Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2009-2013. Table TANF 11. Average Monthly AFDC/TANF Recipients by State: Selected Fiscal Years [In thousands]

04/01/2013

  1965 1970 1980 1990 1995 2000 2005 2009 Percent Change
1995-00 2000-09
Alabama 78 123 180 130 118 46 48 43 -61 -7
Alaska 5 8 15 20 37 22 12 8 -39 -63
Arizona 40 51 51 124 190 87 99 82 -54 -6
Arkansas 30 45 85 71 63 29 19 19 -54 -34
California 528 1,148 1,387 1,902 2,680 1,574 1,256 1,308 -41 -17
Colorado 42 66 77 102 109 29 38 23 -74 -21
Connecticut 59 83 139 120 171 73 53 33 -57 -54
Delaware 12 20 32 21 25 13 13 13 -47 -4
Dist. of Columbia 20 40 85 49 73 47 43 19 -36 -60
Florida 106 204 256 370 622 158 112 98 -75 -38
Georgia 71 198 221 293 383 129 91 38 -66 -70
Guam 1 2 5 4 8 10 11 3 31 -67
Hawaii 14 25 60 44 66 75 31 24 14 -67
Idaho 10 16 21 17 24 2 3 2 -90 3
Illinois 262 368 672 636 696 256 98 52 -63 -80
Indiana 48 73 157 154 189 103 136 103 -45 -0
Iowa 44 64 104 98 101 54 52 50 -46 -8
Kansas 36 53 68 77 80 32 46 33 -60 6
Kentucky 81 129 167 175 189 89 75 60 -53 -33
Louisiana 104 202 213 282 251 75 37 22 -70 -70
Maine 19 36 60 56 60 32 32 35 -46 7
Maryland 80 131 212 186 223 77 64 53 -65 -31
Massachusetts 94 208 350 263 274 102 104 138 -63 35
Michigan 162 253 685 655 598 207 215 158 -65 -24
Minnesota 51 76 135 171 180 116 87 47 -36 -59
Mississippi 83 115 173 179 144 34 35 23 -77 -31
Missouri 107 140 199 211 254 131 118 91 -48 -30
Montana 7 13 19 29 34 13 12 9 -62 -33
Nebraska 16 30 35 43 41 28 33 20 -33 -27
Nevada 5 12 12 23 41 16 19 21 -61 34
New Hampshire 4 9 22 16 28 14 15 12 -50 -14
New Jersey 104 286 459 309 316 138 114 77 -56 -44
New Mexico 30 51 53 57 104 72 45 43 -30 -41
New York 517 1,052 1,100 981 1,256 724 490 376 -42 -48
North Carolina 111 124 198 223 313 100 68 50 -68 -50
North Dakota 8 11 13 16 14 8 7 5 -48 -27
Ohio 183 266 513 632 612 245 179 201 -60 -18
Oklahoma 73 95 89 112 124 36 28 19 -71 -46
Oregon 31 75 102 89 104 39 44 62 -62 58
Pennsylvania 303 426 629 521 596 250 253 115 -58 -54
Puerto Rico 202 223 168 190 168 92 42 33 -45 -64
Rhode Island 24 38 52 46 61 50 35 20 -19 -59
South Carolina 30 52 153 111 129 41 43 40 -68 -4
South Dakota 11 16 20 19 17 7 6 6 -61 -9
Tennessee 76 129 162 211 276 147 191 152 -47 3
Texas 91 214 308 611 743 342 214 107 -54 -69
Utah 22 33 37 45 46 23 23 16 -50 -31
Vermont 5 12 23 22 27 16 13 7 -41 -59
Virgin Islands 1 2 3 3 5 3 1 1 -30 -58
Virginia 46 87 166 151 184 75 87 76 -59 1
Washington 71 109 154 228 286 168 144 144 -41 -14
West Virginia 116 93 77 111 105 32 31 20 -69 -37
Wisconsin 45 79 213 237 209 40 49 40 -81 -1
Wyoming 4 5 7 14 15 1 1 1 -92 -51
United States 4,323 7,415 10,597 11,460 13,659 6,324 5,118 4,254 -54 -33
Note: Recipients in 2000 and beyond include both TANF and SSP recipients.
 
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance.

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