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Food Stamp (SNAP) Statistics


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Food Stamp (SNAP) StatisticsData
Total annual cost of food stamp program$69,800,000,000
Number of Americans using the food stamp (SNAP) program41,170,732
Number of American households receiving food stamps22,318,000
Percent of population on food stamp program14 %
YearTotal Number of People Receiving Food StampsAverage Monthly Benefit
201641,170,732$158.22
201547,838,128$141.09
201446,670,373$133.85
201144,709,000$108.17
200017,194,000$76.62
199020,049,000$58.78
198021,082,000$34.47
19692,878,000$6.63
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 State Food Stamp Participation Rate 
1Mississippi20.8 %
2Tennessee19.9 %
2Oregon19.9 %
4New Mexico19.8 %
5Michigan19.5 %
6Louisiana19.3 %
7Alabama19.1 %
8Kentucky18.8 %
9West Virginia18.5 %
9Maine18.5 %
11Georgia18.1 %
12South Carolina18 %
13Arkansas16.5 %
14Arizona16.4 %
15Florida16.1 %
15Oklahoma16.1 %
17Missouri15.6 %
18Texas15.4 %
19Washington15.5 %
20New York15.4 %
21Rhode Island15.2 %
22Delaware14.7 %
23Vermont14.6 %
24Idaho14.3 %
25Wisconsin14 %
26Illinois13.9 %
26Ohio13.9 %
26North Carolina13.9 %
29Pennsylvania13.4 %
29Indiana13.4 %
31South Dakota12.4 %
31Montana12.4 %
33Massachusetts12.3 %
34Nevada12.1 %
34Iowa12.1 %
36Alaska11.9 %
37Hawaii11.5 %
38Maryland11.4 %
39Virginia10.5 %
39Connecticut10.5 %
41Kansas10.3 %
42Utah10 %
43California9.7 %
44Nebraska9.4 %
45Minnesota9.4 %
45Colorado8.8 %
47North Dakota8.7 %
48New Jersey8.6 %
49New Hampshire8.5 %
50Wyoming6.3 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Department of Agriculture - Food and Nutrition Service
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: August 1, 2016

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