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Characteristics and Financial Circumstances of TANF Recipients, Fiscal Year 2009

Table 25: TANF - Active Cases, Percent Distribution of TANF Adult Recipients by Educational Level, 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 25

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES - ACTIVE CASES

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF TANF ADULT RECIPIENTS BY EDUCATIONAL LEVEL
OCTOBER 2008 - SEPTEMBER 2009
 
STATE TOTAL
ADULTS
NO FORMAL
EDUCATION
YEARS OF EDUCATION UNKNOWN
1 - 6 7 - 9 10 - 11 12 MORE
THAN 12
U.S. Total
973,580
5.3
2.1
7.4
26.9
53.1
4.9
0.4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alabama
10,203
0.5
0.2
9.6
25.8
47.0
16.9
0.0
Alaska
2,480
0.5
2.7
5.7
11.3
79.4
0.4
0.0
Arizona
19,351
2.6
1.5
10.4
16.7
65.8
3.0
0.0
Arkansas
5,135
0.5
0.6
5.9
24.4
53.2
15.3
0.0
California
294,177
5.2
2.4
5.2
35.1
47.5
4.6
0.0
Colorado
5,085
67.1
2.7
5.8
8.0
15.0
1.4
0.0
Connecticut
9,350
0.5
1.8
10.9
26.6
53.9
6.3
0.0
Delaware
1,907
0.1
0.4
5.7
18.0
74.6
1.2
0.0
Dist. Of Col.
4,698
0.0
39.3
8.9
15.5
32.9
3.4
0.0
Florida
18,551
0.0
0.4
7.9
18.5
46.3
4.3
22.6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georgia
2,895
2.8
0.8
9.6
26.5
53.8
6.5
0.0
Guam
659
6.5
1.8
5.7
36.2
46.5
3.2
0.0
Hawaii
6,560
0.0
2.0
5.6
16.3
67.7
8.5
0.0
Idaho
156
27.6
1.1
7.3
21.4
38.1
4.5
0.0
Illinois
4,467
0.0
1.7
3.1
34.9
50.8
9.5
0.0
Indiana
25,441
5.7
1.4
9.7
23.5
56.5
3.1
0.0
Iowa
12,316
9.4
3.0
10.0
16.1
60.3
1.1
0.0
Kansas
10,563
4.7
1.7
7.7
23.7
55.3
6.9
0.0
Kentucky
12,960
3.2
1.8
8.9
21.5
63.5
1.0
0.0
Louisiana
2,877
0.0
1.0
11.7
28.1
58.5
0.7
0.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maine
8,126
0.6
0.6
7.9
19.1
67.8
3.9
0.0
Maryland
12,534
0.1
0.5
9.8
30.1
55.0
4.6
0.0
Massachusetts
29,533
0.4
0.0
6.8
31.2
57.8
3.8
0.0
Michigan
42,816
0.1
0.4
3.5
20.8
73.5
1.8
0.0
Minnesota
11,550
4.4
1.5
7.2
29.4
50.0
7.5
0.0
Mississippi
5,711
0.1
1.0
9.2
26.9
49.4
13.5
0.0
Missouri
25,713
1.2
0.3
10.0
26.6
55.6
6.3
0.0
Montana
2,543
0.0
0.1
6.9
22.8
66.1
4.0
0.0
Nebraska
3,755
0.1
1.1
2.4
14.7
76.8
5.0
0.0
Nevada
5,340
1.4
1.6
7.2
28.4
54.7
6.8
0.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Hampshire
3,406
0.4
0.6
8.1
16.5
66.4
8.1
0.0
New Jersey *
22,551
36.4
0.0
0.0
0.0
57.9
5.7
0.0
New Mexico
11,840
1.3
2.7
5.8
20.8
65.0
4.5
0.0
New York
64,580
3.9
2.4
10.2
35.2
46.0
2.4
0.0
North Carolina
9,174
1.5
0.8
11.6
22.5
58.7
5.0
0.0
North Dakota
1,483
2.6
0.5
5.8
15.5
67.7
7.9
0.0
Ohio
52,098
8.0
0.3
5.7
17.0
63.6
5.4
0.0
Oklahoma
3,365
0.5
0.7
8.9
31.1
50.5
8.3
0.0
Oregon
14,386
1.5
1.3
7.5
24.3
56.9
8.5
0.0
Pennsylvania
27,592
2.0
1.2
7.4
30.6
54.1
4.7
0.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puerto Rico
10,369
0.8
5.1
19.8
17.7
48.1
8.6
0.0
Rhode Island
6,465
0.0
2.2
14.9
27.2
53.7
2.0
0.0
South Carolina
12,750
0.2
0.3
9.3
26.2
62.8
1.3
0.0
South Dakota
930
0.0
1.2
13.0
28.6
56.6
0.6
0.0
Tennessee
41,410
19.6
7.8
11.1
21.6
38.5
1.4
0.0
Texas
14,528
16.6
1.3
8.8
18.3
50.7
4.3
0.0
Utah
3,390
1.3
3.5
6.5
24.7
62.1
1.9
0.0
Vermont
1,840
1.5
1.3
8.3
21.4
63.1
4.4
0.0
Virgin Islands
386
3.5
3.3
23.0
21.4
41.9
6.8
0.0
Virginia
19,955
0.8
0.5
9.5
24.6
61.7
2.8
0.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Washington
42,296
1.8
2.2
9.4
23.3
49.5
13.8
0.0
West Virginia
4,535
0.1
0.5
14.8
27.5
43.6
13.4
0.0
Wisconsin
6,693
0.6
0.2
8.9
32.0
57.7
0.7
0.0
Wyoming
108
0.1
0.7
8.0
13.0
77.6
0.7
0.0

NOTES: '*'=DATA REPORTED IN ERROR
SOURCE: NATIONAL TANF DATAFILE AS OF 8/24/2010

Last Updated on 8/03/2011
By ACF

 

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