Food Stamps Recipients By State 2017

In this post, we are going to provide detailed information on food stamps recipients by state, 2017. Food stamps statistics for 2018 will be published soon.

Before we get into the data, we first want to explain what the food stamps program is about and how it works.

To see the complete list of food stamps recipients by state, scroll down and select the state you are interested in.

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The Food Stamps Program

The food stamps program, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is a federal program that helps millions of low-income Americans put food on the table.

It is the largest program working to fight hunger in America.

Food stamps benefits are delivered monthly through electronic debit (EBT) cards, which they are used to purchase an approved list of groceries at one of the more than 238,000 authorized retailers nationwide.

How does the Food Stamps Program Work?

The program is funded by the federal government and is administered by the states. Each state has considerable discretion to adapt the program to best meet the needs of its residents.

Who is eligible to receive Food Stamps?

The food stamps program is targeted towards the most at-risk citizens, predominantly serving households with children, elderly or disabled members.

Nearly half of all food stamps participants are children.

Federal eligibility for food stamps is limited to people with gross incomes up to 130% of the federal poverty line.

This means a family of four can make no more than $2,633 a month to receive benefits.

Able-bodied adults without dependents can only receive three months of benefits during any three-year period if they’re not working a minimum of 20 hours per week or participating in a training program.

Food Stamps Recipients By State 2017

Below is a detailed list of the number of people on food stamps in 2017, by state. Scroll down to locate the state you are interested in.

You can compare the state by state information with the United States average (see below) to determine states that are above or below the national average for food stamps program participation.

This information will include the following:

  • Number of People on Food Stamps in each state
  • Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in each state
  • How Much People Get in Food Stamps in each state
  • Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group
  • Poverty Statistics in each state

Please click on the state you are interested in to view that state’s information:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

United States Total

How Many People in the United States are on Food Stamps?

  • United States Population (2017) – 325.7 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in the United States – 42,000,000
  • Percentage of People in the United States on Food Stamps – 13% of the total population (1 in 8)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in the United States in 2017 – $70 Billion

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in the United States

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 68%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 33%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 44%

Alabama

How Many People in Alabama are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Alabama Population (2017) – 4.875 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Alabama – 804,000
  • Percentage of People in Alabama on Food Stamps – 17% of the state population (1 in 6)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Alabama in 2017 – $1.16 Billion

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Alabama

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 73%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or have disabilities – 35%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 45%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Alabama

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $120
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.32

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Alabama

  • All Households – $254
  • Households with children – $399
  • Working households – $307
  • Households with seniors – $103
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $202

Poverty in Alabama

  • 16.9% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 24.6% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 9.9% of the elderly lived below the poverty line.

Alaska

How Many People in Alaska are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Alaska Population (2017) – 739,786
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Alaska – 89,000
  • Percentage of People in Alaska on Food Stamps – 12% of the state population (1 in 8)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Alaska in 2017 – $191.44 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Alaska

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 71%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 24%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 46%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Alaska

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $179
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.96

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Alaska

  • All Households – $410
  • Households with children – $687
  • Working households – $582
  • Households with seniors – $205
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $240

Poverty in Alaska

  • 11.1% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 14.9% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 7.4% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Arizona

How Many People in Arizona are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Arizona Population (2017) – 7.049 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Arizona – 919,000
  • Percentage of People in Arizona on Food Stamps – 13% of the state population (1 in 8)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Arizona in 2017 – $1.34 billion

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Arizona

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 72%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 22%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 50%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Arizona

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $121
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.33

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Arizona

  • All Households – $274
  • Households with children – $422
  • Working households – $326
  • Households with seniors – $121
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $175

Poverty in Arizona

  • 14.9% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 20.8% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 9% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Arkansas

How Many People in Arkansas are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Arkansas Population (2017) – 3.003 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Arkansas – 388,000
  • Percentage of People in Arkansas on Food Stamps – 13% of the state population (1 in 8)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Arkansas in 2017 – $510.1 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Arkansas

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 76%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 37%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 43%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Arkansas

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $110
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.20

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Arkansas

  • All Households – $250
  • Households with children – $397
  • Working households – $329
  • Households with seniors – $73
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $171

Poverty in Arkansas

  • 16.4% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 22.5% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 10.2% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

California

How Many People in California are on Food Stamps?

