In 2010, 44,671 Whites and 66,830 African-Americans were on WIC in Mississippi. 60% of WIC recipients in Mississippi are African-American. $66.8 million dollars was spent on WIC in Mississippi in 2010.
In Mississippi, 11,322 families were on TANF in 2009. 83.6% of those families were African-American. In 2010, $105.6 million was spent on TANF in Mississippi.
In 2009, there were 754,333 total Medicaid beneficiaries in Mississippi. In 2010, the federal government spent $4.1 billion dollars on Medicaid in Mississippi. 67% of non-elderly Medicaid recipients in Mississippi are African-American. 35% of African-Americans in Mississippi are on Medicaid.
Note: Mississippi is first among the states in non-taxpayers. 45% of people in Mississippi pay nothing in income taxes. 42% of African-Americans and 15% of Whites in Mississippi are poor.