Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Thirteenth Report to Congress. Table TANF 13. Average Number of AFDC/TANF Child Recipients by State: Selected Fiscal Years [In thousands]

03/01/2014

  1965 1970 1980 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2011 Percent Change
1995-00 2000-11
United States 3,242 5,483 7,320 7,755 9,280 4,598 3,818 3,421 3,435 -56 -10
Alabama 62 96 129 93 87 37 37 38 42 -53 11
Alaska 4 6 10 13 24 15 8 6 7 -65 -17
Arizona 31 39 38 87 130 66 73 53 30 -38 -59
Arkansas 23 34 62 51 45 22 14 14 13 -66 -9
California 391 816 932 1,294 1,833 1,163 1,002 1,104 1,145 -44 14
Colorado 33 50 53 69 74 22 28 22 23 -59 -18
Connecticut 43 62 97 81 114 50 37 24 23 -66 -37
Delaware 9 15 22 14 17 9 10 9 10 -38 -1
Dist. of Columbia  16  31  59  34  51  34  32  14  18  -33 -43
Florida 85 160 184 264 432 124 91 86 80 -77 -11
Georgia 54 150 161 206 269 101 74 34 33 -70 -55
Guam 1 1 4 3 5 1 2 3 2 -67 27
Hawaii 10 18 40 29 43 50 21 19 20 -53 -5
Idaho 7 11 14 11 16 2 3 2 3 -83 -4
Illinois 202 283 473 436 478 193 78 55 69 -83 -12
Indiana 36 55 111 105 129 74 102 66 50 -2 -51
Iowa 32 46 69 64 66 36 34 38 37 -43 8
Kansas 28 41 49 52 55 23 31 25 26 -35 -18
Kentucky 58 93 118 117 128 64 56 48 50 -53 -12
Louisiana 79 157 156 199 173 59 31 20 20 -81 -36
Maine 14 26 40 35 38 22 22 25 26 -38 20
Maryland 61 100 145 124 152 56 47 43 44 -66 -5
Massachusetts 71 153 228 168 176 73 72 75 66 -53 -9
Michigan 119 190 460 427 398 153 157 129 124 -56 -21
Minnesota 39 58 91 110 121 81 61 39 41 -47 -34
Mississippi 66 93 128 129 106 27 26 19 18 -73 -30
Missouri 82 106 135 139 175 94 81 64 64 -50 -20
Montana 6 10 13 19 22 9 8 7 6 -59 -26
Nebraska 12 23 25 29 29 20 23 17 16 -18 -31
Nevada 4 9 8 16 29 12 14 20 21 -47 42
New Hampshire 3 7 15 11 18 10 10 9 9 -36 -9
New Jersey 79 209 318 213 213 102 81 56 58 -58 -28
New Mexico 23 39 35 37 67 51 32 37 37 -50 16
New York 380 759 759 658 811 491 343 282 286 -56 -17
North Carolina 83 94 141 152 211 76 54 40 37 -72 -31
North Dakota 6 8 9 10 10 5 5 4 4 -43 -32
Ohio 136 198 348 414 415 180 136 171 164 -64 20
Oklahoma 55 71 65 77 86 28 22 17 16 -70 -26
Oregon 23 52 65 60 71 29 33 54 60 -45 82
Pennsylvania 217 307 432 345 403 184 179 94 108 -51 -40
Puerto Rico 161 166 118 130 114 64 29 24 27 -72 -6
Rhode Island 18 27 36 30 41 34 24 12 11 -38 -56
South Carolina 24 40 109 80 96 32 32 33 32 -64 -2
South Dakota 8 12 15 13 12 5 5 6 6 -57 13
Tennessee 58 99 115 144 190 107 136 116 114 -25 -16
Texas 68 162 225 428 522 252 172 99 97 -65 -44
Utah  16  23 24  31 31  16  17  12  11  -39 -32
Vermont 4 8 14 14 17 10 8 5 5 -49 -34
Virgin Islands 1 2 2 2 3 2 1 1 1 -71 -9
Virginia 35 66 116 104 128 55 61 59 57 -47 -7
Washington 50 76 97 148 184 115 101 118 104 -43 3
West Virginia 80 65 58 68 67 22 22 16 17 -65 -23
Wisconsin 34 60 142 158 146 34 39 40 48 -68 22
Wyoming 3 4 5 9 10 1 0 1 1 -95 5

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

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