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Home > Advocacy State Fact Sheets for 2004 > State Fact Sheets for 2001

 
 

NEW HAMPSHIRE'S CHILDREN 2001

State Population (1999)1    1,201,134
State Population for Children Under 18 (1999)2    304,436
State Poverty Rate (1999)3     7.7%
State Poverty Rate for Children Under 18 (1999)4   8.1%

CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

  • In 1998, 8,974 children were reported as abused or neglected and referred for investigation in New Hampshire, a rate of 30.1 per 1,000 children in the population.6  
  • In 1998, 1,159 children were substantiated or indicated as abused or neglected in New Hampshire, a rate of 3.9 per 1,000 children in the population. Of every 1,000 children in the population, 2.6 children were known to be neglected, 1.1 were physically abused, and 1.1 were sexually abused.7  
  • In 1998, one child died as a result of abuse or neglect.8  
  • In 1998, 51 children were legally adopted through the public child welfare agency in New Hampshire.11  
  • During 1998, $70,175,522, or $59.22 per capita, was spent on the public child welfare system, including federal, state, and local resources. Nationwide, $57.75 per capita was spent.12  

CHILD CARE, HEALTH, AND EDUCATION

  • In 1999, 1,425 of New Hampshire children were served by Head Start.13  
  • In New Hampshire, 84% of high school seniors graduated in 1998.14  
  • An estimated 27,956 children in New Hampshire are uninsured. Of these, 72% are potentially eligible for Medicaid, SCHIP, and other state-sponsored programs, but they are not enrolled.15   In 1997, 20% of births were paid for by Medicaid.16  
  • In 1998, the rate of births to teen mothers was 27.1 for every 1,000 girls ages 15 to 19.17  
  • Through June 2000, 472 adults and adolescents, as well as 4 children under the age of 13, in New Hampshire were living with HIV/AIDS.18  
  • In New Hampshire, an estimated 66,363 residents need alcohol and/or substance abuse treatment.19  

JUVENILE VIOLENCE AND DETENTION

  • In 1998, 9 young people ages 0 to 19 were killed by firearms in New Hampshire. Of those, 9 were determined to have committed suicide.20  
  • In 1999, 4,801 juveniles were arrested in New Hampshire. Of these arrests, 70 were for a violent crime, and 17 were for possession of a weapon.21  
  • In 1997, 186 juvenile offenders were in residential placement in New Hampshire.22  

INCOME SUPPORT

  • The total number of TANF recipients in New Hampshire decreased 40% from 22,937 in August 1996 to 13,862 in June 2000. The number of families receiving TANF decreased 40% to 5,791.23  
  • In 2000, a family of three receiving only TANF and Food Stamp benefits in New Hampshire was 23%24, 25   below the federal poverty guideline of $14,150.26  
  • In 1999, 63% of child support cases in New Hampshire received some sort of support.27  
  • In 1999, the fair market rent for a two-bedroom apartment in New Hampshire was $683,28   77% of the average monthly income for a worker earning the minimum wage,29   and 77% of the maximum monthly TANF cash assistance grant plus Food Stamps for a family of three.30, 31  
For additional child welfare statistics, references, and pertinent notes, please visit CWLA's National Data Analysis System at http://ndas.cwla.org.

REFERENCES

  1. U.S. Bureau of the Census. (2000). Statistical abstract of the United States: 1999. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing office.
  2. Ibid.
  3. U.S. Bureau of the Census. (2000). Annual demographic survey March supplement: Poverty status by state and ten large metropolitan areas in 1999. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing office.
  4. Ibid.
  5. Ibid.
  6. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau. (2000). Child maltreatment 1998: Reports from the states to the national child abuse and neglect data system. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing office.
  7. Ibid.
  8. Ibid.
  9. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau. (2000) Unpublished AFCARS data.
  10. Ibid.
  11. Ibid.
  12. Bess, R., Leos-Urbel, J., & Geen, R. (2001). The cost of protecting vulnerable children II: What has changed since 1996? Assessing the New Federalism occasional Paper No. 46. Washington, DC: The Urban Institute. Calculations by CWLA.
  13. U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth, and Families. (2000). Head Start statistical fact sheet. [online]. Available: www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs. Washington, DC: Author.
  14. U. S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (1997). Public school student, staff, and graduate counts by state, school year 1997-1998. [online]. Available: www.nces.ed.gov. Calculation by National Library of Education.
  15. Tang, S., Yudkowsky, B., & Siston, A. (2001). Children's Health Insurance Status and Public Program Participation. State Reports, 1999 and 2001 Estimates. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.
  16. Tang, S., Siston, A., & Yudkowsky, B. (September 2000). Medicaid State Reports - FY 1998. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.
  17. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. (2000). Fact sheet: National teen pregnancy and birth data. [online]. Available: www.teenpregnancy.org
  18. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2000). HIV/AIDS surveillance report. Vol.12, No.1. Washington, DC: Author
  19. National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors. (1999). Alcohol and other drug treatment needs. [online]. Available: www.nasadad.org.
  20. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics, unpublished tabulations, Table III: Deaths from 282 selected causes. Calculations by Children's Defense Fund.
  21. U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation. (2000). Crime in the United States: 1999. Washington, DC: Author
  22. Sickmund, M., & Wan, Yi-chun. (1999). Census of juveniles in residential placement: 1997 databook. [online]. Available: www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org/ojstatbb/cjrp97/openpage.asp.
  23. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. (2000). Change in welfare caseloads since enactment of new welfare law. [online]. Available: www.acf.dhhs.gov/news/stats/aug-dec.htm and case-fam.htm.
  24. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. (2000). Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program: Third annual report to Congress. Washington, DC: Author. Calculations by CWLA.
  25. Food Research and Action Center. (2001). Federal food programs: Food Stamp Program-Monthly allotments and deductions october 1999 - September 2000. [online]. Available: www.frac.org/html/federal_food_programs/programs/fsp_limits.html. Calculations by CWLA.
  26. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2000). Annual update of the HHS poverty guidelines. Washington, DC: Author.
  27. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, office of Child Support Enforcement. (2000). Child support enforcement FY 1999 preliminary data report. Washington, DC: Author. Calculations by CWLA.
  28. National Low Income Housing Coalition. (1999). Estimated state metro FMR's and related characteristics. (1999). Washington, DC: Author.
  29. U.S. Department of Labor (2001). The minimum wage [online]. Available: www.dol.gov/dol/esa/public/minwage/main.htm. Calculations by CWLA.
  30. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. (1999). TANF report to Congress: Work-related provisions of state TANF plans. Washington, DC: Author. Calculations by CWLA.
  31. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food, and Consumer Service. (1999). Food stamp program monthly allotments and deductions. Washington, DC: Author. Calculations by CWLA.

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