Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2009-2013. Table TANF 14. AFDC/TANF Recipiency Rates for Children by State: Selected Fiscal Years 1965 – 2009 [In percent]

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  1965 1970 1980 1990 1995 2000 2005 2009 Percent Change
1995-00 2000-09
Alabama 4.6 7.7 11.1 8.8 8.0 3.3 3.4 2.9 -59 -11
Alaska 3.1 5.0 8.0 7.4 12.6 7.9 4.4 3.1 -37 -60
Arizona 4.8 6.0 4.8 8.6 11.0 4.8 4.7 3.6 -56 -26
Arkansas 3.1 5.2 9.3 8.2 7.0 3.2 2.1 2.0 -53 -39
California 6.0 12.3 14.6 16.2 20.9 12.6 10.6 10.9 -40 -13
Colorado 4.4 6.4 6.5 7.8 7.6 2.0 2.4 1.4 -74 -27
Connecticut 4.4 6.1 11.8 10.8 14.4 6.0 4.4 2.9 -58 -52
Delaware 4.7 7.5 13.4 8.7 9.6 4.8 4.9 3.8 -50 -20
Dist. of Columbia 6.0 13.8 40.9 30.7 44.6 30.1 28.4 12.2 -33 -59
Florida 4.3 7.6 7.8 8.8 12.9 3.4 2.3 1.9 -74 -43
Georgia 3.2 9.1 9.8 11.8 14.0 4.6 3.1 1.4 -67 -71
Hawaii 3.6 6.5 14.5 10.5 14.2 17.1 7.2 5.8 20 -66
Idaho 2.7 4.2 4.7 3.6 4.7 0.5 0.7 0.5 -89 4
Illinois 5.3 7.5 14.6 14.8 15.3 6.0 2.4 1.5 -61 -75
Indiana 2.0 3.0 6.9 7.3 8.7 4.7 6.5 4.9 -46 3
Iowa 3.2 4.7 8.4 8.8 9.1 4.9 4.8 4.8 -46 -2
Kansas 3.5 5.4 7.5 7.9 8.0 3.2 4.5 3.2 -60 1
Kentucky 4.9 8.3 10.9 12.4 13.1 6.5 5.6 4.6 -51 -28
Louisiana 5.5 11.3 11.8 16.5 14.1 4.8 2.7 1.8 -66 -64
Maine 3.9 7.7 12.5 11.5 12.4 7.3 7.6 8.4 -42 16
Maryland 4.6 7.3 12.4 10.6 12.0 4.1 3.4 2.9 -65 -30
Massachusetts 3.8 8.1 15.3 12.4 12.3 4.8 4.9 6.5 -61 34
Michigan 3.7 5.8 16.7 17.4 15.7 5.9 6.3 5.1 -62 -14
Minnesota 2.9 4.2 7.7 9.4 9.8 6.3 4.9 2.9 -36 -54
Mississippi 7.0 11.1 15.7 17.6 14.0 3.5 3.4 2.3 -75 -33
Missouri 5.2 6.9 9.9 10.6 12.7 6.6 5.7 4.4 -48 -33
Montana 2.0 4.0 5.7 8.4 9.5 3.7 3.8 2.8 -60 -25
Nebraska 2.3 4.4 5.5 6.8 6.5 4.3 5.1 3.5 -33 -20
Nevada 2.5 5.2 3.8 5.0 7.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 -68 1
New Hampshire 1.4 2.6 5.8 3.9 6.2 3.1 3.3 3.0 -50 -4
New Jersey 3.4 8.8 16.0 11.7 10.8 4.9 3.9 2.7 -55 -45
New Mexico 5.2 9.5 8.5 8.3 13.5 10.0 6.5 6.2 -26 -38
New York 6.3 13.0 16.2 15.4 17.9 10.5 7.5 6.2 -41 -41
North Carolina 4.4 5.3 8.5 9.3 11.7 3.9 2.5 1.8 -67 -53
North Dakota 2.3 3.6 4.7 6.0 5.7 3.4 3.6 2.8 -40 -18
Ohio 3.6 5.3 11.2 14.9 14.6 6.2 4.9 5.5 -57 -12
Oklahoma 6.4 8.5 7.6 9.1 9.8 3.1 2.5 1.7 -68 -45
Oregon 3.3 7.4 9.0 8.1 8.8 3.4 3.9 5.0 -62 47
Pennsylvania 5.5 8.0 13.8 12.3 13.9 6.3 6.3 3.2 -55 -50
Rhode Island 5.9 9.1 14.7 13.4 17.1 13.5 10.1 6.2 -21 -54
South Carolina 2.3 4.2 11.6 8.7 10.1 3.1 3.1 2.8 -69 -11
South Dakota 3.1 5.0 7.1 6.7 6.0 2.7 2.6 2.6 -55 -4
Tennessee 4.2 7.5 8.9 11.8 14.5 7.7 9.5 7.4 -47 -4
Texas 1.7 4.1 5.2 8.7 9.7 4.3 2.7 1.3 -56 -69
Utah 3.7 5.4 4.4 4.9 4.5 2.3 2.1 1.3 -50 -44
Vermont 2.7 5.4 9.9 9.5 11.5 7.0 5.9 3.7 -39 -47
Virginia 2.2 4.1 7.9 6.8 7.9 3.1 3.4 2.9 -60 -7
Washington 4.7 6.5 8.5 11.3 13.0 7.6 6.7 6.3 -42 -17
West Virginia 12.2 11.2 10.4 15.7 15.7 5.5 5.6 3.9 -65 -30
Wisconsin 2.2 3.8 10.5 12.1 10.8 2.5 2.9 2.5 -77 2
Wyoming 2.1 3.2 3.4 7.0 7.5 0.7 0.4 0.4 -90 -51
United States 4.4 7.6 11.3 11.9 13.4 6.3 5.2 4.3 -53 -32
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. Census Bureau (resident population by state and age available online at http://www.census.gov/popest/states/).

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