Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 67,562
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 2,188,000
EITC recipients: 2,600,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 66,000
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 278,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 171,943
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 3,496,767
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 920,275
Participants in all Head Start programs: 86,501
Asset poverty rate: 23.8%
Average college graduate debt: $26,250
Unbanked households 10.4%
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 24.3%
Number of Black and Hispanic children below 200% poverty: 2,702,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 37%
Senior poverty rate: 11%
Women in poverty: 16.0%
Children in foster care: 29,625
Number of grandparents raising grandchildren: 673,763
Percent of children in immigrant families: 33%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 36%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 38
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 6.6%
Food insecurity: 18.0%
Minimum Wage: $7.25
Number of Black and Hispanic children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 1,469,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 17%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 30.8%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 37.9%
Poverty rate: 15.9%
Unemployment rate: 4.4%
High school graduation rate: 88%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 80.7%
Percent of college students with debt: 59%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 27.8%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 9%
Home foreclosure rate: 0.89%
Homeless people: 28,495
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 701,993
Percent renters: 37%
Total households: 9,013,582
Justice System
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 4,671
Total incarcerated (prison and jail): 219,100