Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2009-2013. Table TANF 13. Average Number of AFDC/TANF Child 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 62 96 129 93 87 37 37 33 -57 -11
Alaska 4 6 10 13 24 15 8 6 -36 -62
Arizona 31 39 38 87 130 66 73 62 -49 -7
Arkansas 23 34 62 51 45 22 14 14 -52 -36
California 391 816 932 1,294 1,833 1,163 1,002 1,031 -37 -11
Colorado 33 50 53 69 74 22 28 18 -71 -19
Connecticut 43 62 97 81 114 50 37 23 -56 -54
Delaware 9 15 22 14 17 9 10 8 -45 -15
Dist. of Columbia 16 31 59 34 51 34 32 14 -32 -60
Florida 85 160 184 264 432 124 91 79 -71 -37
Georgia 54 150 161 206 269 101 74 35 -63 -65
Guam 1 1 4 3 5 na na 2 na na
Hawaii 10 18 40 29 43 50 21 17 16 -66
Idaho 7 11 14 11 16 2 3 2 -88 18
Illinois 202 283 473 436 478 193 78 48 -59 -75
Indiana 36 55 111 105 129 74 102 77 -43 4
Iowa 32 46 69 64 66 36 34 34 -45 -5
Kansas 28 41 49 52 55 23 31 23 -58 0
Kentucky 58 93 118 117 128 64 56 47 -50 -27
Louisiana 79 157 156 199 173 59 31 20 -66 -66
Maine 14 26 40 35 38 22 22 23 -42 4
Maryland 61 100 145 124 152 56 47 39 -63 -30
Massachusetts 71 153 228 168 176 73 72 93 -59 28
Michigan 119 190 460 427 398 153 157 119 -62 -22
Minnesota 39 58 91 110 121 81 61 36 -33 -55
Mississippi 66 93 128 129 106 27 26 18 -75 -34
Missouri 82 106 135 139 175 94 81 63 -47 -33
Montana 6 10 13 19 22 9 8 6 -61 -29
Nebraska 12 23 25 29 29 20 23 16 -32 -20
Nevada 4 9 8 16 29 12 14 16 -58 33
New Hampshire 3 7 15 11 18 10 10 9 -47 -10
New Jersey 79 209 318 213 213 102 81 55 -52 -46
New Mexico 23 39 35 37 67 51 32 32 -25 -38
New York 380 759 759 658 811 491 343 273 -39 -44
North Carolina 83 94 141 152 211 76 54 41 -64 -46
North Dakota 6 8 9 10 10 5 5 4 -43 -26
Ohio 136 198 348 414 415 180 136 149 -57 -17
Oklahoma 55 71 65 77 86 28 22 16 -68 -43
Oregon 23 52 65 60 71 29 33 43 -59 51
Pennsylvania 217 307 432 345 403 184 179 88 -54 -52
Puerto Rico 161 166 118 130 114 64 29 22 -44 -65
Rhode Island 18 27 36 30 41 34 24 14 -17 -58
South Carolina 24 40 109 80 96 32 32 30 -67 -5
South Dakota 8 12 15 13 12 5 5 5 -56 -5
Tennessee 58 99 115 144 190 107 136 110 -43 2
Texas 68 162 225 428 522 252 172 93 -52 -63
Utah 16 23 24 31 31 16 17 11 -47 -33
Vermont 4 8 14 14 17 10 8 5 -39 -55
Virgin Islands 1 2 2 2 3 2 1 1 -33 -57
Virginia 35 66 116 104 128 55 61 54 -57 -1
Washington 50 76 97 148 184 115 101 98 -38 -14
West Virginia 80 65 58 68 67 22 22 15 -67 -33
Wisconsin 34 60 142 158 146 34 39 33 -77 -3
Wyoming 3 4 5 9 10 1 0 0 -91 -50
United States 3,242 5,483 7,320 7,755 9,280 4,598 3,818 3,222 -50 -30
 
Note: From FY 2000 onward, TANF child recipients include both TANF and SSP child recipients.
 
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance.

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