Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 4,737
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 41,000
EITC recipients: 73,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 4,000
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 23,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 32,082
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 90,933
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 13,064
Participants in all Head Start programs: 1,563
Asset poverty rate: 23.10%
Average college graduate debt: $35,143
Unbanked households: 1.8%
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 7.4%
Number of Black and Hispanic children below 200% poverty: N/A
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 18%
Senior poverty rate: 5.8%
Women in poverty: 8.6%
Children in foster care: 1,220
Number of households with grandparents responsible for grandchildren under age 18 5,478
Percent of children in immigrant families: 11%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 29%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 9
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 3.0%
Food insecurity: 9.0%
Minimum Wage: $7.25
Number of Black and Hispanic children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: N/A
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 5.8%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 19.4%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 16.1%
Poverty rate: 7.7%
Unemployment rate: 2.9%
High school graduation rate: 88.1%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 90.9%
Percent of college graduates with debt: 74%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 36.6%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 5%
Home foreclosure rate: 0.73%
Homeless people: 1,456
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 30,000
Percent renters: 29%
Total households: 528,700
Justice System
Incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents 219
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 69

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

Tax & Asset-Building Policy

Family and Work Supports