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Characteristics and Financial Circumstances of TANF Recipients, Fiscal Year 2009

Table 21: TANF - Active Cases, Percent Distribution of TANF Adult Recipients 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 21

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES - ACTIVE CASES

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF TANF ADULT RECIPIENTS BY ETHNICITY/RACE
OCTOBER 2008- SEPTEMBER 2009
 
STATE TOTAL
ADULTS
HISPANIC* WHITE AFRICAN-AMERICAN NATIVE
AMERICAN
ASIAN HAWAIIAN MULTI-
RACIAL
UNKNOWN
U.S. Total
973,580
24.2
35.4
34.1
1.4
2.3
0.7
0.9
1.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alabama
10,203
0.8
30.4
68.3
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.3
0.0
Alaska
2,480
4.7
50.9
9.6
19.3
8.5
3.6
3.3
0.0
Arizona
19,351
42.9
31.5
14.9
8.6
1.3
0.4
0.4
0.0
Arkansas
5,135
1.8
37.1
60.3
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.2
0.5
California
294,177
43.7
27.0
20.8
0.6
5.5
0.9
1.4
0.0
Colorado
5,085
16.0
77.0
5.4
0.7
0.3
0.2
0.5
0.0
Connecticut
9,350
37.4
29.1
31.9
0.7
0.6
0.4
0.0
0.0
Delaware
1,907
7.7
27.6
64.2
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.1
0.0
Dist. Of Col. *
4,698
0.0
0.3
99.4
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
Florida
18,551
30.3
22.8
44.4
0.1
0.0
0.1
2.4
0.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georgia
2,895
1.7
15.3
82.1
0.0
0.7
0.0
0.3
0.0
Guam
659
0.5
2.4
0.6
0.0
1.2
93.5
0.0
1.9
Hawaii
6,560
6.1
19.8
1.6
0.1
14.0
39.6
18.8
0.0
Idaho
156
14.2
81.6
3.4
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.6
0.0
Illinois
4,467
9.2
13.7
76.6
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.2
0.0
Indiana
25,441
6.0
62.3
27.9
0.2
2.5
0.1
1.0
0.0
Iowa
12,316
3.4
62.1
14.2
0.5
0.8
0.1
0.8
18.0
Kansas
10,563
9.1
61.2
23.9
2.1
1.1
0.0
0.6
2.0
Kentucky
12,960
1.2
69.7
27.5
0.2
0.7
0.1
0.4
0.1
Louisiana
2,877
2.6
18.4
78.2
0.0
0.5
0.1
0.2
0.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maine
8,126
1.2
91.0
5.2
1.3
0.5
0.1
0.8
0.0
Maryland
12,534
1.7
15.6
80.3
0.2
0.4
0.0
1.8
0.0
Massachusetts
29,533
31.8
43.2
21.6
0.2
1.3
0.1
0.0
1.8
Michigan
42,816
3.2
33.0
62.8
0.2
0.5
0.0
0.3
0.0
Minnesota
11,550
6.4
36.3
40.7
11.0
3.5
0.2
2.0
0.0
Mississippi
5,711
0.4
11.9
87.5
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
Missouri
25,713
1.8
53.4
44.3
0.1
0.3
0.0
0.1
0.0
Montana
2,543
3.3
48.0
0.8
47.1
0.0
0.2
0.7
0.0
Nebraska
3,755
10.1
45.4
37.6
5.0
1.2
0.1
0.7
0.0
Nevada
5,340
21.5
41.2
30.9
1.6
2.9
0.9
1.2
0.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Hampshire
3,406
4.4
90.7
3.6
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.7
0.0
New Jersey
22,551
24.8
16.8
57.1
0.3
0.5
0.0
0.4
0.0
New Mexico
11,840
67.3
22.0
3.7
6.4
0.4
0.1
0.1
0.0
New York
64,580
37.1
16.7
43.9
0.4
1.4
0.0
0.5
0.0
North Carolina
9,174
1.9
29.3
66.0
1.6
1.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
North Dakota
1,483
3.1
31.0
4.0
53.2
0.2
0.0
8.4
0.0
Ohio
52,098
2.5
57.4
39.2
0.1
0.5
0.0
0.3
0.0
Oklahoma
3,365
5.0
44.9
36.3
13.5
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
Oregon
14,386
10.8
74.1
10.2
2.1
1.1
0.3
1.4
0.0
Pennsylvania
27,592
14.2
25.0
58.4
0.3
0.7
0.0
0.0
1.3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puerto Rico
10,369
100.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Rhode Island
6,465
24.6
39.2
12.1
0.4
2.0
0.0
0.0
21.7
South Carolina
12,750
0.7
27.2
71.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.5
0.0
South Dakota
930
2.2
21.0
3.8
71.3
0.0
0.0
1.7
0.0
Tennessee
41,410
0.6
42.1
57.0
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
Texas
14,528
40.4
22.2
35.7
0.3
0.9
0.4
0.0
0.0
Utah
3,390
15.0
73.3
4.8
4.2
1.7
1.0
0.0
0.0
Vermont
1,840
1.7
93.6
3.5
0.1
0.8
0.1
0.2
0.0
Virgin Islands
386
30.5
0.4
68.4
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.6
Virginia
19,955
3.9
28.8
62.9
0.3
0.7
0.4
0.1
2.9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Washington
42,296
11.1
58.3
13.6
4.1
1.1
2.0
0.4
9.5
West Virginia
4,535
0.5
87.7
10.8
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.8
0.0
Wisconsin
6,693
12.6
22.5
60.7
1.2
0.4
0.1
0.3
2.1
Wyoming
108
14.4
74.7
3.8
7.0
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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