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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
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Peers included in this indicator:
- 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
Prince Edward, VA;