Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2009-2013. Table SNAP 5. Average Number of SNAP Recipients by State: Selected Fiscal Years [In thousands]

04/01/2013

  1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2009 Percent Change
1995-00 2000-09
Alabama 365 583 588 454 525 396 559 679 -22 71
Alaska 15 29 22 25 45 38 56 64 -19 72
Arizona 143 196 206 317 480 259 550 814 -39 214
Arkansas 267 301 253 235 272 247 374 411 -10 67
California 1,455 1,493 1,615 1,937 3,175 1,831 1,992 2,670 -42 46
Colorado 150 163 170 221 252 156 246 319 -36 105
Connecticut 155 170 145 133 226 165 204 258 -26 56
Delaware 26 52 40 33 57 32 62 91 -44 182
Dist. of Columbia 122 103 72 62 94 81 89 103 -13 28
Florida 647 912 630 781 1,395 882 1,382 1,952 -36 121
Georgia 498 627 567 536 816 559 921 1,286 -29 130
Guam 6 22 20 12 16 22 27 32 26 42
Hawaii 75 102 99 77 125 118 94 115 -9 -3
Idaho 39 61 59 59 80 58 93 136 -27 134
Illinois 926 903 1,110 1,013 1,151 817 1,158 1,462 -26 79
Indiana 392 353 406 311 470 300 556 707 -23 135
Iowa 115 141 203 170 184 123 207 295 -30 139
Kansas 58 90 119 142 184 117 178 219 -32 88
Kentucky 472 468 560 458 520 403 570 702 -17 74
Louisiana 510 569 644 727 711 500 808 724 -25 45
Maine 126 139 114 94 132 102 153 201 -22 98
Maryland 261 324 287 255 399 219 289 454 -41 107
Massachusetts 365 453 337 347 410 232 368 628 -38 171
Michigan 619 813 985 917 971 603 1,048 1,450 -36 141
Minnesota 167 171 228 263 308 196 260 345 -33 76
Mississippi 376 496 495 499 480 276 435 506 -40 83
Missouri 300 335 362 431 576 423 766 801 -24 89
Montana 38 43 58 57 71 59 81 92 -16 55
Nebraska 49 66 94 95 105 82 117 134 -19 62
Nevada 32 32 32 50 99 61 122 200 -37 228
New Hampshire 44 50 28 31 58 36 52 79 -31 118
New Jersey 490 605 464 382 551 345 392 500 -36 45
New Mexico 157 185 157 157 239 169 241 291 -28 72
New York 1,291 1,759 1,834 1,548 2,183 1,439 1,755 2,323 -31 61
North Carolina 466 582 474 419 614 488 800 1,137 -23 133
North Dakota 19 25 33 39 41 32 42 53 -20 67
Ohio 854 865 1,133 1,089 1,155 610 1,007 1,357 -42 123
Oklahoma 171 209 263 267 375 253 424 473 -28 87
Oregon 201 197 228 216 289 234 429 581 -19 148
Pennsylvania 848 980 1,032 952 1,173 777 1,043 1,338 -31 72
Rhode Island 86 87 69 64 93 74 76 102 -18 38
South Carolina 410 426 373 299 364 295 521 688 -18 133
South Dakota 33 43 48 50 50 43 56 74 -12 73
Tennessee 397 624 518 527 662 496 850 1,072 -22 116
Texas 1,133 1,167 1,263 1,880 2,558 1,333 2,442 3,003 -44 125
Utah 46 54 75 99 119 82 133 185 -26 126
Vermont 44 46 44 38 59 41 45 72 -28 77
Virgin Islands 16 34 32 18 23 16 14 16 -49 4
Virginia 257 384 360 346 546 336 488 652 -37 94
Washington 253 248 281 340 476 295 508 761 -38 158
West Virginia 242 209 278 262 309 227 262 306 -24 35
Wisconsin 148 215 363 286 320 193 346 548 -32 184
Wyoming 10 14 27 28 34 22 25 27 -32 19
United States 17,192 21,082 19,899 20,049 26,619 17,194 25,718 33,490 -33 95
 
Note: The totals for 1975 and 1980 include recipients in Puerto Rico of 810 thousand and 1.86 million respectively.
 
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (2000 to 2009 data published online at www.fns.usda.gov/pd/15SNAPpartPP.htm and are subject to revision) and unpublished data from the National Data Bank.

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