoming 10.5 13.1 14.1 10.0 9.3 10.6 8.9 9.8 -34 6
United States 14.9 20.2 20.2 15.0 12.1 14.5 17.1 20.9 -40 73

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service Characteristics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Households, Fiscal Year Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Quality Control sample, various years, www.fns.usda.gov/ora/MENU/Published/snap/SNAPPartHH.htm. and U.S. Census Bureau (July 1 resident population by state and age available online at www.census.gov/popest/states/).

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