Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 21,013
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 372,000
EITC recipients: 494,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 7,400
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 56,735
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 53,664
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 635,095
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 107,257
Participants in all Head Start programs: 15,246
Asset poverty rate: 22.6%
Average college graduate debt: $30,387
Unbanked households: 8.9%
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 23.8%
Number of Black and Hispanic children below 200% poverty: 291,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 42%
Senior poverty rate: 8.6%
Women in poverty: 16.6%
Children in foster care: 3,726
Number of grandparents raising grandchildren: 78,521
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: 26
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 11.0%
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: 152,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 10.0%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 30.4%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 38.7%
Poverty rate: 15.3%
Unemployment rate: 4.9%
High school graduation rate: 80.1%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 84.1%
Percent of college students with debt: 60%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 26.8%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 7%
Home foreclosure rate: 1.53%
Homeless people: 5,051
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 147,000
Percent renters: 31%
Total households: 1,877,887
Justice System
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 726
Total incarcerated (prison and jail): 31,272