Food Stamps in America

USA National Food Stamps County Comparison

How Many Receive Food Assistance?

What percentage of households receive food stamps in the United States?

Received Food Stamps

The percentage of households receiving food stamps in the United States is 1.7%.

In the United States, 1.7% of households received food stamps in the past year.

Food Stamp Statistics By State

Rank State Percent Receiving Food Stamps

1st

Maine

1.1%

2nd

Alaska

1.2%

3rd

Vermont

1.2%

4th

West Virginia

1.2%

5th

Utah

1.2%

6th

New Mexico

1.3%

7th

New Hampshire

1.3%

8th

Indiana

1.3%

9th

South Dakota

1.3%

10th

Nebraska

1.3%

11th

Nevada

1.4%

12th

Texas

1.4%

13th

Rhode Island

1.4%

14th

Wisconsin

1.4%

15th

Wyoming

1.4%

16th

Colorado

1.4%

17th

New Jersey

1.4%

18th

Louisiana

1.4%

19th

Kansas

1.4%

20th

Connecticut

1.4%

21st

Ohio

1.5%

22nd

California

1.5%

23rd

Mississippi

1.5%

24th

Tennessee

1.5%

25th

Oregon

1.5%

26th

Minnesota

1.5%

27th

Illinois

1.5%

28th

North Dakota

1.6%

29th

Hawaii

1.6%

30th

North Carolina

1.6%

31st

Washington

1.6%

32nd

Kentucky

1.6%

33rd

Idaho

1.6%

34th

Montana

1.6%

35th

Arkansas

1.7%

36th

Massachusetts

1.7%

37th

Iowa

1.7%

38th

Pennsylvania

1.7%

39th

Virginia

1.7%

40th

Missouri

1.7%

41st

Arizona

1.7%

42nd

Georgia

1.7%

43rd

Michigan

1.8%

44th

New York

2.0%

45th

South Carolina

2.1%

46th

Oklahoma

2.1%

47th

Maryland

2.2%

48th

Florida

2.3%

49th

Alabama

2.9%

50th

Delaware

2.9%

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