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  Back Foster Care [nominal, per poor child]
  State 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
  United States 218.0 240.7 262.9 295.2 324.0 321.5 310.2 300.5 286.3 297.1 303.5
  District of Columbia 845.6 852.3 824.0 681.4 744.2 557.8 633.2 352.9 334.8 390.0 440.0
  Alabama 34.9 39.9 36.4 56.7 81.7 76.9 71.4 64.2 58.9 100.9 123.5
  Alaska 492.6 421.3 507.3 511.6 451.2 463.9 666.8 710.5 722.3 577.2 667.7
  Arizona 93.7 104.1 108.2 117.2 99.5 93.3 114.0 159.2 162.2 135.5 137.5
  Arkansas 111.1 139.4 190.1 134.4 118.1 102.7 111.5 101.8 96.6 152.4 160.2
  California 323.4 360.0 447.0 493.0 610.5 674.9 651.3 617.2 624.3 641.2 810.1
  Colorado 257.8 302.5 200.9 278.2 326.3 465.1 270.0 401.4 385.9 391.7 369.6
  Connecticut 564.1 668.4 1,041.6 990.1 566.2 613.2 877.2 810.0 772.3 901.4 631.1
  Delaware 234.2 260.5 338.2 308.5 371.4 324.1 292.2 225.1 187.6 189.2 140.7
  Florida 119.3 128.6 161.7 180.0 163.2 125.6 159.6 168.8 168.3 398.8 164.9
  Georgia 56.3 65.0 75.6 107.0 112.2 58.5 105.9 69.2 99.3 84.2 124.7
  Hawaii 260.1 262.9 319.5 398.5 364.0 369.0 441.2 516.5 589.2 641.6 613.2
  Idaho 93.4 95.6 65.3 56.0 60.6 73.6 91.3 106.4 113.5 103.3 113.4
  Illinois 419.7 482.9 564.0 550.6 587.8 613.6 496.8 400.8 393.2 343.5 344.4
  Indiana 155.3 226.6 148.5 140.1 208.8 183.2 170.5 309.0 179.5 204.4 207.2
  Iowa 176.9 218.5 255.0 216.2 216.1 205.3 234.7 202.1 191.6 205.5 199.7
  Kansas 128.5 299.0 324.6 324.3 237.9 309.0 289.7 247.4 237.2 235.2 99.0
  Kentucky 103.8 114.9 141.9 171.2 178.1 145.3 146.8 142.1 141.0 137.0 138.4
  Louisiana 92.2 84.1 83.0 84.1 115.7 127.8 143.7 143.3 156.6 144.7 131.7
  Maine 356.1 390.1 383.7 398.2 416.1 271.4 144.5 132.3 184.8 279.2 278.7
  Maryland 440.2 517.5 965.3 1,204.5 1,583.8 1,131.4 958.1 876.3 687.5 758.9 685.0
  Massachusetts 329.4 298.5 235.6 269.4 224.9 332.6 332.1 353.9 402.4 363.7 342.3
  Michigan 261.3 293.4 331.4 341.6 347.0 312.1 290.4 227.4 143.6 139.2 160.5
  Minnesota 286.4 322.1 377.8 523.2 649.7 634.7 525.7 595.6 408.7 348.2 282.2
  Mississippi 56.8 35.1 55.9 61.9 47.6 49.8 32.8 29.1 30.3 26.9 21.9
  Missouri 227.7 247.1 203.2 237.9 253.8 242.7 188.2 199.8 187.2 185.9 173.8
  Montana 164.6 96.1 137.2 127.9 129.5 105.7 195.2 183.6 177.7 216.3 191.8
  Nebraska 211.0 246.8 249.3 255.4 291.4 309.3 284.3 309.4 271.3 328.2 235.4
  Nevada 129.3 199.5 170.2 143.9 178.1 256.7 192.7 265.4 235.0 293.5 263.8
  New Hampshire 417.7 276.5 226.0 251.9 452.8 631.7 660.6 752.0 706.7 650.5 811.4
  New Jersey 146.4 154.4 220.6 261.8 349.6 273.6 240.2 265.8 341.7 273.0 229.3
  New Mexico 43.5 55.2 73.3 81.0 75.0 126.1 84.6 93.3 106.1 165.8 184.1
  New York 378.1 388.9 371.7 475.9 468.7 446.4 458.6 360.6 325.0 412.3 437.1
  North Carolina 124.6 125.0 140.3 140.8 138.6 105.2 125.8 124.0 143.9 146.5 140.9
  North Dakota 297.7 274.2 251.6 314.8 349.5 280.7 332.7 314.1 393.7 390.0 370.2
  Ohio 272.8 319.5 308.9 311.5 357.2 418.5 340.6 435.9 359.0 314.5 286.1
  Oklahoma 103.5 100.7 135.3 120.6 92.7 74.0 106.5 137.0 155.1 156.8 157.1
  Oregon 145.6 150.8 150.2 159.5 204.4 215.3 250.9 283.5 280.3 299.2 370.9
  Pennsylvania 426.4 544.3 416.2 632.0 785.8 714.2 759.0 756.8 608.6 424.7 475.7
  Rhode Island 310.3 233.1 244.8 290.8 367.4 357.3 251.4 248.0 264.2 290.1 310.5
  South Carolina 44.8 56.1 47.0 139.0 131.2 67.2 49.3 32.2 45.4 77.4 97.2
  South Dakota 70.3 109.6 158.0 184.1 215.0 177.9 171.2 116.5 116.6 117.9 138.7
  Tennessee 78.3 58.8 72.6 104.4 62.5 55.1 49.9 65.8 65.0 72.3 80.4
  Texas 39.9 40.6 47.6 63.7 85.8 86.1 88.6 99.1 107.0 103.9 109.2
  Utah 254.4 200.5 195.3 211.4 225.1 190.9 176.3 176.9 137.8 142.8 131.5
  Vermont 305.3 351.0 433.6 399.6 426.7 391.4 408.5 471.3 620.9 622.6 675.6
  Virginia 124.9 153.0 204.7 287.8 410.0 458.2 332.7 296.7 302.7 319.2 249.5
  Washington 101.8 124.3 163.4 198.2 250.1 259.9 275.6 277.0 292.9 368.5 441.4
  West Virginia 79.2 91.4 71.9 96.9 237.3 113.3 121.6 91.6 174.5 202.3 151.9
  Wisconsin 392.2 428.1 515.7 423.2 437.9 424.9 444.4 325.4 302.2 224.3 191.5
  Wyoming 176.7 80.3 81.2 87.5 133.5 114.3 114.8 111.6 139.1 120.1 101.9