Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Thirteenth Report to Congress. Table TANF 11. Average Monthly AFDC/TANF Recipients by State: Selected Fiscal Years [In thousands]

03/01/2014

  1965 1970 1980 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2011 Percent Change
1995-05 2005-11
United States 4,323 7,415 10,597 11,460 13,659 6,324 5,118 4,573 4,600 -60 -10
Alabama 78 123 180 130 118 46 48 51 56 -54 17
Alaska 5 8 15 20 37 22 12 9 10 -67 -17
Arizona 40 51 51 124 190 87 99 70 41 -42 -58
Arkansas 30 45 85 71 63 29 19 19 18 -68 -2
California 528 1,148 1,387 1,902 2,680 1,574 1,256 1,416 1,475 -52 17
Colorado 42 66 77 102 109 29 38 29 31 -61 -20
Connecticut 59 83 139 120 171 73 53 34 32 -67 -39
Delaware 12 20 32 21 25 13 13 15 16 -44 20
Dist. of Columbia 20 40 85 49 73 47 43 20 24 -39 -43
Florida 106 204 256 370 622 158 112 107 99 -80 -12
Georgia 71 198 221 293 383 129 91 38 37 -74 -59
Guam 1 2 5 4 8 10 11 3 3 37 -71
Hawaii 14 25 60 44 66 75 31 28 30 -53 -5
Idaho 10 16 21 17 24 2 3 3 3 -86 -14
Illinois 26 368 672 636 696 256 98 62 83 -85 -16
Indiana 48 73 157 154 189 103 136 89 66 -8 -51
Iowa 44 64 104 98 101 54 52 56 54 -41 3
Kansas 36 53 68 77 80 32 46 38 38 -33 -16
Kentucky 81 129 167 175 189 89 75 61 63 -57 -16
Louisiana 104 202 213 282 251 75 37 24 24 -84 -36
Maine 19 36 60 56 60 32 32 38 40 -42 23
Maryland 80 131 212 186 223 77 64 59 62 -68 -4
Massachusetts 94 208 350 263 274 102 104 111 99 -56 -5
Michigan 162 253 685 655 598 207 215 179 173 -59 -19
Minnesota 51 76 135 171 180 116 87 52 54 -49 -38
Mississippi 83 115 173 179 144 34 35 26 25 -73 -28
Missouri 107 140 199 211 254 131 118 94 94 -49 -20
Montana 7 13 19 29 34 13 12 10 9 -61 -29
Nebraska 16 30 35 43 41 28 33 21 20 -16 -41
Nevada 5 12 12 23 41 16 19 26 28 -49 46
New Hampshire 4 9 22 16 28 14 15 13 13 -39 -13
New Jersey 104 286 459 309 316 138 114 79 84 -61 -26
New Mexico 30 51 53 57 104 72 45 52 52 -55 16
New York 517 1,052 1,100 981 1,256 724 490 388 395 -59 -19
North Carolina 111 124 198 223 313 100 68 47 44 -76 -35
North Dakota 8 11 13 16 14 8 7 5 5 -45 -37
Ohio 183 266 513 632 612 245 179 237 225 -67 26
Oklahoma 73 95 89 112 124 36 28 21 20 -73 -27
Oregon 31 75 102 89 104 39 44 78 89 -49 100
Pennsylvania 303 426 629 521 596 250 253 126 146 -53 -42
Puerto Rico 202 223 168 190 168 92 42 36 41 -73 -1
Rhode Island 24 38 52 46 61 50 35 17 15 -41 -55
South Carolina 30 52 153 111 129 41 43 43 42 -64 -3
South Dakota 11 16 20 19 17 7 6 7 7 -63 12
Tennessee 76 129 162 211 276 147 191 161 159 -27 -17
Texas 91 214 308 611 743 342 214 115 113 -69 -47
Utah 22 33 37 45 46 23 23 19 16 -43 -30
Vermont 5 12 23 22 27 16 13 7 8 -50 -39
Virgin Islands 1 2 3 3 5 3 1 1 1 -72 -5
Virginia 46 87 166 151 184 75 87 84 79 -46 -9
Washington 71 109 154 228 286 168 144 170 149 -47 3
West Virginia 116 93 77 111 105 32 31 22 24 -68 -23
Wisconsin 45 79 213 237 209 40 49 51 63 -71 29
Wyoming 4 5 7 14 15 1 1 1 1 -96 9

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 (available online at www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/programs/tanf/data-reports).

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