Social Services Data

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The tables below feature social service data for the City of Davis and County of Yolo as of September 2017. When interpreting the data, it is important to understand several factors.

Since the City is home to the University of California, Davis, college students living off campus likely skew the numbers. For example, the City’s poverty rate of 28.8% is nearly 10% higher than the County’s poverty rate of 19.9%. Yet, when using methodology suggested by the U.S. Census Bureau to calculate non-student poverty, the City’s rate falls to 10.32%. The reduction suggests that student poverty heavily contributes to the overall rate. This also means that while a community’s poverty rate generally serves as a good indicator for social service program eligibility, it may not be an accurate indicator for the City of Davis.

Another factor is how the City’s large student population affects enrollment rates. For example, there are myriad stipulations limiting student eligibility for CalFresh, which is the State’s supplemental nutrition assistance program. This coupled with an inflated poverty rate partly explains the City’s low enrollment rates when compared to the County.

City of Davis—Data as of September 2017 Number Percent
Population 68,111  
Poverty Rate 18,579 28.8%
Medi-Cal Enrollment Rate 7,733 11%
CalFresh Enrollment Rate 2,352 3%
CalWORKs Enrollment Rate 283 persons;
129 families
>1%
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Enrollment Rate 515 >1%

 

County of Yolo—Data as of September 2017 Number Percent
Population 215,802  
Poverty Rate 199,363 19.9%
Medi-Cal Enrollment Rate 53,449 25%
CalFresh Enrollment Rate 18,695 9%
CalWORKs Enrollment Rate 3,621 persons;
1,476 families
2%
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Enrollment Rate 5,418 3%

Sources:
U.S. Census Bureau, 2016
Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency, September 2017