Participation in federal programs
Adults and Children receiving welfare (TANF): 18,263
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 478,000
EITC recipients: 562,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 15,400
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 45,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 23,726
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: N/A
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 153,510
Participants in all Head Start programs: 17,520
Assets
Asset poverty rate: 29.5%
Average college graduate debt: $23,384
Unbanked households: 8.5%
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 23.3%
Number of Hispanic children below 200% poverty: 441,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 33%
Senior poverty rate: 9.0%
Women in poverty: 15.8%
Family
Children in foster care: 17,118
Number of households with grandparents responsible for grandchildren under age 18 42,206
Percent of children in immigrant families: 28%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 38%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 24
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 11.0%
Food insecurity: 14.9%
Minimum Wage: $10.50
Number of Hispanic children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment 252,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 10.1%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 26.1%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 29.2%
Poverty rate: 14.9%
Unemployment rate: 4.8%
Education
High school graduation rate: 77.4%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 83.8%
Percent of college graduates with debt: 54%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 28.9%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 9%
Housing
Home foreclosure rate: 0.45%
Homeless people: 8,947
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 225,000
Percent renters: 37%
Total households: 2,522,972
Justice system
Incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents 593
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 717

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