Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2003. Table FSP 5. Average Number of Food Stamp Recipients by State, Selected Fiscal Years [In thousands]

03/01/2003

                  Percent Change
Fiscal Year 1975 1980 1985 1989 1994 1997 2000 2001 1989-94 1994-01
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, unpublished data from the National Data Bank.
Alabama 365 583 588 436 545 469 396 411 25 -25
Alaska 15 29 22 26 46 45 38 38 76 -17
Arizona 143 196 206 264 512 364 259 291 94 -43
Arkansas 267 301 253 227 283 266 247 256 24 -9
California 1,455 1,493 1,615 1,776 3,155 2,815 1,832 1,668 78 -47
Colorado 150 163 170 211 268 217 156 154 27 -43
Connecticut 155 170 145 114 223 210 165 157 96 -29
Delaware 26 52 40 30 59 54 32 32 99 -46
Dist. of Columbia 122 103 72 58 91 90 81 73 55 -19
Florida 647 912 630 668 1,474 1,192 882 887 121 -40
Georgia 498 627 567 485 830 698 559 574 71 -31
Guam 6 22 20 13 15 18 22 23 21 49
Hawaii 75 102 99 78 115 127 118 108 47 -5
Idaho 39 61 59 61 82 70 58 60 34 -27
Illinois 926 903 1,110 990 1,189 1,020 779 825 20 -31
Indiana 392 353 406 285 518 348 300 347 82 -33
Iowa 115 141 203 168 196 161 123 126 16 -35
Kansas 58 90 119 128 192 149 117 124 50 -35
Kentucky 472 468 560 447 522 444 403 413 17 -21
Louisiana 510 569 644 725 756 575 500 518 4 -31
Maine 126 139 114 84 136 124 102 104 61 -23
Maryland 261 324 287 249 390 354 219 208 57 -47
Massachusetts 365 453 337 314 442 340 232 219 40 -50
Michigan 619 813 985 874 1,031 839 603 641 18 -38
Minnesota 167 171 228 245 318 260 196 198 30 -38
Mississippi 376 496 495 493 511 399 276 298 4 -42
Missouri 300 335 362 404 593 478 423 454 47 -23
Montana 38 43 58 56 71 67 59 62 28 -13
Nebraska 49 66 94 92 111 97 82 81 20 -27
Nevada 32 32 32 41 97 82 61 69 134 -28
New Hampshire 44 50 28 22 62 46 36 36 182 -42
New Jersey 490 605 464 353 545 491 345 318 54 -42
New Mexico 157 185 157 151 244 205 169 163 62 -33
New York 1,291 1,759 1,834 1,463 2,154 1,914 1,439 1,354 47 -37
North Carolina 466 582 474 390 630 586 488 494 61 -22
North Dakota 19 25 33 39 45 38 32 38 17 -17
Ohio 854 865 1,133 1,068 1,245 874 610 641 17 -49
Oklahoma 171 209 263 261 376 322 253 271 44 -28
Oregon 201 197 228 213 286 259 234 284 34 -1
Pennsylvania 848 980 1,032 916 1,208 1,009 777 748 32 -38
Puerto Rico 810 1,864 1,481 1,460 1,410 1,290 1,082 1,070 -3 -24
Rhode Island 86 87 69 57 94 85 74 71 65 -24
South Carolina 410 426 373 272 385 349 295 316 42 -18
South Dakota 33 43 48 50 53 47 43 45 6 -16
Tennessee 397 624 518 500 735 586 496 522 47 -29
Texas 1,133 1,167 1,263 1,634 2,726 2,034 1,333 1,361 67 -50
Utah 46 54 75 95 128 98 82 80 34 -38
Vermont 44 46 44 34 65 53 41 39 90 -40
Virgin Islands 16 34 32 16 20 20 16 13 23 -34
Virginia 257 384 360 333 547 476 336 332 65 -39
Washington 253 248 281 321 468 449 295 309 46 -34
West Virginia 242 209 278 259 321 287 227 221 24 -31
Wisconsin 148 215 363 291 330 232 193 216 13 -35
Wyoming 10 14 27 27 34 29 22 23 25 -34
United States 17,192 21,082 21,380 20,266 28,878 24,148 18,240 18,383 42 -36

 

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