Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 23,119
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 372,000
EITC recipients: 492,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 7,400
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 67,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 72,016
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 603,824
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 119,145
Participants in all Head Start programs: 15,246
Assets
Asset poverty rate: 16.9%
Average college graduate debt: $29,163
Unbanked households: 10.5%
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 26.7%
Number of Black and Hispanic children below 200% poverty: 305,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 42%
Senior poverty rate: 11%
Women in poverty: 19.0%
Family
Children in foster care: 3,188
Number of grandparents raising grandchildren: 111,347
Percent of children in immigrant families: 10%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 43%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 29
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 7.2%
Food insecurity: 14.1%
Minimum Wage: No state minimum wage law (federal applies)
Number of Black children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 158,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 13%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 34.0%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 38.7%
Poverty rate: 16.6%
Unemployment rate: 6.2%
Education
High school graduation rate: 78%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 84.1%
Percent of college students with debt: 59%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 26.3%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 7%
Housing
Home foreclosure rate: 2.05%
Homeless people: 5,057
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 122,717
Percent renters: 31%
Total households: 1,795,715
Justice System
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 726
Total incarcerated (prison and jail): 31,900