Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2003. Table FSP 6.Food Stamp Recipiency Rates by State, Selected Fiscal Years [In percent]

03/01/2003

                  Percent Change
  1975 1980 1985 1989 1994 1997 2000 2001 1989-94 1994-01
Note: Recipiency rate refers to the average monthly number of food stamp recipients in each State during the particular fiscal year expressed as a percent of the total resident population as of July 1 of that year. The numerator is from Table FSP 5.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, unpublished data from the National Data Bank and U.S. Bureau of the Census, (Resident population by state available online at http://www.census.gov/population/estimates/state/).
Alabama 9.9 14.9 14.8 10.8 12.9 10.9 8.9 9.2 19 -29
Alaska 4.0 7.1 4.1 4.8 7.6 7.4 6.0 6.0 60 -22
Arizona 6.3 7.1 6.5 7.3 12.3 8.0 5.0 5.5 69 -56
Arkansas 12.4 13.1 10.9 9.7 11.5 10.5 9.2 9.5 19 -17
California 6.8 6.3 6.1 6.1 10.1 8.7 5.4 4.8 66 -52
Colorado 5.8 5.6 5.3 6.5 7.3 5.6 3.6 3.5 14 -53
Connecticut 5.0 5.5 4.5 3.5 6.8 6.4 4.8 4.6 97 -33
Delaware 4.5 8.7 6.5 4.5 8.4 7.3 4.1 4.0 85 -52
Dist. of Columbia 17.2 16.1 11.4 9.4 16.1 17.1 14.1 12.8 71 -20
Florida 7.6 9.3 5.5 5.3 10.6 8.1 5.5 5.4 100 -49
Georgia 9.8 11.4 9.5 7.6 11.8 9.3 6.8 6.8 56 -42
Hawaii 8.4 10.6 9.5 7.1 9.8 10.7 9.7 8.8 37 -10
Idaho 4.6 6.4 5.9 6.1 7.2 5.8 4.5 4.5 17 -37
Illinois 8.2 7.9 9.7 8.7 10.1 8.5 6.3 6.6 16 -35
Indiana 7.3 6.4 7.4 5.2 9.0 5.9 4.9 5.7 75 -37
Iowa 4.0 4.8 7.2 6.1 6.9 5.6 4.2 4.3 14 -38
Kansas 2.5 3.8 4.9 5.2 7.5 5.7 4.3 4.6 44 -38
Kentucky 13.6 12.8 15.2 12.1 13.7 11.4 10.0 10.1 13 -26
Louisiana 13.1 13.5 14.6 17.0 17.6 13.2 11.2 11.6 3 -34
Maine 11.8 12.3 9.8 6.9 11.0 9.9 8.0 8.1 59 -26
Maryland 6.3 7.7 6.5 5.3 7.8 7.0 4.1 3.9 49 -51
Massachusetts 6.3 7.9 5.7 5.2 7.3 5.6 3.6 3.4 40 -53
Michigan 6.8 8.8 10.8 9.4 10.8 8.6 6.1 6.4 14 -40
Minnesota 4.2 4.2 5.5 5.7 7.0 5.6 4.0 4.0 23 -43
Mississippi 15.7 19.6 19.1 19.1 19.2 14.6 9.7 10.4 0 -46
Missouri 6.2 6.8 7.2 7.9 11.2 8.8 7.6 8.1 42 -28
Montana 5.1 5.5 7.1 7.0 8.3 7.6 6.6 6.8 20 -18
Nebraska 3.2 4.2 5.9 5.9 6.8 5.9 4.8 4.7 17 -31
Nevada 5.2 4.0 3.4 3.6 6.6 4.9 3.0 3.3 83 -50
New Hampshire 5.3 5.4 2.8 2.0 5.4 3.9 2.9 2.8 174 -48
New Jersey 6.7 8.2 6.1 4.6 6.9 6.1 4.1 3.7 51 -46
New Mexico 13.5 14.1 10.9 10.0 14.8 11.9 9.3 8.9 47 -40
New York 7.2 10.0 10.3 8.1 11.9 10.5 7.6 7.1 46 -40
North Carolina 8.4 9.9 7.6 5.9 8.9 7.9 6.0 6.0 50 -33
North Dakota 2.9 3.9 4.9 6.0 7.1 5.9 5.0 5.9 19 -16
Ohio 7.9 8.0 10.6 9.9 11.2 7.8 5.4 5.6 14 -50
Oklahoma 6.2 6.9 8.0 8.3 11.6 9.7 7.3 7.8 40 -33
Oregon 8.6 7.5 8.5 7.6 9.3 8.0 6.8 8.2 21 -12
Pennsylvania 7.1 8.3 8.8 7.7 10.0 8.4 6.3 6.1 30 -39
Rhode Island 9.2 9.1 7.2 5.7 9.4 8.6 7.1 6.7 66 -29
South Carolina 14.1 13.6 11.3 7.9 10.5 9.2 7.3 7.8 34 -26
South Dakota 4.8 6.2 6.9 7.2 7.4 6.4 5.7 5.9 2 -20
Tennessee 9.3 13.6 11.0 10.3 14.2 10.9 8.7 9.1 38 -36
Texas 9.0 8.1 7.8 9.7 14.9 10.5 6.4 6.4 53 -57
Utah 3.7 3.7 4.6 5.6 6.6 4.8 3.7 3.5 19 -47
Vermont 9.1 8.9 8.2 6.1 11.2 9.0 6.7 6.3 83 -43
Virginia 5.1 7.2 6.3 5.4 8.4 7.1 4.7 4.6 54 -45
Washington 7.0 6.0 6.4 6.8 8.8 8.0 5.0 5.1 30 -41
West Virginia 13.1 10.7 14.6 14.3 17.7 15.8 12.6 12.3 23 -30
Wisconsin 3.2 4.6 7.6 6.0 6.5 4.5 3.6 4.0 8 -38
Wyoming 2.7 3.0 5.4 6.0 7.2 6.0 4.5 4.6 20 -36
United States 7.6 8.4 8.3 7.6 10.5 8.5 6.1 6.1 39 -43

 

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