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

03/01/2014

  [In thousands] Percent Change
1975 1980 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2011 1995-00 2000-10
United States 17,192 21,082 20,049 26,619 17,194 25,718 40,302 44,709 -35 160
Alabama 365 583 454 525 396 559 805 920 -24 132
Alaska 15 29 25 45 38 56 76 86 -17 129
Arizona 143 196 317 480 259 550 1,018 1,068 -46 312
Arkansas 267 301 235 272 247 374 467 486 -9 97
California 1,455 1,493 1,937 3,175 1,831 1,992 3,239 3,673 -42 101
Colorado 150 163 221 252 156 246 405 453 -38 191
Connecticut 155 170 133 226 165 204 336 379 -27 129
Delaware 26 52 33 57 32 62 113 135 -44 319
Dist. of Columbia 122 103 62 94 81 89 118 135 -14 67
Florida 647 912 781 1,395 882 1,382 2,603 3,075 -37 248
Georgia 498 627 536 816 559 921 1,591 1,780 -31 218
Guam 6 22 12 16 22 27 37 41 35 83
Hawaii 75 102 77 125 118 94 138 160 -5 35
Idaho 39 61 59 80 58 93 194 229 -27 293
Illinois 926 903 1,013 1,151 817 1,158 1,646 1,794 -29 120
Indiana 392 353 311 470 300 556 813 878 -36 192
Iowa 115 141 170 184 123 207 340 374 -33 203
Kansas 58 90 142 184 117 178 270 299 -37 156
Kentucky 472 468 458 520 403 570 778 823 -22 104
Louisiana 510 569 727 711 500 808 826 885 -30 77
Maine 126 139 94 132 102 153 230 248 -23 144
Maryland 261 324 255 399 219 289 561 668 -45 205
Massachusetts 365 453 347 410 232 368 749 814 -43 251
Michigan 619 813 917 971 603 1,048 1,776 1,928 -38 220
Minnesota 167 171 263 308 196 260 430 506 -36 158
Mississippi 376 496 499 480 276 435 576 623 -43 126
Missouri 300 335 431 576 423 766 901 943 -26 123
Montana 38 43 57 71 59 81 114 124 -16 109
Nebraska 49 66 95 105 82 117 163 174 -22 111
Nevada 32 32 50 99 61 122 278 333 -38 447
New Hampshire 44 50 31 58 36 52 104 113 -38 213
New Jersey 490 605 382 551 345 392 622 759 -37 120
New Mexico 157 185 157 239 169 241 357 414 -29 145
New York 1,291 1,759 1,548 2,183 1,439 1,755 2,758 3,000 -34 109
North Carolina 466 582 419 614 488 800 1,346 1,590 -20 226
North Dakota 19 25 39 41 32 42 60 61 -23 91
Ohio 854 865 1,089 1,155 610 1,007 1,607 1,779 -47 192
Oklahoma 171 209 267 375 253 424 582 615 -32 143
Oregon 201 197 216 289 234 429 705 773 -19 230
Pennsylvania 848 980 952 1,173 777 1,043 1,575 1,718 -34 121
Rhode Island 86 87 64 93 74 76 139 160 -21 116
South Carolina 410 426 299 364 295 521 797 844 -19 186
South Dakota 33 43 50 50 43 56 95 102 -14 137
Tennessee 397 624 527 662 496 850 1,224 1,276 -25 157
Texas 1,133 1,167 1,880 2,558 1,333 2,442 3,552 3,977 -48 198
Utah 46 54 99 119 82 133 247 284 -31 247
Vermont 44 46 38 59 41 45 86 92 -31 125
Virgin Islands 16 34 18 23 16 14 20 23 -32 45
Virginia 257 384 346 546 336 488 786 859 -38 156
Washington 253 248 340 476 295 508 956 1,055 -38 257
West Virginia 242 209 262 309 227 262 341 346 -26 52
Wisconsin 148 215 286 320 193 346 715 801 -40 315
Wyoming 10 14 28 34 22 25 35 36 -33 61

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 2011 data published online at www.fns.usda.gov/pd/15SNAPpartPP.htm) and unpublished data from the National Data Bank.

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