Asset poverty rate: 25.2%
Average college graduate debt: $24,709
Unbanked households: 5.4%
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 9%
Food insecurity: 12.6%
Minimum wage: $12.15
Number of Black or African American children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: N/A
Number of Hispanic or Latino children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 225,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 11.3%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 22%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 31.9%
Poverty rate: 13.5%
Unemployment rate: 4.8%
High school graduation rate: 78.7%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 86.8%
Percent of college graduates with debt: 49%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 29.7%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 8%
Children in foster care: 13,330
Number of households with grandparents responsible for grandchildren under age 18: 182,158
Percent of children in immigrant families: 28%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 37%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 19%
Home foreclosure rate: 0.32%
People experiencing homelessness: 10,979
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 220,000
Percent renters: 36%
Total housing units: 3,082,000
Justice system
Incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents: 558
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 606
Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 16,305
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 389,000
EITC recipients: 564,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 19,100
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 51,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 24,589
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: N/A
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 141,707
Participants in all Head Start programs: 16,574
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 19%
Number of Asian and Pacific Islander children below 200% poverty: 12,000
Number of Black or African American children below 200% poverty: N/A
Number of Hispanic or Latino children below 200% poverty: 405,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 29%
Senior poverty rate: 9%
Women in poverty: 14.4%

State governments play a significant role in developing policies that help support low-income families. Below is a list of some key Arizona policies and a link to an organization that tracks the issue.

Tax & Asset-Building Policy

Family and Work Supports