Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 144,087
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 710,000
EITC recipients: 936,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 53,800
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 192,516
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 398,488
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 1,383,571
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 237,205
Participants in all Head Start programs: 41,073
Asset poverty rate: 23.8%
Average college graduate debt: $34,538
Unbanked households: 4.7%
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 19.0%
Number of Black and Hispanic children below 200% poverty: 427,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 35%
Senior poverty rate: 7.8%
Women in poverty: 14.0%
Children in foster care: 16,049
Number of grandparents raising grandchildren: 158,051
Percent of children in immigrant families: 12%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 35%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 18
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 9.0%
Food insecurity: 11.9%
Minimum Wage: $7.25
Number of Black and Hispanic children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 320,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 5.6%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 23.7%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 27.3%
Poverty rate: 12.9%
Unemployment rate: 5.6%
High school graduation rate: 85.3%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 88.4%
Percent of college students with debt: 71%
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: 7%
Home foreclosure rate: 1.87%
Homeless people: 15,339
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 393,000
Percent renters: 31%
Total households: 4,937,771
Justice System
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 3,075
Total incarcerated (prison and jail): 86,298