Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 927
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 16,000
EITC recipients: 39,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 2,300
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 4,999
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 9,897
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 37,493
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 10,783
Participants in all Head Start programs: 2,405
Assets
Asset poverty rate: N/A
Average college graduate debt: $22,683
Unbanked households: 2.4%
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 12.9%
Number of Black and Hispanic children below 200% poverty: N/A
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 30%
Senior poverty rate: 8.5%
Women in poverty: 12.2%
Family
Children in foster care: 1,082
Number of grandparents raising grandchildren: 6,974
Percent of children in immigrant families: 7%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 27%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 29
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 4.0%
Food insecurity: 14.6%
Minimum Wage: $5.15 (federal applies)
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: 11.5%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 18.6%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 24.9%
Poverty rate: 11.3%
Unemployment rate: 5.4%
Education
High school graduation rate: 78.6%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 92.3%
Percent of college students with debt: 46%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 26.2%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 4%
Housing
Home foreclosure rate: 0.66%
Homeless people: 857
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 11,000
Percent renters: 31%
Total households: 223,619
Justice System
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 249
Total incarcerated (prison and jail): 3,887

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

TAX & ASSET-BUILDING POLICY

FAMILY AND WORK SUPPORTS