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Characteristics and Financial Circumstances of TANF Recipients, Fiscal Year 2009

Table 8: TANF - Active Cases, Percent Distribution of TANF Families by Ethnicity/Race, October 2008 - September 2009

Published: August 24, 2010
Audience:
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Topics:
Data Collection and Reporting, Characteristic and Financial Circumstances of TANF Recipients
Types:
Data Document

TABLE 8

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES - ACTIVE CASES

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF TANF FAMILIES BY ETHNICITY/RACE
OCTOBER 2008 - SEPTEMBER 2009
 
STATE TOTAL
FAMILIES
HISPANIC* WHITE AFRICAN-AMERICAN NATIVE
AMERICAN
ASIAN HAWAIIAN MULTI-
RACIAL
UNKNOWN
U.S. Total
1,726,560
28.8
31.2
33.3
1.3
2.1
0.6
1.8
1.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alabama
18,442
1.9
30.7
66.3
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.9
0.0
Alaska
3,033
5.4
51.3
10.9
16.1
7.9
3.8
4.7
0.0
Arizona
37,861
55.7
25.3
11.8
6.2
0.5
0.2
0.4
0.0
Arkansas
8,463
4.0
36.8
58.2
0.1
0.2
0.2
0.4
0.3
California
532,907
51.0
19.9
19.2
0.6
4.8
0.7
3.7
0.1
Colorado
9,275
27.6
61.3
8.3
1.1
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.0
Connecticut
16,723
37.8
28.0
32.5
0.7
0.7
0.3
0.0
0.0
Delaware
4,511
10.5
28.0
60.9
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.2
0.0
Dist. Of Col. **
7,955
0.0
0.4
99.4
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
Florida
55,090
18.9
31.2
46.6
0.2
0.0
0.2
2.9
0.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georgia
21,087
3.5
25.5
70.2
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.6
0.0
Guam
1,077
0.3
1.3
0.3
0.0
0.8
95.3
0.0
2.0
Hawaii
8,307
5.6
17.0
1.3
0.2
14.6
39.4
21.9
0.0
Idaho
1,591
17.8
74.4
2.2
3.3
0.1
0.2
1.9
0.0
Illinois
19,611
12.1
22.6
64.2
0.0
0.6
0.1
0.3
0.0
Indiana
39,989
9.1
51.4
36.7
0.1
1.1
0.1
1.6
0.0
Iowa
16,154
6.7
57.8
15.0
0.6
0.7
0.2
1.5
17.5
Kansas
13,122
12.5
56.5
25.0
1.9
0.9
0.0
1.4
1.8
Kentucky
29,473
1.9
75.1
22.3
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.3
0.1
Louisiana
10,201
2.9
18.2
78.0
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.5
0.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maine
10,609
1.2
90.4
4.8
1.7
0.7
0.0
1.2
0.0
Maryland
22,425
3.3
17.0
77.1
0.2
0.5
0.0
1.9
0.0
Massachusetts
47,313
33.7
40.7
21.0
0.3
1.9
0.0
0.0
2.3
Michigan
62,230
4.9
34.2
59.7
0.3
0.5
0.0
0.3
0.0
Minnesota
21,772
11.9
31.5
35.6
10.3
7.6
0.2
2.8
0.0
Mississippi
11,322
0.9
15.3
83.6
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
Missouri
34,953
3.6
52.0
43.6
0.1
0.4
0.1
0.2
0.0
Montana
3,445
3.7
48.5
1.5
45.3
0.0
0.1
0.9
0.0
Nebraska
7,379
20.4
44.1
27.9
5.7
0.9
0.1
0.7
0.0
Nevada
8,332
31.0
32.5
31.2
1.5
2.0
0.6
1.0
0.1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Hampshire
5,569
5.4
90.2
3.3
0.3
0.2
0.0
0.6
0.0
New Jersey
32,547
29.0
16.1
53.1
0.4
0.9
0.0
0.5
0.0
New Mexico
16,100
72.4
18.7
3.6
4.9
0.3
0.0
0.1
0.0
New York
116,693
38.3
18.7
40.3
0.2
1.1
0.1
1.3
0.0
North Carolina
25,680
9.0
29.6
58.6
2.2
0.5
0.0
0.1
0.0
North Dakota
2,151
3.2
28.8
4.4
53.3
0.1
0.0
10.1
0.0
Ohio
90,057
3.6
52.3
43.1
0.0
0.3
0.0
0.5
0.0
Oklahoma
8,738
10.6
44.2
33.0
11.9
0.0
0.0
0.4
0.0
Oregon
21,427
17.6
66.4
9.0
3.0
1.3
0.5
1.4
0.8
Pennsylvania
48,029
14.9
28.8
53.2
0.2
1.1
0.0
0.0
1.8
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puerto Rico
12,179
100.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Rhode Island
8,420
24.3
34.1
11.4
0.5
2.0
0.0
0.0
27.7
South Carolina
17,085
2.0
27.2
69.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
1.2
0.0
South Dakota
2,976
2.2
17.3
2.9
73.7
0.2
0.0
3.7
0.0
Tennessee
58,138
2.2
43.5
53.6
0.1
0.3
0.0
0.1
0.0
Texas
48,635
57.5
15.6
25.5
0.1
0.5
0.3
0.3
0.1
Utah
5,944
22.1
66.3
5.1
4.2
1.4
1.0
0.0
0.0
Vermont
2,867
1.1
95.0
3.1
0.0
0.5
0.0
0.2
0.0
Virgin Islands
469
30.8
0.7
67.4
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.5
Virginia
31,906
6.1
28.7
61.4
0.2
0.6
0.5
0.1
2.5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Washington
58,536
19.0
50.0
12.0
4.1
1.1
1.5
0.6
11.7
West Virginia
9,192
0.5
88.4
9.8
0.1
0.0
0.0
1.2
0.0
Wisconsin
18,278
9.8
28.7
49.8
2.5
3.0
0.2
1.6
4.4
Wyoming
293
18.4
67.0
5.1
9.6
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

NOTES: '*'= CAN BE OF ANY RACE. '**'=DATA REPORTED IN ERROR
SOURCE: NATIONAL TANF DATAFILE AS OF 8/24/2010

 

 

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