  • State of California Population (2017) – 39.4 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in California – 4,112,000
  • Percentage of People in California on Food Stamps – 10% of the state population (1 in 10)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in California in 2017 – $6.73 billion

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in California

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 73%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 11%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 48%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in California

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $136
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.49

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – California

  • All Households – $272
  • Households with children – $371
  • Working households – $274
  • Households with seniors – $137
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $133

Poverty in California

  • 13.3% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 18.1% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 10.2% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Colorado

How Many People in Colorado are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Colorado Population (2017) – 5.616 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Colorado – 459,000
  • Percentage of People in Colorado on Food Stamps – 8% of the state population (1 in 12)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Colorado in 2017 – $701.95 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Colorado

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 70%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 28%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 42%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Colorado

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $127
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.39

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Colorado

  • All Households – $257
  • Households with children – $422
  • Working households – $318
  • Households with seniors – $121
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $161

Poverty in Colorado

  • 10.3% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 12% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 7.8% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Connecticut 

How Many People in Connecticut are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Connecticut Population (2017) – 3.574 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Connecticut – 410,000
  • Percentage of People in Connecticut on Food Stamps – 11% of the state population (1 in 9)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Connecticut in 2017 – $653.08 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Connecticut

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 55%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 40%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 43%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Connecticut

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $133
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.45

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Connecticut

  • All Households – $224
  • Households with children – $350
  • Working households – $280
  • Households with seniors – $149
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $207

Poverty in Connecticut

  • 9.6% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 12.6% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 7.1% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

 

Delaware

How Many People in Delaware are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Delaware Population (2017) – 957,078
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Delaware – 147,000
  • Percentage of People in Delaware on Food Stamps – 15% of the state population (1 in 7)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Delaware in 2017 – $210.71 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Delaware

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 70%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 28%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 49%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Delaware

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $120
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.31

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Delaware

  • All Households – $230
  • Households with children – $356
  • Working households – $260
  • Households with seniors – $114
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $166

Poverty in Delaware

  • 13.6% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 18.5% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 8.5% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

District of Columbia

How Many People in the District of Columbia are on Food Stamps?

  • District of Columbia Population (2017) – 693,972
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in District of Columbia – 123,000
  • Percentage of People in District of Columbia on Food Stamps – 18% of the state population (1 in 6)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in District of Columbia in 2017 – $200.33 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in District of Columbia

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 57%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 41%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 21%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in District of Columbia

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $135
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.48

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – District of Columbia

  • All Households – $224
  • Households with children – $422
  • Working households – $224
  • Households with seniors – $116
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $196

Poverty in District of Columbia

  • 16.6% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 25.6% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 14.2% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

 

Florida

How Many People in Florida are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Florida Population (2017) – 20.98 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Florida – 3,187,000
  • Percentage of People in Florida on Food Stamps – 15% of the state population (1 in 7)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Florida in 2017 – $4.78 billion

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Florida

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 64%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 39%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 44%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Florida

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $125
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.37

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Florida

  • All Households – $226
  • Households with children – $373
  • Working households – $287
  • Households with seniors – $124
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $201

Poverty in Florida

  • 14% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 20.3% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 10.2% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

 

Georgia

How Many People in Georgia are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Georgia Population (2017) – 10.41 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Georgia – 1,625,000
  • Percentage of People in Georgia on Food Stamps – 16% of the state population (1 in 6)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Georgia in 2017 – $2.54 billion

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Georgia

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 71%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 33%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 41%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Georgia

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $132
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.43

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Georgia

  • All Households – $269
  • Households with children – $417
  • Working households – $327
  • Households with seniors – $120
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $211

Poverty in Georgia

  • 14.9% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 21% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 10.1% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

 

Hawaii

How Many People in Hawaii are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Hawaii Population (2017) – 1.424 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Hawaii – 169,000
  • Percentage of People in Hawaii on Food Stamps – 12% of the state population (1 in 8)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Hawaii in 2017 – $479.72 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Hawaii

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 63%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 31%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 51%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Hawaii

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $236
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $2.59

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Hawaii

  • All Households – $458
  • Households with children – $819
  • Working households – $612
  • Households with seniors – $265
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $315

Poverty in Hawaii

  • 9.5% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 11.5% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 9.3% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

 

Idaho

How Many People in Idaho are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Idaho Population (2017) – 1.719 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Idaho – 171,000
  • Percentage of People in Idaho on Food Stamps – 10% of the state population (1 in 10)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Idaho in 2017 – $233.88 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Idaho

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 76%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 30%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 55%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Alaska

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $114
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.25

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Idaho

  • All Households – $258
  • Households with children – $397
  • Working households – $332
  • Households with seniors – $107
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $165

Poverty in Idaho

  • 12.8% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 15.3% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 8.1% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

 

Illinois

How Many People in Illinois are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Illinois Population (2017) – 12.79 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Illinois – 1,879,000
  • Percentage of People in Illinois on Food Stamps – 15% of the state population (1 in 7)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Illinois in 2017 – $2.93 billion

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Illinois

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 63%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 30%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 43%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Illinois

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $130
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.42

