Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Fourteenth Report to Congress. Table TANF 12. AFDC/TANF Recipiency Rates for Total Population by State: Selected Fiscal Years

09/22/2015

[In percent]

 

1965

1970

1980

1990

1995

2000

2005

2013

Percent Change

 

1995-05

2005-13

Alabama

2.2

3.6

4.6

3.2

2.7

1.0

1.1

1.0

-56

-7

Alaska

1.8

2.6

3.7

3.7

6.1

3.6

1.8

1.3

-70

-27

Arizona

2.6

2.9

1.9

3.4

4.3

1.7

1.7

0.6

-55

-67

Arkansas

1.5

2.3

3.7

3.0

2.5

1.1

0.7

0.5

-70

-21

California

2.9

5.7

5.8

6.3

8.5

4.6

3.5

3.5

-57

1

Colorado

2.2

3.0

2.6

3.1

2.8

0.7

0.8

0.7

-67

-9

Connecticut

2.1

2.7

4.5

3.6

5.1

2.1

1.5

0.8

-69

-46

Delaware

2.4

3.6

5.4

3.2

3.4

1.7

1.6

1.5

-51

-2

Dist. of Columbia

2.5

5.3

13.3

8.1

12.6

8.2

7.4

2.7

-40

-64

Florida

1.8

3.0

2.6

2.8

4.3

1.0

0.6

0.5

-83

-23

Georgia

1.6

4.3

4.0

4.5

5.2

1.6

1.0

0.4

-78

-66

Hawaii

1.9

3.2

6.2

3.9

5.5

6.1

2.5

1.9

-56

-20

Idaho

1.4

2.2

2.2

1.6

2.0

0.2

0.2

0.2

-88

-25

Illinois

2.5

3.3

5.9

5.6

5.8

2.1

0.8

0.4

-86

-54

Indiana

1.0

1.4

2.9

2.8

3.2

1.7

2.2

0.4

-14

-81

Iowa

1.6

2.3

3.6

3.5

3.5

1.9

1.8

1.5

-43

-17

Kansas

1.6

2.4

2.9

3.1

3.1

1.2

1.7

0.7

-36

-58

Kentucky

2.5

4.0

4.6

4.7

4.9

2.2

1.8

1.4

-60

-22

Louisiana

2.9

5.6

5.0

6.7

5.7

1.7

0.8

0.4

-85

-55

Maine

1.9

3.6

5.4

4.5

4.8

2.5

2.5

4.5

-45

83

Maryland

2.2

3.3

5.0

3.9

4.4

1.5

1.2

0.9

-71

-22

Massachusetts

1.8

3.7

6.1

4.4

4.5

1.6

1.6

2.2

-58

38

Michigan

2.0

2.9

7.4

7.0

6.2

2.1

2.1

0.9

-60

-60

Minnesota

1.4

2.0

3.3

3.9

3.9

2.3

1.7

1.0

-53

-44

Mississippi

3.6

5.2

6.9

6.9

5.3

1.2

1.2

0.7

-75

-41

Missouri

2.4

3.0

4.0

4.1

4.7

2.3

2.0

1.4

-52

-31

Montana

1.0

1.9

2.4

3.6

3.9

1.4

1.3

0.7

-63

-43

Nebraska

1.1

2.0

2.2

2.7

2.5

1.6

1.9

0.9

-20

-54

Nevada

1.2

2.4

1.5

1.9

2.6

0.8

0.8

1.0

-65

24

New Hampshire

0.7

1.2

2.4

1.5

2.4

1.1

1.1

1.2

-45

2

New Jersey

1.5

4.0

6.2

4.0

3.9

1.6

1.3

0.9

-63

-35

New Mexico

3.0

5.0

4.1

3.8

6.0

4.0

2.4

1.8

-59

-23

New York

2.9

5.8

6.3

5.4

6.8

3.8

2.5

2.0

-60

-21

North Carolina

2.2

2.4

3.4

3.4

4.3

1.2

0.8

0.4

-79

-49

North Dakota

1.2

1.7

2.0

2.4

2.2

1.2

1.2

0.5

-45

-56

Ohio

1.8

2.5

4.8

5.8

5.5

2.2

1.6

1.2

-68

-24

Oklahoma

3.0

3.7

2.9

3.6

3.7

1.0

0.8

0.4

-75

-43

Oregon

1.6

3.6

3.9

3.1

3.3

1.1

1.2

2.9

-54

133

Pennsylvania

2.6

3.6

5.3

4.4

4.9

2.0

2.1

1.4

-54

-31

Rhode Island

2.7

4.0

5.5

4.6

6.0

4.7

3.2

1.4

-43

-57

South Carolina

1.2

2.0

4.9

3.2

3.4

1.0

1.0

0.6

-68

-40

South Dakota

1.6

2.4

2.9

2.7

2.3

0.9

0.8

0.8

-64

-3

Tennessee

2.0

3.3

3.5

4.3

5.2

2.6

3.2

1.9

-34

-39

Texas

0.9

1.9

2.1

3.6

3.9

1.6

0.9

0.3

-73

-63

Utah

2.2

3.1

2.5

2.6

2.3

1.0

0.9

0.4

-52

-60

Vermont

1.4

2.6

4.4

3.9

4.6

2.7

2.0

1.4

-53

-29

Virginia

1.0

1.9

3.1

2.4

2.8

1.1

1.2

0.8

-52

-28

Washington

2.4

3.2

3.7

4.7

5.2

2.8

2.3

1.6

-53

-32

West Virginia

6.4

5.3

4.0

6.2

5.7

1.8

1.7

1.1

-67

-37

Wisconsin

1.1

1.8

4.5

4.8

4.0

0.8

0.9

1.1

-73

25

Wyoming

1.1

1.5

1.4

3.1

3.0

0.2

0.1

0.1

-96

13

United States

2.1

3.5

4.6

4.5

5.1

2.2

1.7

1.3

-63

-25

 

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/data/state/totals/2013/index.html.

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