Massachusetts Food Stamps

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

Massachusetts ranks 36th out of 50 states for lowest percentage of households receiving food stamps at 1.7%. The study is based on a total of 2,585,715 Massachusettsan households who reported whether or not food stamps were received.

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

43,609 households in Massachusetts received food stamps within the last year.

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Massachusetts County Food Stamps Comparison

Massachusetts Food Stamps Received Map

Food Stamps Received By County

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

Applying For Massachusetts Food Stamp Programs

How do I apply for food stamps in Massachusetts?

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

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

Massachusetts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Massachusetts Summer Food Service
Massachusetts Special Milk Program
Massachusetts School Breakfast and Lunch Program
Massachusetts Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Massachusetts Percentage of Households Receiving Food Stamps by City Statistics

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

City Food Stamps Details

Boston

2.4%

Boston ranks 180th of 224 among cities in Massachusetts based on a sample of 263,229 Massachusettsan households in Boston.

Brockton

2.5%

Brockton ranks 185th of 224 among cities in Massachusetts based on a sample of 32,200 Massachusettsan households in Brockton.

Cambridge

1.9%

Cambridge ranks 156th of 224 among cities in Massachusetts based on a sample of 44,234 Massachusettsan households in Cambridge.

Fall River

1.7%

Fall River ranks 144th of 224 among cities in Massachusetts based on a sample of 38,611 Massachusettsan households in Fall River.

Lowell

1.6%

Lowell ranks 137th of 224 among cities in Massachusetts based on a sample of 38,965 Massachusettsan households in Lowell.

Lynn

1.3%

Lynn ranks 106th of 224 among cities in Massachusetts based on a sample of 32,981 Massachusettsan households in Lynn.

New Bedford

2.8%

New Bedford ranks 200th of 224 among cities in Massachusetts based on a sample of 39,491 Massachusettsan households in New Bedford.

Quincy

1.8%

Quincy ranks 148th of 224 among cities in Massachusetts based on a sample of 40,167 Massachusettsan households in Quincy.

Springfield

2.6%

Springfield ranks 197th of 224 among cities in Massachusetts based on a sample of 56,331 Massachusettsan households in Springfield.

Worcester

2.0%

Worcester ranks 160th of 224 among cities in Massachusetts based on a sample of 70,792 Massachusettsan households in Worcester.

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Massachusetts Poverty Rate Statistics

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Massachusetts Poverty Statistics

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Massachusetts Social Security Statistics

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Social Security Payments in Massachusetts

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

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Food Stamps in America

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Benefits in Massachusetts

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

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