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Illinois

  • All Households – $240
  • Households with children – $396
  • Working households – $288
  • Households with seniors – $126
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $195

Poverty in Illinois

  • 12.6% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 17% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 8.6% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

 

Indiana 

How Many People in Alaska are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Indiana Population (2017) – 6.66 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Indiana  – 672,000
  • Percentage of People in Indiana on Food Stamps – 10% of the state population (1 in 0)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Indiana in 2017 – $955.39 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Indiana

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 75%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 36%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 46%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Indiana

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $118
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.30

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Indiana

  • All Households – $258
  • Households with children – $397
  • Working households – $321
  • Households with seniors – $95
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $198

Poverty in Indiana

  • 13.5% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 18.4% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 7.7% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

 

Iowa

How Many People in Iowa are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Iowa Population (2017) – 3.144 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Iowa – 366,000
  • Percentage of People in Iowa on Food Stamps – 12% of the state population (1 in 9)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Iowa in 2017 – $482.47 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Iowa

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 70%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 31%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 54%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Iowa

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $110
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.20

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Iowa

  • All Households – $219
  • Households with children – $359
  • Working households – $242
  • Households with seniors – $101
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $141

Poverty in Iowa

  • 10.7% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 12.3% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 6.6% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

 

Kansas

How Many People in Kansas are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Kansas Population (2017) – 2.911 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Kansas – 234,000
  • Percentage of People in Kansas on Food Stamps – 8% of the state population (1 in 12)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Kansas in 2017 – $318.49 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Kansas

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 72%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 34%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 49%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Kansas

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $114
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.24

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Kansas

  • All Households – $244
  • Households with children – $394
  • Working households – $309
  • Households with seniors – $107
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $164

Poverty in Kansas

  • 11.9% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 14.8% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 7.3% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

 

Kentucky

How Many People in Kentucky are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Kentucky Population (2017) – 4.454 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Kentucky – 655,000
  • Percentage of People in Kentucky on Food Stamps – 15% of the state population (1 in 7)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Kentucky in 2017 – $943.69 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Kentucky

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 68%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 38%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 35%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Kentucky

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $120
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.32

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Kentucky

  • All Households – $246
  • Households with children – $401
  • Working households – $312
  • Households with seniors – $109
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $172

Poverty in Kentucky

  • 17.2% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 22.4% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 10.3% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Louisiana

How Many People in Louisiana are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Louisiana Population (2017) – 4.671 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Louisiana – 909,000
  • Percentage of People in Louisiana on Food Stamps – 19% of the state population (1 in 5)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Louisiana in 2017 – $1.44 billion

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Louisiana

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 71%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 37%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 39%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Louisiana

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $132
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.45

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Louisiana

  • All Households – $266
  • Households with children – $417
  • Working households – $313
  • Households with seniors – $127
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $219

Poverty in Louisiana

  • 19.7% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 28% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 12% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Maine

How Many People in Maine are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Maine Population (2017) – 1.335 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Maine – 180,000
  • Percentage of People in Maine on Food Stamps – 13% of the state population (1 in 7)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Maine in 2017 – $234.4 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Maine

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 61%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 49%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 47%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Maine

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $109
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.19

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Maine

  • All Households – $198
  • Households with children – $344
  • Working households – $261
  • Households with seniors – $117
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $168

Poverty in Maine

  • 11.1% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 13.1% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 8.1% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Maryland

How Many People in Maryland are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Maryland Population (2017) – 6.025 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Maryland – 684,000
  • Percentage of People in Maryland on Food Stamps – 11% of the state population (1 in 9)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Maryland in 2017 – $987.12 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Maryland

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 66%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 34%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 39%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Maryland

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $120
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.32

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Maryland

  • All Households – $221
  • Households with children – $371
  • Working households – $278
  • Households with seniors – $100
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $164

Poverty in Maryland

  • 9.3% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 12.% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 7.9% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Massachusetts

How Many People in Massachusetts are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Massachusetts Population (2017) – 6.863 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Massachusetts – 764,000
  • Percentage of People in Massachusetts on Food Stamps – 11% of the state population (1 in 9)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Massachusetts in 2017 – $1.16 billion

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Massachusetts

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 56%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 49%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 32%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Massachusetts

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $126
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.38

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Massachusetts

  • All Households – $211
  • Households with children – $342
  • Working households – $261
  • Households with seniors – $142
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $186

Poverty in Massachusetts

  • 10.5% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 13.5% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 9% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Michigan

How Many People in Michigan are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Michigan Population (2017) – 9.976 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Michigan – 1,375,000
  • Percentage of People in Michigan on Food Stamps – 14% of the state population (1 in 7)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Michigan in 2017 – $2.07 billion

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Michigan

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 62%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 39%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 46%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Michigan

