food stamp recipient statistics

Food Stamp Statistics

Food Stamp (SNAP) Statistics Data
Total annual cost of food stamp program $69,800,000,000
Number of Americans using the food stamp program 41,170,732
Percent of population on food stamp program 14 %
Year Total Number of People Receiving Food Stamps Average Monthly Benefit
2014 46,670,373 $133.85
2011 44,709,000 $133.85
2000 17,194,000 $76.62
1990 20,049,000 $58.78
1980 21,082,000 $34.47
1969 2,878,000 $6.63
  State Food Stamp Participation Rate  
1 Mississippi 20.8 %
2 Tennessee 19.9 %
2 Oregon 19.9 %
4 New Mexico 19.8 %
5 Michigan 19.5 %
6 Louisiana 19.3 %
7 Alabama 19.1 %
8 Kentucky 18.8 %
9 West Virginia 18.5 %
9 Maine 18.5 %
11 Georgia 18.1 %
12 South Carolina 18 %
13 Arkansas 16.5 %
14 Arizona 16.4 %
15 Florida 16.1 %
15 Oklahoma 16.1 %
17 Missouri 15.6 %
18 Texas 15.4 %
19 Washington 15.5 %
20 New York 15.4 %
21 Rhode Island 15.2 %
22 Delaware 14.7 %
23 Vermont 14.6 %
24 Idaho 14.3 %
25 Wisconsin 14 %
26 Illinois 13.9 %
26 Ohio 13.9 %
26 North Carolina 13.9 %
29 Pennsylvania 13.4 %
29 Indiana 13.4 %
31 South Dakota 12.4 %
31 Montana 12.4 %
33 Massachusetts 12.3 %
34 Nevada 12.1 %
34 Iowa 12.1 %
36 Alaska 11.9 %
37 Hawaii 11.5 %
38 Maryland 11.4 %
39 Virginia 10.5 %
39 Connecticut 10.5 %
41 Kansas 10.3 %
42 Utah 10 %
43 California 9.7 %
44 Nebraska 9.4 %
45 Minnesota 9.4 %
45 Colorado 8.8 %
47 North Dakota 8.7 %
48 New Jersey 8.6 %
49 New Hampshire 8.5 %
50 Wyoming 6.3 %
Statistic & Data References
Source: Department of Agriculture - Food and Nutrition Service
Date research was conducted: January 13th, 2016