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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients by race and ethnicity in New Mexico

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The percentage of total number of adult recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits in New Mexico by race and ethnicity. Data are shown by fiscal year (FY).  For example, there were a total of 6747 and 8321 adult TANF recipients in 2020 and 2021, respectively, for which the respective percentages by race and ethnicity are shown.

Data Source

United States Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Family Assistance; Characteristics and Financial Circumstances of TANF Recipients, report published January 2023.


The data reflect the race and ethnicity categories cited by the Office of Family Assistance: White, Black, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and Multiracial; Hispanics may be of any race.
Total percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

Updated February 2023.

Last Updated

February 2023