Food stamp recipients by state

June 5, 2013 

Food stamp recipients by state

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, helps low-income people buy food. Select a year below to see how much of each state's population was enrolled in the program or select a state to see how its enrollment compares to the national average over the past decade.

17.5% or more
12.5% to 17.49%
7.5% to 12.49%
Less than 7.5%
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Average monthly U.S. enrollment
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Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Census Bureau
Graphic: Danny Dougherty

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