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Households with Public Assistance

Shows the proportion of households receiving public assistance income. Public assistance income provides cash payments to poor families or individuals and includes Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and General Assistance (GA). TANF replaced Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC) in 1997 through the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, often referred to as “welfare reform.”

Measurement Period: 2011-2015
Value: 2.77

County

2.77

State

2.6

National

HP 2020

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  • 1.2
  • 4.2
  • 6.259

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Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2011-2015 2.76685
    2010-2014 2.32996
    2011-2013 2.87
    2009-2013 2.52999
    2010-2012 2.53837
    2008-2012 2.41347
    2008-2010 2.47944
    2006-2010 2.29374
    2007-2009 1.88028
    2005-2009 2.44575
    2006-2008 2.28904
    2005-2007 2.29008
    2000 3.01399

Peer Counties

  • Peers included in this indicator: Somerset, MD; Northampton, NC; Perquimans, NC; Warren, NC; Meigs, OH; Hardin, TN; Johnson, TN; Aransas, TX; Camp, TX;

  • 2.77
    • 2
    • 3
    • 3.8
  • Peer counties are those counties similar in population composition and selected demographics. Of the peer counties, only the ones that have data for the same indicator/time frame have been included.

    This county has 22 peer counties

    Peer counties (counties and county-like geographic areas) in stratum number 73 were stratified on the basis of the following factors: Frontier Status, Population Size, Poverty, Age, Population Density

    All Peer Counties for Somerset

    Adair, KY; Clinton, KY; Hart, KY; Mason, KY; Russell, KY; Somerset, MD; Northampton, NC; Perquimans, NC; Warren, NC; Meigs, OH; Hardin, TN; Johnson, TN; Aransas, TX; Camp, TX; Lee, VA; Northampton, VA; Nottoway, VA; Prince Edward, VA; Barbour, WV; Lewis, WV; Taylor, WV; Upshur, WV; Wetzel, WV;

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