93.5 percent of Tennessee adults qualified for $1,200 coronavirus relief checks

The share of Tennessee adults eligible to receive $1,200 or more from the coronavirus financial relief plan passed by Congress was 93.5 percent, representing 3,697,213 residents, according to an analysis by 24/7 Wall St.

The $1,200 economic stimulus checks, which the U.S. Treasury Department began issuing April 10, were sent to single adults making less than $75,000 annually. And couples earning less than $150,000 each year received $2,400 checks, plus $500 for each of their dependent children. Individuals with higher earnings received less, based on a formula used to help Americans facing economic insecurity due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

In Tennessee , the average per-capita income is $29,284, with the poverty rate in the state estimated at 15.3 percent, according to 24/7 Wall St. The state’s July unemployment rate was projected to reach 15.8 percent, the financial services website reported.

Generally, those states where a higher percentage of adults receive the full coronavirus stimulus amount have more lower-income households, the analysis states. Many of these states were dealing with poor economic conditions even before the COVID-19 health emergency began, according to 24/7 Wall St.

Number of People Receiving $1,200 COVID-19 Checks by State

State % of Adults Eligible for Stimulus Checks # of Adults Eligible for Stimulus Checks Per Capita Income Poverty Rate Projected Jobless Rate for July 2020
Alabama 95.4% 2,774,091 $27,525 16.8% 14.5%
Alaska 93% 379,389 $35,735 10.9% 17.8%
Arizona 87.3% 3,638,130 $30,530 14% 15.4%
Arkansas 93.6% 1,632,544 $26,626 17.2% 15.3%
California 78.3% 18,649,688 $37,124 12.8% 15.6%
Colorado 88.4% 2,812,210 $38,057 9.6% 14.1%
Connecticut 84.7% 1,784,775 $44,026 10.4% 14.8%
Delaware 90.2% 518,784 $33,745 12.5% 16.8%
Florida 86.4% 11,152,974 $31,359 13.6% 15.5%
Georgia 89.4% 5,460,553 $31,187 14.3% 14.9%
Hawaii 87.5% 781,295 $35,255 8.8% 17.8%
Idaho 93.1% 944,035 $27,816 11.8% 14%
Illinois 86.7% 6,418,887 $35,801 12.1% 15.6%
Indiana 93.8% 3,563,960 $29,369 13.1% 15%
Iowa 93.2% 1,618,130 $31,559 11.2% 14.2%
Kansas 91.9% 1,487,466 $31,456 12% 14.7%
Kentucky 95.2% 2,449,104 $27,823 16.9% 16.3%
Louisiana 94.6% 2,498,151 $27,274 18.6% 18%
Maine 95.7% 723,727 $32,095 11.6% 15.7%
Maryland 85.1% 3,063,148 $41,522 9% 13.9%
Massachusetts 84.3% 3,324,474 $43,349 10% 15.1%
Michigan 93.6% 5,407,952 $31,508 14.1% 15.2%
Minnesota 90.8% 2,837,704 $37,192 9.6% 15%
Mississippi 96.5% 1,663,851 $24,160 19.7% 17.5%
Missouri 94.9% 3,294,553 $30,498 13.2% 15.7%
Montana 96.5% 571,406 $30,680 13% 16.3%
Nebraska 91.9% 968,916 $31,771 11% 15.1%
Nevada 83.7% 1,462,204 $31,604 12.9% 19.7%
New Hampshire 93.1% 749,682 $39,521 7.6% 15%
New Jersey 81.9% 4,497,924 $42,815 9.5% 15.6%
New Mexico 90.7% 1,075,691 $26,529 19.5% 16.2%
New York 83.1% 9,439,317 $38,884 13.6% 1640.0%
North Carolina 90.8% 5,484,666 $30,737 14% 15.5%
North Dakota 93.1% 367,102 $34,848 10.7% 15.6%
Ohio 94.5% 6,244,889 $31,293 13.9% 16.4%
Oklahoma 92.8% 2,087,995 $28,011 15.6% 14.7%
Oregon 89.4% 2,127,760 $34,058 12.6% 15.5%
Pennsylvania 92.7% 6,923,325 $33,960 12.2% 16.6%
Rhode Island 89.4% 543,658 $34,999 12.9% 15.4%
South Carolina 94.9% 2,828,616 $28,957 15.3% 15%
South Dakota 96.9% 456,440 $29,953 13.1% 15.8%
Tennessee 93.5% 3,697,213 $29,284 15.3% 15.8%
Texas 82.3% 13,773,871 $30,641 14.9% 15.2%
Utah 90.5% 1,642,281 $29,756 9% 14.8%
Vermont 95.0% 318,178 $33,956 11% 15%
Virginia 87.4% 4,341,048 $38,900 10.7% 14%
Washington 86% 3,717,760 $39,119 10.3% 15.2%
West Virginia 97.8% 1,029,202 $26,179 17.8% 16.3%
Wisconsin 93.9% 3,066,598 $33,032 11% 15.6%
Wyoming 95.6% 300,410 $33,522 11.1% 16.3%

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

This article was first published by The Center Square.



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