Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2009-2013. Table TANF 12. AFDC/TANF Recipiency Rates for Total Population by State: Selected Fiscal Years [In percent]

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  1965 1970 1980 1990 1995 2000 2005 2009 Percent Change
1995-00 2000-09
Alabama 2.2 3.6 4.6 3.2 2.7 1.0 1.1 0.9 -62 -12
Alaska 1.8 2.6 3.7 3.7 6.1 3.6 1.8 1.2 -42 -67
Arizona 2.6 2.9 1.9 3.4 4.3 1.7 1.7 1.2 -61 -26
Arkansas 1.5 2.3 3.7 3.0 2.5 1.1 0.7 0.7 -56 -39
California 2.9 5.7 5.8 6.3 8.5 4.6 3.5 3.5 -45 -24
Colorado 2.2 3.0 2.6 3.1 2.8 0.7 0.8 0.5 -77 -32
Connecticut 2.1 2.7 4.5 3.6 5.1 2.1 1.5 0.9 -59 -56
Delaware 2.4 3.6 5.4 3.2 3.4 1.7 1.6 1.4 -51 -14
Dist. of Columbia 2.5 5.3 13.3 8.1 12.6 8.2 7.4 3.1 -35 -62
Florida 1.8 3.0 2.6 2.8 4.3 1.0 0.6 0.5 -77 -47
Georgia 1.6 4.3 4.0 4.5 5.2 1.6 1.0 0.4 -70 -75
Hawaii 1.9 3.2 6.2 3.9 5.5 6.1 2.5 1.9 12 -70
Idaho 1.4 2.2 2.2 1.6 2.0 0.2 0.2 0.2 -91 -13
Illinois 2.5 3.3 5.9 5.6 5.8 2.1 0.8 0.4 -65 -80
Indiana 1.0 1.4 2.9 2.8 3.2 1.7 2.2 1.6 -47 -5
Iowa 1.6 2.3 3.6 3.5 3.5 1.9 1.8 1.7 -47 -10
Kansas 1.6 2.4 2.9 3.1 3.1 1.2 1.7 1.2 -62 1
Kentucky 2.5 4.0 4.6 4.7 4.9 2.2 1.8 1.4 -55 -37
Louisiana 2.9 5.6 5.0 6.7 5.7 1.7 0.8 0.5 -71 -70
Maine 1.9 3.6 5.4 4.5 4.8 2.5 2.5 2.6 -47 4
Maryland 2.2 3.3 5.0 3.9 4.4 1.5 1.2 0.9 -67 -36
Massachusetts 1.8 3.7 6.1 4.4 4.5 1.6 1.6 2.1 -64 31
Michigan 2.0 2.9 7.4 7.0 6.2 2.1 2.1 1.6 -66 -24
Minnesota 1.4 2.0 3.3 3.9 3.9 2.3 1.7 0.9 -39 -62
Mississippi 3.6 5.2 6.9 6.9 5.3 1.2 1.2 0.8 -78 -33
Missouri 2.4 3.0 4.0 4.1 4.7 2.3 2.0 1.5 -51 -35
Montana 1.0 1.9 2.4 3.6 3.9 1.4 1.3 0.9 -63 -38
Nebraska 1.1 2.0 2.2 2.7 2.5 1.6 1.9 1.1 -35 -30
Nevada 1.2 2.4 1.5 1.9 2.6 0.8 0.8 0.8 -70 2
New Hampshire 0.7 1.2 2.4 1.5 2.4 1.1 1.1 0.9 -53 -20
New Jersey 1.5 4.0 6.2 4.0 3.9 1.6 1.3 0.9 -58 -46
New Mexico 3.0 5.0 4.1 3.8 6.0 4.0 2.4 2.1 -34 -46
New York 2.9 5.8 6.3 5.4 6.8 3.8 2.5 1.9 -44 -50
North Carolina 2.2 2.4 3.4 3.4 4.3 1.2 0.8 0.5 -71 -57
North Dakota 1.2 1.7 2.0 2.4 2.2 1.2 1.2 0.8 -47 -28
Ohio 1.8 2.5 4.8 5.8 5.5 2.2 1.6 1.7 -61 -19
Oklahoma 3.0 3.7 2.9 3.6 3.7 1.0 0.8 0.5 -72 -50
Oregon 1.6 3.6 3.9 3.1 3.3 1.1 1.2 1.6 -65 42
Pennsylvania 2.6 3.6 5.3 4.4 4.9 2.0 2.1 0.9 -58 -55
Rhode Island 2.7 4.0 5.5 4.6 6.0 4.7 3.2 1.9 -22 -59
South Carolina 1.2 2.0 4.9 3.2 3.4 1.0 1.0 0.9 -70 -15
South Dakota 1.6 2.4 2.9 2.7 2.3 0.9 0.8 0.8 -61 -16
Tennessee 2.0 3.3 3.5 4.3 5.2 2.6 3.2 2.4 -50 -7
Texas 0.9 1.9 2.1 3.6 3.9 1.6 0.9 0.4 -58 -74
Utah 2.2 3.1 2.5 2.6 2.3 1.0 0.9 0.6 -55 -45
Vermont 1.4 2.6 4.4 3.9 4.6 2.7 2.0 1.1 -43 -59
Virginia 1.0 1.9 3.1 2.4 2.8 1.1 1.2 1.0 -61 -9
Washington 2.4 3.2 3.7 4.7 5.2 2.8 2.3 2.2 -45 -24
West Virginia 6.4 5.3 4.0 6.2 5.7 1.8 1.7 1.1 -69 -37
Wisconsin 1.1 1.8 4.5 4.8 4.0 0.8 0.9 0.7 -81 -6
Wyoming 1.1 1.5 1.4 3.1 3.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 -92 -56
United States 2.1 3.5 4.6 4.5 5.1 2.2 1.7 1.4 -56 -38
 
Note: Recipiency rate refers to the average monthly number of AFDC recipients in each state during the given fiscal year expressed as a percent of the total resident population as of July 1 of that year. The numerators are from Table TANF 11.
 
Sources: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Census Bureau (resident population by state available online at http://www.census.gov/popest/states/).

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