CFED Scorecard

CFED Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

State Data
Estimated Impacts for Arizona

The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard enables states to compare their performance to other states and the District of Columbia on measures of financial security and household wealth. This report shows the number of people who would be better off if the state performed as well as the best ranked state on 17 key measures.


Financial Assets & Income

Measure
State
Rate
Best
State
Best
Rate
If Arizona performed as well as the best state, there would be:
Income Poverty Rate 16.0% NH 8.8% 176,016 fewer income poor households
Liquid Asset Poverty Rate 45.7% IA 26.2% 459,431 fewer liquid asset poor households
Unbanked Households 12.8% AK 1.9% 277,078 fewer unbanked households
Underbanked Households 17.6% NH 13.9% 188,484 fewer underbanked households
 
Businesses & Jobs

Measure
State
Rate
Best
State
Best
Rate
If Arizona performed as well as the best state, there would be:
Microenterprise Ownership Rate 15.3% FL 21.8% 196,281 more workers owning microenterprises
Small Business Ownership Rate 1.15% MT 2.02% 26,390 more workers owning small businesses
Low-Wage Jobs 25.2% DC 9.6% 384,018 fewer jobs in low-wage occupations
 
Housing & Homeownership

Measure
State
Rate
Best
State
Best
Rate
If Arizona performed as well as the best state, there would be:
Homeownership Rate 61.1% WV 72.2% 268,082 more homeowners
Foreclosure Rate 0.79% ND, WY 0.58% 2,157 fewer home loans in foreclosure
Housing Cost Burden - Homeowners 29.3% ND 16.3% 123,208 fewer cost-burdened homeowners
Housing Cost Burden - Renters 49.6% SD 39.3% 89,655 fewer cost-burdened renters
 
Health

Measure
State
Rate
Best
State
Best
Rate
If Arizona performed as well as the best state, there would be:
Uninsured Rate 16.0% MA 3.8% 680,471 more people with health insurance
Uninsured Low-Income Children 13.7% MA 2.3% 91,083 more low-income children with health insurance
 
Education

Measure
State
Rate
Best
State
Best
Rate
If Arizona performed as well as the best state, there would be:
High School Degree 86.1% AK 92.9% 301,645 more adults with at least a high school degree
Four-Year College Degree 27.6% DC 55.0% 1,216,732 more adults with 4-year college degrees
Student Loan Default Rate 14.5% MA 6.4% 29,099 fewer borrowers defaulting on their student loans
Disconnected Youth 15.2% MN 8.3% 59,196 fewer young adults out of school and unemployed
 

Methodology

Estimates were generated as follows: for each indicator, the rate of the best performing state was multiplied by the appropriate population (households, adults over 25, labor force, etc.) in the remaining states. The difference between the states’ improved performance and actual performance was then calculated. For example, there are 3,000,748 homeowners in Ohio. If the state’s homeownership rate improved to West Virginia’s, there would be 3,315,110 homeowners – an estimated impact of 314,362 additional homeowners.

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