Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 88,834
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 519,000
EITC recipients: 657,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 18,400
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 95,987
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 106,387
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: N/A
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 143,730
Participants in all Head Start programs: 19,641
Asset poverty rate: 26.0%
Average college graduate debt: $26,218
Unbanked households: 10.8%
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 23.8%
Number of Black and Hispanic children below 200% poverty: 293,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 44%
Senior poverty rate: 8.9%
Women in poverty: 17.1%
Children in foster care: 7,780
Number of grandparents raising grandchildren: 102,666
Percent of children in immigrant families: 11%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 37%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 31
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 11.0%
Food insecurity: 17.4%
Minimum Wage: No state minimum wage law (federal applies)
Number of Black and Hispanic children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 170,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 9.0%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 28.0%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 36.9%
Poverty rate: 15.8%
Unemployment rate: 4.7%
High school graduation rate: 87.2%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 83.6%
Percent of college students with debt: 60%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 25.7%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 9%
Home foreclosure rate: 0.87%
Homeless people: 8,779
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 200,000
Percent renters: 33%
Total households: 2,556,332
Justice System
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 1,151
Total incarcerated (prison and jail): 54,802