Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 1,250
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 16,000
EITC recipients: 36,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 1,900
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 6,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 9,620
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 39,162
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 10,159
Participants in all Head Start programs: 1,885
Assets
Asset poverty rate: N/A
Average college graduate debt: $25,378
Unbanked households: 2.4%
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 10.3%
Number of Black and Hispanic children below 200% poverty: N/A
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 21%
Senior poverty rate: 8.4%
Women in poverty: 12.2%
Family
Children in foster care: 993
Number of households with grandparents responsible for grandchildren under age 18 2,559
Percent of children in immigrant families: 8%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 28%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 26
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 4.0%
Food insecurity: 12.6%
Minimum Wage: $5.15
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: 12.3%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 18.1%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 24.7%
Poverty rate: 11.3%
Unemployment rate: 4.4%
Education
High school graduation rate: 79.3%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 91.7%
Percent of college graduates with debt: 47%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 27.1%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 5%
Housing
Home foreclosure rate: 1.04%
Homeless people: 873
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 11,000
Percent renters: 31%
Total households: 225,796
Justice System
Incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents 408
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 177

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