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 1.6%.

In the United States, 1.6% 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

Vermont

1.2%

3rd

New Mexico

1.2%

4th

Alaska

1.2%

5th

New Hampshire

1.2%

6th

Utah

1.2%

7th

West Virginia

1.2%

8th

Nebraska

1.2%

9th

Indiana

1.2%

10th

Rhode Island

1.2%

11th

South Dakota

1.3%

12th

New Jersey

1.3%

13th

Texas

1.3%

14th

Wisconsin

1.3%

15th

Kansas

1.3%

16th

Nevada

1.4%

17th

Colorado

1.4%

18th

Connecticut

1.4%

19th

Wyoming

1.4%

20th

Louisiana

1.4%

21st

Minnesota

1.4%

22nd

California

1.4%

23rd

Ohio

1.4%

24th

Mississippi

1.4%

25th

Montana

1.4%

26th

Illinois

1.4%

27th

Oregon

1.5%

28th

North Carolina

1.5%

29th

Arkansas

1.5%

30th

Hawaii

1.5%

31st

Tennessee

1.5%

32nd

Iowa

1.5%

33rd

Kentucky

1.5%

34th

North Dakota

1.5%

35th

Massachusetts

1.6%

36th

Washington

1.6%

37th

Virginia

1.6%

38th

Pennsylvania

1.6%

39th

Missouri

1.6%

40th

Idaho

1.7%

41st

Arizona

1.7%

42nd

Michigan

1.8%

43rd

Georgia

1.8%

44th

New York

1.9%

45th

Oklahoma

2.0%

46th

South Carolina

2.0%

47th

Maryland

2.2%

48th

Florida

2.3%

49th

Alabama

2.6%

50th

Delaware

2.7%

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