Economy Statistics > Welfare Caseloads > Total recipients (per capita) (most recent) by state

DEFINITION: Total recipients of welfare assistance in 2003. Per capita figures expressed per 100 population.

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Rank   States  Amount 
# 1     District of Columbia: 7.835 per 100 people 
# 2     Guam: 6.397 per 100 people 
# 3     Rhode Island: 3.319 per 100 people 
# 4     Tennessee: 3.026 per 100 people 
# 5     California: 3.005 per 100 people 
# 6     Maine: 2.842 per 100 people 
# 7     Alaska: 2.4 per 100 people 
# 8     West Virginia: 2.283 per 100 people 
# 9     Indiana: 2.241 per 100 people 
# 10     Washington: 2.238 per 100 people 
# 11     New Mexico: 2.23 per 100 people 
# 12     Vermont: 2.044 per 100 people 
# 13     Michigan: 2.001 per 100 people 
# 14     Hawaii: 1.993 per 100 people 
# 15     Montana: 1.932 per 100 people 
# 16     Arizona: 1.875 per 100 people 
# 17     Missouri: 1.872 per 100 people 
# 18     Kentucky: 1.838 per 100 people 
# 19     Minnesota: 1.825 per 100 people 
# 20     New York: 1.771 per 100 people 
# 21     Iowa: 1.743 per 100 people 
# 22     Massachusetts: 1.695 per 100 people 
# 23     Pennsylvania: 1.669 per 100 people 
# 24     Ohio: 1.641 per 100 people 
# 25     Mississippi: 1.547 per 100 people 
# 26     Nebraska: 1.54 per 100 people 
# 27     Delaware: 1.464 per 100 people 
# 28     Texas: 1.459 per 100 people 
# 29     Georgia: 1.455 per 100 people 
# 30     Kansas: 1.424 per 100 people 
# 31     Puerto Rico: 1.394 per 100 people 
# 32     North Dakota: 1.351 per 100 people 
# 33     US Virgin Islands: 1.25 per 100 people 
# 34     Louisiana: 1.241 per 100 people 
# 35     Connecticut: 1.233 per 100 people 
# 36     Oregon: 1.197 per 100 people 
# 37     New Jersey: 1.168 per 100 people 
# 38     New Hampshire: 1.15 per 100 people 
# 39     South Carolina: 1.129 per 100 people 
# 40     Maryland: 1.108 per 100 people 
# 41     Nevada: 1.07 per 100 people 
# 42     Oklahoma: 1.014 per 100 people 
# 43     Alabama: 0.98 per 100 people 
# 44     North Carolina: 0.966 per 100 people 
# 45     Virginia: 0.928 per 100 people 
# 46     Arkansas: 0.913 per 100 people 
# 47     Utah: 0.883 per 100 people 
# 48     Wisconsin: 0.862 per 100 people 
# 49     South Dakota: 0.792 per 100 people 
# 50     Illinois: 0.783 per 100 people 
# 51     Colorado: 0.747 per 100 people 
# 52     Florida: 0.669 per 100 people 
# 53     Idaho: 0.224 per 100 people 
# 54     Wyoming: 0.143 per 100 people 
Weighted average: 1.7 per 100 people  

SOURCE: Administration of Children and Families via StateMaster

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"Welfare Caseloads > Total recipients (per capita) by state", Administration of Children and Families. Retrieved from http://www.StateMaster.com/red/graph/eco_wel_cas_tot_rec_percap-caseloads-total-recipients-per-capita&b_printable=1

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