Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Fourteenth Report to Congress. Table SNAP 6. Food Stamp/SNAP Recipiency Rates by State: Selected Fiscal Years

09/22/2015

[In percent]

 

1975

1980

1990

1995

2000

2005

2010

2013

Percent Change

1995-05

2005-13

United States

7.6

8.4

8.0

10.0

6.1

8.7

13.0

15.0

-39

147

Alabama

9.9

14.9

11.2

12.2

8.9

12.2

16.8

18.9

-27

113

Alaska

4.0

7.1

4.5

7.5

6.0

8.3

10.7

12.4

-21

107

Arizona

6.3

7.1

8.6

10.8

5.0

9.4

15.9

16.8

-54

234

Arkansas

12.4

13.1

10.0

10.7

9.2

13.4

16.0

17.1

-14

85

California

6.8

6.3

6.5

10.0

5.4

5.6

8.7

10.8

-46

101

Colorado

5.8

5.6

6.7

6.6

3.6

5.3

8.0

9.6

-45

168

Connecticut

5.0

5.5

4.0

6.8

4.8

5.8

9.4

11.8

-29

144

Delaware

4.5

8.7

5.0

7.8

4.1

7.3

12.5

16.5

-48

303

Dist. of Columbia

17.2

16.1

10.3

16.2

14.1

15.3

19.6

22.4

-13

59

Florida

7.6

9.3

6.0

9.6

5.5

7.7

13.8

18.2

-43

231

Georgia

9.8

11.4

8.2

11.1

6.8

10.3

16.4

19.5

-39

187

Hawaii

8.4

10.6

6.9

10.4

9.7

7.2

10.1

13.5

-7

38

Idaho

4.6

6.4

5.8

6.8

4.5

6.5

12.4

14.1

-34

214

Illinois

8.2

7.9

8.8

9.6

6.6

9.2

12.8

15.8

-31

141

Indiana

7.3

6.4

5.6

8.0

4.9

8.9

12.5

14.1

-39

186

Iowa

4.0

4.8

6.1

6.4

4.2

7.0

11.2

13.6

-34

223

Kansas

2.5

3.8

5.7

7.1

4.3

6.5

9.4

11.0

-39

153

Kentucky

13.6

12.8

12.4

13.4

10.0

13.6

17.9

19.8

-26

99

Louisiana

13.1

13.5

17.2

16.2

11.2

17.7

18.2

20.3

-31

82

Maine

11.8

12.3

7.6

10.6

8.0

11.6

17.3

18.7

-25

136

Maryland

6.3

7.7

5.3

7.9

4.1

5.2

9.7

13.0

-48

215

Massachusetts

6.3

7.9

5.8

6.7

3.6

5.7

11.4

13.3

-45

264

Michigan

6.8

8.8

9.8

10.0

6.1

10.4

18.0

17.9

-40

196

Minnesota

4.2

4.2

6.0

6.6

4.0

5.1

8.1

10.2

-40

157

Mississippi

15.7

19.6

19.4

17.6

9.7

15.0

19.4

22.4

-45

131

Missouri

6.2

6.8

8.4

10.7

7.5

13.2

15.0

15.4

-29

104

Montana

5.1

5.5

7.1

8.1

6.6

8.6

11.5

12.7

-19

93

Nebraska

3.2

4.2

6.0

6.3

4.8

6.7

8.9

9.6

-24

100

Nevada

5.2

4.0

4.1

6.2

3.0

5.0

10.3

12.9

-52

329

New Hampshire

5.3

5.4

2.7

5.0

2.9

4.0

7.9

8.8

-42

202

New Jersey

6.7

8.2

4.9

6.8

4.1

4.5

7.1

9.8

-40

141

New Mexico

13.5

14.1

10.3

13.9

9.3

12.5

17.3

21.1

-33

127

New York

7.2

10.0

8.6

11.8

7.6

9.2

14.2

16.1

-36

113

North Carolina

8.4

9.9

6.3

8.4

6.0

9.2

14.1

17.3

-28

186

North Dakota

2.9

3.9

6.1

6.4

5.0

6.5

8.9

7.9

-22

59

Ohio

7.9

8.0

10.0

10.3

5.4

8.8

13.9

15.8

-48

194

Oklahoma

6.2

6.9

8.5

11.3

7.3

12.0

15.5

16.2

-35

120

Oregon

8.6

7.5

7.6

9.1

6.8

11.9

18.4

20.8

-25

205

Pennsylvania

7.1

8.3

8.0

9.6

6.3

8.4

12.4

14.0

-34

121

Rhode Island

9.2

9.1

6.4

9.2

7.1

7.1

13.2

17.1

-23

142

South Carolina

14.1

13.6

8.5

9.7

7.3

12.2

17.2

18.3

-24

150

South Dakota

4.8

6.2

7.2

6.8

5.7

7.2

11.7

12.3

-17

117

Tennessee

9.3

13.6

10.8

12.4

8.7

14.2

19.3

20.7

-30

138

Texas

9.0

8.1

11.0

13.5

6.4

10.7

14.1

15.3

-53

140

Utah

3.7

3.7

5.7

5.9

3.6

5.4

8.9

8.7

-38

138

Vermont

9.1

8.9

6.8

10.1

6.7

7.3

13.7

16.1

-33

141

Virginia

5.1

7.2

5.6

8.2

4.7

6.4

9.8

11.4

-42

141

Washington

7.0

6.0

6.9

8.7

5.0

8.1

14.2

16.0

-43

220

West Virginia

13.1

10.7

14.6

16.9

12.6

14.4

18.4

18.9

-26

51

Wisconsin

3.2

4.6

5.8

6.2

3.6

6.2

12.6

14.9

-42

315

Wyoming

2.7

3.0

6.2

6.9

4.5

5.0

6.2

6.5

-34

44

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 and the denominator is the Census Bureau’s estimate of state population.

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Office of Food and Nutrition Service, (2000 to 2013 data published online at http://www.fns.usda.gov/pd/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap and data from the U.S. Census Bureau (population by state available online at http://www.census.gov).

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