Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Fourteenth Report to Congress. Table SNAP 5. Average Number of Food Stamp/SNAP Recipients by State: Selected Fiscal Years

09/22/2015

 

[In thousands]

Percent Change

 

1975

1980

1990

1995

2000

2005

2010

2013

1995-05

2005-13

United States

17,192

21,082

20,049

26,619

17,194

25,718

40,302

47,636

-3

85

Alabama

365

583

454

525

396

559

805

915

6

64

Alaska

15

29

25

45

38

56

76

91

22

64

Arizona

143

196

317

480

259

550

1,018

1,111

15

102

Arkansas

267

301

235

272

247

374

467

505

37

35

California

1,455

1,493

1,937

3,175

1,831

1,992

3,239

4,159

-37

109

Colorado

150

163

221

252

156

246

405

508

-2

107

Connecticut

155

170

133

226

165

204

336

425

-10

108

Delaware

26

52

33

57

32

62

113

153

8

149

Dist. of Columbia

122

103

62

94

81

89

118

145

-6

63

Florida

647

912

781

1,395

882

1,382

2,603

3,556

-1

157

Georgia

498

627

536

816

559

921

1,591

1,948

13

111

Guam

6

22

12

16

22

27

37

46

66

67

Hawaii

75

102

77

125

118

94

138

189

-25

102

Idaho

39

61

59

80

58

93

194

227

16

143

Illinois

926

903

1,013

1,151

817

1,158

1,646

2,040

1

76

Indiana

392

353

311

470

300

556

813

926

18

66

Iowa

115

141

170

184

123

207

340

420

12

103

Kansas

58

90

142

184

117

178

270

317

-4

78

Kentucky

472

468

458

520

403

570

778

872

10

53

Louisiana

510

569

727

711

500

808

826

940

14

16

Maine

126

139

94

132

102

153

230

249

16

63

Maryland

261

324

255

399

219

289

561

771

-28

167

Massachusetts

365

453

347

410

232

368

749

888

-10

141

Michigan

619

813

917

971

603

1,048

1,776

1,776

8

69

Minnesota

167

171

263

308

196

260

430

553

-16

113

Mississippi

376

496

499

480

276

435

576

669

-9

54

Missouri

300

335

431

576

423

766

901

930

33

21

Montana

38

43

57

71

59

81

114

129

14

59

Nebraska

49

66

95

105

82

117

163

180

12

53

Nevada

32

32

50

99

61

122

278

361

24

197

New Hampshire

44

50

31

58

36

52

104

117

-10

124

New Jersey

490

605

382

551

345

392

622

876

-29

123

New Mexico

157

185

157

239

169

241

357

440

1

83

New York

1,291

1,759

1,548

2,183

1,439

1,755

2,758

3,170

-20

81

North Carolina

466

582

419

614

488

800

1,346

1,704

30

113

North Dakota

19

25

39

41

32

42

60

57

2

34

Ohio

854

865

1,089

1,155

610

1,007

1,607

1,825

-13

81

Oklahoma

171

209

267

375

253

424

582

622

13

47

Oregon

201

197

216

289

234

429

705

818

49

90

Pennsylvania

848

980

952

1,173

777

1,043

1,575

1,785

-11

71

Rhode Island

86

87

64

93

74

76

139

180

-19

136

South Carolina

410

426

299

364

295

521

797

876

43

68

South Dakota

33

43

50

50

43

56

95

104

12

85

Tennessee

397

624

527

662

496

850

1,224

1,342

28

58

Texas

1,133

1,167

1,880

2,558

1,333

2,442

3,552

4,042

-5

66

Utah

46

54

99

119

82

133

247

252

12

89

Vermont

44

46

38

59

41

45

86

101

-24

122

Virgin Islands

16

34

18

23

16

14

20

27

-41

102

Virginia

257

384

346

546

336

488

786

941

-11

93

Washington

253

248

340

476

295

508

956

1,113

7

119

West Virginia

242

209

262

309

227

262

341

351

-15

34

Wisconsin

148

215

286

320

193

346

715

857

8

148

Wyoming

10

14

28

34

22

25

35

38

-24

49

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 2013 data published online at www.fns.usda.gov/pd/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap) and unpublished data from the National Data Bank.

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