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Characteristics and Financial Circumstances of TANF Recipients, Fiscal Year 2009

Table 35: TANF - Active Cases, Percent Distribution of TANF Recipient Children 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 35

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES - ACTIVE CASES

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF TANF RECIPIENT CHILDREN BY ETHNICITY/RACE
OCTOBER 2008 - SEPTEMBER 2009
STATE TOTAL
CHILDREN
HISPANIC* WHITE AFRICAN-AMERICAN NATIVE
AMERICAN
ASIAN HAWAIIAN MULTI-
RACIAL
UNKNOWN
U.S. Total
3,067,764
33.5
26.1
33.1
1.2
2.5
0.7
0.0
3.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alabama
32,858
2.6
27.5
68.0
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
1.7
Alaska
5,724
5.2
40.8
10.4
17.0
15.1
3.8
0.0
7.7
Arizona
61,083
59.4
22.0
11.5
5.3
0.7
0.2
0.0
0.9
Arkansas
14,006
5.6
33.9
59.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.8
California
1,044,980
57.6
16.1
18.1
0.5
5.3
0.7
0.0
1.7
Colorado
17,974
39.3
43.8
11.9
1.1
0.7
1.3
0.0
1.9
Connecticut
23,516
40.6
25.4
31.9
0.7
0.9
0.4
0.0
0.0
Delaware
7,437
12.1
23.3
63.8
0.0
0.3
0.1
0.0
0.4
Dist. Of Col. *
14,261
0.0
0.3
99.5
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
Florida
78,815
20.1
26.4
50.3
0.3
0.0
0.1
0.0
2.7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georgia
34,986
4.0
24.4
70.5
0.0
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.8
Guam
2,669
0.2
1.0
0.1
0.0
0.3
96.6
0.0
1.8
Hawaii
14,875
7.5
12.9
1.3
0.1
12.5
40.4
0.0
25.2
Idaho
2,199
20.1
72.3
2.1
3.3
0.1
0.2
0.0
2.0
Illinois
36,180
14.0
19.6
65.4
0.0
0.7
0.0
0.0
0.3
Indiana
75,042
11.3
45.3
39.3
0.0
1.5
0.2
0.0
2.4
Iowa
27,878
8.8
41.9
15.1
0.6
0.6
0.3
0.0
32.7
Kansas
23,153
17.3
49.0
25.6
1.7
0.9
0.0
0.0
5.5
Kentucky
47,277
2.7
72.2
23.8
0.2
0.4
0.2
0.0
0.5
Louisiana
18,956
3.1
15.6
80.1
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maine
16,982
2.1
86.6
6.3
1.7
1.0
0.0
0.0
2.2
Maryland
40,823
3.8
13.8
79.1
0.2
0.3
0.0
0.0
2.8
Massachusetts
62,890
35.9
36.8
20.6
0.3
2.0
0.0
0.0
4.5
Michigan
118,162
5.1
28.6
64.2
0.4
0.8
0.0
0.0
0.8
Minnesota
35,498
14.5
25.1
35.8
9.4
10.3
0.1
0.0
4.9
Mississippi
17,667
1.3
14.4
84.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Missouri
40,308
5.4
48.6
44.5
0.2
0.4
0.1
0.0
0.8
Montana
6,165
4.8
43.3
1.6
48.8
0.0
0.1
0.0
1.4
Nebraska
14,107
22.5
40.2
30.0
5.9
0.8
0.1
0.0
0.5
Nevada
15,912
37.6
26.9
30.4
1.2
1.6
0.6
0.0
1.6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Hampshire
8,727
8.0
86.6
4.1
0.2
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.6
New Jersey
56,239
32.3
13.3
52.8
0.2
0.7
0.0
0.0
0.7
New Mexico
29,540
75.7
15.5
4.0
4.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.1
New York
192,922
42.2
16.6
38.1
0.1
1.0
0.1
0.0
2.0
North Carolina
41,941
12.2
26.3
58.5
2.1
0.7
0.0
0.0
0.2
North Dakota
4,025
5.1
21.7
5.7
51.6
0.1
0.0
0.0
15.8
Ohio
148,468
4.1
49.8
45.0
0.0
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.8
Oklahoma
19,207
13.8
38.9
34.1
12.5
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.5
Oregon
36,874
24.3
58.1
10.5
2.9
1.6
0.5
0.0
2.2
Pennsylvania
88,581
15.0
25.6
55.6
0.1
1.3
0.0
0.0
2.3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puerto Rico
22,179
100.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Rhode Island
13,715
18.1
18.5
8.4
0.4
1.8
0.0
0.0
52.8
South Carolina
30,877
2.8
22.6
70.7
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
3.7
South Dakota
5,184
2.3
14.7
3.1
75.6
0.2
0.1
0.0
4.0
Tennessee
107,380
2.8
38.0
58.5
0.1
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.1
Texas
95,659
63.8
10.9
23.9
0.1
0.5
0.6
0.0
0.2
Utah
10,597
25.9
60.3
6.5
4.2
1.6
1.4
0.0
0.0
Vermont
4,401
0.5
95.2
3.9
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.1
Virgin Islands
964
31.2
0.5
67.3
0.3
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.6
Virginia
50,654
7.2
24.7
62.5
0.2
0.5
0.3
0.0
4.6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Washington
99,179
24.5
39.1
12.0
2.8
0.8
1.2
0.0
19.6
West Virginia
14,970
0.7
86.4
10.6
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
2.1
Wisconsin
32,614
8.9
22.5
50.1
2.1
3.8
0.1
0.0
12.5
Wyoming
482
21.8
64.3
5.0
8.5
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.1

NOTES: '*'= CAN BE OF ANY RACE. '**'=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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