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

03/01/2014

  1965 1970 1980 1990 1995 2000 2005 2011 Percent Change
1996-05 2005-11
United States 2.1 3.5 4.6 4.5 5.1 2.2 1.7 1.5 -63 -15
Alabama 2.2 3.6 4.6 3.2 2.7 1.0 1.1 1.2 -56 11
Alaska 1.8 2.6 3.7 3.7 6.1 3.6 1.8 1.4 -70 -23
Arizona 2.6 2.9 1.9 3.4 4.3 1.7 1.7 0.6 -55 -62
Arkansas 1.5 2.3 3.7 3.0 2.5 1.1 0.7 0.6 -70 -7
California 2.9 5.7 5.8 6.3 8.5 4.6 3.5 3.9 -57 12
Colorado 2.2 3.0 2.6 3.1 2.8 0.7 0.8 0.6 -67 -28
Connecticut 2.1 2.7 4.5 3.6 5.1 2.1 1.5 0.9 -69 -40
Delaware 2.4 3.6 5.4 3.2 3.4 1.7 1.6 1.7 -51 12
Dist. of Columbia 2.5 5.3 13.3 8.1 12.6 8.2 7.4 3.9 -40 -47
Florida 1.8 3.0 2.6 2.8 4.3 1.0 0.6 0.5 -83 -18
Georgia 1.6 4.3 4.0 4.5 5.2 1.6 1.0 0.4 -78 -63
Hawaii 1.9 3.2 6.2 3.9 5.5 6.1 2.5 2.2 -56 -11
Idaho 1.4 2.2 2.2 1.6 2.0 0.2 0.2 0.2 -88 -22
Illinois 2.5 3.3 5.9 5.6 5.8 2.1 0.8 0.6 -86 -17
Indiana 1.0 1.4 2.9 2.8 3.2 1.7 2.2 1.0 -14 -53
Iowa 1.6 2.3 3.6 3.5 3.5 1.9 1.8 1.8 -43 -1
Kansas 1.6 2.4 2.9 3.1 3.1 1.2 1.7 1.3 -36 -20
Kentucky 2.5 4.0 4.6 4.7 4.9 2.2 1.8 1.4 -60 -19
Louisiana 2.9 5.6 5.0 6.7 5.7 1.7 0.8 0.5 -85 -36
Maine 1.9 3.6 5.4 4.5 4.8 2.5 2.5 3.0 -45 22
Maryland 2.2 3.3 5.0 3.9 4.4 1.5 1.2 1.1 -71 -8
Massachusetts 1.8 3.7 6.1 4.4 4.5 1.6 1.6 1.5 -58 -8
Michigan 2.0 2.9 7.4 7.0 6.2 2.1 2.1 1.8 -60 -18
Minnesota 1.4 2.0 3.3 3.9 3.9 2.3 1.7 1.0 -53 -40
Mississippi 3.6 5.2 6.9 6.9 5.3 1.2 1.2 0.8 -75 -30
Missouri 2.4 3.0 4.0 4.1 4.7 2.3 2.0 1.6 -52 -23
Montana 1.0 1.9 2.4 3.6 3.9 1.4 1.3 0.9 -63 -33
Nebraska 1.1 2.0 2.2 2.7 2.5 1.6 1.9 1.1 -20 -43
Nevada 1.2 2.4 1.5 1.9 2.6 0.8 0.8 1.0 -65 30
New Hampshire 0.7 1.2 2.4 1.5 2.4 1.1 1.1 1.0 -45 -14
New Jersey 1.5 4.0 6.2 4.0 3.9 1.6 1.3 0.9 -63 -28
New Mexico 3.0 5.0 4.1 3.8 6.0 4.0 2.4 2.5 -59 7
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 0.5 -79 -41
North Dakota 1.2 1.7 2.0 2.4 2.2 1.2 1.2 0.7 -45 -40
Ohio 1.8 2.5 4.8 5.8 5.5 2.2 1.6 2.0 -68 25
Oklahoma 3.0 3.7 2.9 3.6 3.7 1.0 0.8 0.5 -75 -32
Oregon 1.6 3.6 3.9 3.1 3.3 1.1 1.2 2.3 -54 87
Pennsylvania 2.6 3.6 5.3 4.4 4.9 2.0 2.1 1.1 -54 -44
Rhode Island 2.7 4.0 5.5 4.6 6.0 4.7 3.2 1.5 -43 -54
South Carolina 1.2 2.0 4.9 3.2 3.4 1.0 1.0 0.9 -68 -11
South Dakota 1.6 2.4 2.9 2.7 2.3 0.9 0.8 0.8 -64 6
Tennessee 2.0 3.3 3.5 4.3 5.2 2.6 3.2 2.5 -34 -22
Texas 0.9 1.9 2.1 3.6 3.9 1.6 0.9 0.4 -73 -53
Utah 2.2 3.1 2.5 2.6 2.3 1.0 0.9 0.6 -52 -39
Vermont 1.4 2.6 4.4 3.9 4.6 2.7 2.0 1.2 -53 -39
Virginia 1.0 1.9 3.1 2.4 2.8 1.1 1.2 1.0 -52 -15
Washington 2.4 3.2 3.7 4.7 5.2 2.8 2.3 2.2 -53 -5
West Virginia 6.4 5.3 4.0 6.2 5.7 1.8 1.7 1.3 -67 -25
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 -1

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/2012/index.html.

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