California Food Stamps

How does California rank for percentage of homes receiving food stamps?

California ranks 22nd out of 50 states for lowest percentage of households receiving food stamps at 1.5%. The study is based on a total of 12,888,128 Californian households who reported whether or not food stamps were received.

How many California households received food stamps in the past year?

190,899 households in California received food stamps within the last year.

California Food Stamps Received Map

California County Food Stamps Comparison

California Food Stamps Received Map

Food Stamps Received By County

The percentage of households receiving food stamps in California varies by county.

Applying For California Food Stamp Programs

How do I apply for food stamps in California?

There are 5 government food-related benefits that you may apply for as a resident of California.

Want to explore more government assistance programs? Browse all government benefits available to California residents.

CalFresh
California Summer Food Service
California Special Milk Program
California National School Breakfast and Lunch Program
California Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

California Percentage of Households Receiving Food Stamps by City Statistics

How does the percentage of homes receiving food stamps compare across the largest cities in California?

City Food Stamps Details

Anaheim

1.5%

Anaheim ranks 614th of 1018 among cities in California based on a sample of 100,280 Californian households in Anaheim.

Bakersfield

1.5%

Bakersfield ranks 619th of 1018 among cities in California based on a sample of 115,355 Californian households in Bakersfield.

Fresno

1.5%

Fresno ranks 596th of 1018 among cities in California based on a sample of 165,107 Californian households in Fresno.

Long Beach

1.3%

Long Beach ranks 482nd of 1018 among cities in California based on a sample of 165,001 Californian households in Long Beach.

Los Angeles

1.4%

Los Angeles ranks 552nd of 1018 among cities in California based on a sample of 1,364,227 Californian households in Los Angeles.

Oakland

1.6%

Oakland ranks 641st of 1018 among cities in California based on a sample of 159,448 Californian households in Oakland.

Sacramento

1.6%

Sacramento ranks 644th of 1018 among cities in California based on a sample of 181,690 Californian households in Sacramento.

San Diego

1.6%

San Diego ranks 655th of 1018 among cities in California based on a sample of 497,189 Californian households in San Diego.

San Francisco

1.5%

San Francisco ranks 578th of 1018 among cities in California based on a sample of 358,772 Californian households in San Francisco.

San Jose

1.7%

San Jose ranks 672nd of 1018 among cities in California based on a sample of 319,558 Californian households in San Jose.

Research & Reports

California Poverty Rate Statistics

Poverty Rate

USA Poverty Rate Statistics

View Poverty Report

California Poverty Statistics

Which areas have the highest rate of poverty in California? We breakdown the poverty rate by city and county across California and rank communities with the highest and lowest concentrations of residents living below the poverty line.

California Poverty Statistics
California Social Security Statistics

California Social Security

California Social Security Statistics

California Social Security

Social Security Payments in California

How are the Social Security Payments distributed throughout California? We breakdown social security benefits by city and county statewide and rank communities with the most and least social security income per capita.

California Social Security

Food Stamps

USA Food Stamp Statistics.

View Food Stamps Report

Food Stamps in America

Which areas receive the most food stamp public assistance in your state? We breakdown over 3,000 counties nationwide and rank communities with the most and least food and nutrional supplements given to residents.

See Food Stamp Statistics

Benefits in California

2018 California Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for California in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

Poverty In America

Welfare Info