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[Federal Register: March 10, 1994]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Office of Community Services

 

State Median Income Estimates for Four-Person Families (1995 FY); 
Notice of the Fiscal Year (FY) 1995 State Median Income Estimates for 
Use Under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Fiscal Administered by 
the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community 
Services, Division of Energy Assistance

AGENCY: Administration for Children and Families (ACF), DHHS.

ACTION: Notice of estimated state median income for FY 1995.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the estimated median income for four-
person families in each state and the District of Columbia for FY 1995 
(October 1, 1994 to September 30, 1995). This listing of estimated 
state median incomes concerns maximum income levels for households to 
which the states may make payments under the Low Income Home Energy 
Assistance Fiscal (LIHEAP).

EFFECTIVE DATE: The estimates are effective as of October 1, 1994.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leon Litow, Administration for 
Children and Families, HHS, Office of Community Services, Division of 
Energy Assistance, 5th Floor West, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, Telephone: (202) 401-5304.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the provisions of section 2603(7) of 
title XXVI of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (Pub. L. 
97-35, as amended), we are announcing the estimated median income of a 
four-person family for each state, the District of Columbia, and the 
United States for FY 1995 (the period of October 1, 1994, through 
September 30, 1995).
    Section 2605(b)(2)(B)(ii) of the LIHEAP statute provides that 60 
percent of the median income for each state, as annually established by 
the Secretary of Health and Human Services, is one of the income 
criteria that states can use in determining a household's eligibility 
for LIHEAP.
    LIHEAP is currently authorized through the end of Fiscal Year 1995 
by the National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act of 1993, Pub. 
L. 103-43, which was enacted on June 10, 1993.
    Title VII of the Augustus F. Hawkins Human Services Reauthorization 
Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-501), which added a new section 2602(c) to the 
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (title XXVI of Pub. L. 
97-35, as amended), provided that LIHEAP funds would be available for 
obligation on the basis of a new ``Program Year'' of July 1 through 
June 30, rather than on the Federal ``Fiscal Year'' basis of October 1 
to September 30. That change has not yet been implemented by 
appropriations actions, however. The FY 1994 HHS appropriations law 
(Pub. L. 103-112) has provided advance FY 1995 appropriations for 
LIHEAP to cover the nine-month period of October 1, 1994 to June 30, 
1995. However, the President's Budget Request for FY 1995 proposes 
amending the funding level and making it available for the full 12 
month fiscal year of October 1, 1994 to September 30, 1995.
    Estimates of the median income of four-person families for each 
state and the District of Columbia for FY 1995 were developed by the 
Bureau of the Census of the U.S. Department of Commerce, using the most 
recent available income data. In developing the median income estimates 
for FY 1995, the Bureau of the Census used the following three sources 
of data: (1) The March 1993 Current Population Survey; (2) the 1990 
Decennial Census of Population; and (3) 1992 per capita personal income 
estimates, by state, from the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the U.S. 
Department of Commerce.
    For further information on the estimating method and data sources, 
contact Edward Welniak, Chief of the Income Statistics Branch, Housing 
and Household Economic Statistics Division, at the Bureau of the Census 
(301-763-8576).
    A state-by-state listing of median income, and 60 percent of median 
income, for a four-person family for FY 1995 follows. The listing 
describes the method for adjusting median income for families of 
different sizes as specified in 45 CFR 96.85(b), which was published in 
the Federal Register on March 3, 1988 at 53 FR 6824.

    Dated: March 2, 1994.
Donald Sykes,
Director, Office of Community Services.

      Estimated State Median Income for 4-Person Families, by State     
                              [FY 1995\1\]                              
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                                                                60% of  
                                                 Estimated    estimated 
                                                   state        state   
                    States                         median       median  
                                                 income, 4-   income, 4-
                                                   person       person  
                                                families\2\    families 
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Alabama.......................................      $39,659      $23,795
Alaska........................................       49,632       29,779
Arizona.......................................       39,900       23,940
Arkansas......................................       36,682       22,009
California....................................       46,774       28,064
Colorado......................................       45,021       27,013
Connecticut...................................       55,061       33,037
Delaware......................................       50,999       30,599
District of...................................                          
Columbia......................................       45,782       27,469
Florida.......................................       40,925       24,555
Georgia.......................................       42,696       25,618
Hawaii........................................       50,821       30,493
Idaho.........................................       38,844       23,306
Illinois......................................       47,474       28,484
Indiana.......................................       43,674       26,204
Iowa..........................................       41,827       25,096
Kansas........................................       42,285       25,371
Kentucky......................................       38,512       23,107
Louisiana.....................................       38,061       22,837
Maine.........................................       40,924       24,554
Maryland......................................       51,864       31,118
Massachusetts.................................       51,172       30,703
Michigan......................................       45,704       27,422
Minnesota.....................................       46,518       27,911
Mississippi...................................       35,731       21,439
Missouri......................................       41,926       25,156
Montana.......................................       37,174       22,304
Nebraska......................................       42,207       25,324
Nevada........................................       43,472       26,083
New Hampshire.................................       48,385       29,031
New Jersey....................................       55,634       33,380
New Mexico....................................       36,299       21,779
New York......................................       48,039       28,823
North Carolina................................       41,766       25,060
North Dakota..................................       40,179       24,107
Ohio..........................................       43,636       26,182
Oklahoma......................................       37,704       22,622
Oregon........................................       41,558       24,935
Pennsylvania..................................       45,015       27,009
Rhode Island..................................       46,797       28,078
South Carolina................................       40,753       24,452
South Dakota..................................       38,703       23,222
Tennessee.....................................       40,549       24,329
Texas.........................................       40,695       24,417
Utah..........................................       41,505       24,903
Vermont.......................................       43,167       25,900
Virginia......................................       45,492       27,295
Washington....................................       46,327       27,796
West Virginia.................................       37,437       22,462
Wisconsin.....................................       44,444       26,666
Wyoming.......................................       43,126       25,876
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\1\In accordance with 45 CFR 96.85, each state's estimated median income
  for a 4-person family is multiplied by the following percentages to   
  adjust for family size: 52% for one person, 68% for two persons, 84%  
  for three persons, 100% for four persons, 116% for five persons,and   
  132% for six persons. For family sizes greater than six persons, add  
  3% to 132% for each additional family member and multiply the new     
  percentage by the state's estimated median income for a 4-person      
  family.                                                               
\2\Prepared by the Bureau of the Census from the March 1993 Current     
  Population Survey, 1990 Decennial Census of Population and Housing,   
  and 1992 per capita personal income estimates, by state, from the     
  Bureau of Economic Analysis.                                          
                                                                        
Note--FY 1995 covers the period of October 1, 1994 through September 30,
  1995. The estimated median income for 4-person families living in the 
  United States is $44,615 for FY 1995.                                 

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