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $125
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.37

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Michigan

  • All Households – $218
  • Households with children – $378
  • Working households – $267
  • Households with seniors – $104
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $176

Poverty in Michigan

  • 14.2% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 19.7% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 8.5% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Minnesota

How Many People in Minnesota are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Minnesota Population (2017) – 5.568 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Minnesota – 454,000
  • Percentage of People in Minnesota on Food Stamps – 8% of the state population (1 in 12)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Minnesota in 2017 – $601.82 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Minnesota

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 67%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 30%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 53%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Minnesota

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $111
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.21

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Minnesota

  • All Households – $220
  • Households with children – $369
  • Working households – $282
  • Households with seniors – $115
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $124

Poverty in Minnesota

  • 9.5% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 11.8% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 7% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Mississippi

How Many People in Mississippi are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Mississippi Population (2017) – 2.99 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Mississippi – 537,000
  • Percentage of People in Mississippi on Food Stamps – 18% of the state population (1 in 6)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Mississippi in 2017 – $742.93 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Mississippi

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 75%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 33%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 41%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Mississippi

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $115
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.26

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Mississippi

  • All Households – $248
  • Households with children – $393
  • Working households – $299
  • Households with seniors – $71
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $174

Poverty in Mississippi

  • 19.8% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 26.9% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 13.7% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Missouri

How Many People in Missouri are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Missouri Population (2017) – 6.109 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Missouri – 759,000
  • Percentage of People in Missouri on Food Stamps – 12% of the state population (1 in 8)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Missouri in 2017 – $1.12 billion

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Missouri

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 72%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 33%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 44%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Missouri

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $123
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.34

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Missouri

  • All Households – $258
  • Households with children – $413
  • Working households – $341
  • Households with seniors – $118
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $153

Poverty in Missouri

  • 13.4% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 18.6% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 8.7% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Montana

How Many People in Montana are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Montana Population (2017) – 1.053 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Montana – 121,000
  • Percentage of People in Montana on Food Stamps – 12% of the state population (1 in 9)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Montana in 2017 – $172.04 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Montana

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 69%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 33%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 44%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Montana

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $119
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.30

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Montana

  • All Households – $238
  • Households with children – $384
  • Working households – $271
  • Households with seniors – $118
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $168

Poverty in Montana

  • 12.5% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 14.7% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 7.2% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Nebraska

How Many People in Nebraska are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Nebraska Population (2017) – 1.918 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Nebraska – 176,000
  • Percentage of People in Nebraska on Food Stamps – 9% of the state population (1 in 11)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Nebraska in 2017 – $241.77 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Nebraska

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 74%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 29%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 54%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Nebraska

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $115
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.125

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Nebraska

  • All Households – $252
  • Households with children – $386
  • Working households – $325
  • Households with seniors – $103
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $153

Poverty in Nebraska

  • 10.8% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 14.1% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 7.2% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Nevada

How Many People in Nevada are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Nevada Population (2017) – 2.972 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Nevada – 441,000
  • Percentage of People in Nevada on Food Stamps – 15% of the state population (1 in 7)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Nevada in 2017 – $625.06 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Nevada

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 64%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 28%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 46%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Nevada

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $118
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.29

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Nevada

  • All Households – $224
  • Households with children – $357
  • Working households – $256
  • Households with seniors – $104
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $169

Poverty in Nevada

  • 13% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 18.5% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 8.5% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

New Hampshire

How Many People in New Hampshire are on Food Stamps?

  • State of New Hampshire Population (2017) – 1.35 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in New Hampshire – 92,000
  • Percentage of People in New Hampshire on Food Stamps – 7% of the state population (1 in 15)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in New Hampshire in 2017 – $112.56 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in New Hampshire

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 68%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 47%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 46%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in New Hampshire

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $101
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.11

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – New Hampshire

  • All Households – $203
  • Households with children – $320
  • Working households – $267
  • Households with seniors – $120
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $154

Poverty in New Hampshire

  • 7.7% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 10.3% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 5.8% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

New Jersey

How Many People in New Jersey are on Food Stamps?

  • State of New Jersey Population (2017) – 8.889 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in New Jersey – 818,000
  • Percentage of People in New Jersey on Food Stamps – 9% of the state population (1 in 11)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in New Jersey in 2017 – $1.12 billion

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in New Jersey

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 67%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 36%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 45%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in New Jersey

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $114
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.24

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – New Jersey

  • All Households – $227
  • Households with children – $367
  • Working households – $301
  • Households with seniors – $123
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $155

Poverty in New Jersey

  • 10% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 13.9% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 8.4% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

New Mexico

How Many People in New Mexico are on Food Stamps?

  • State of New Mexico Population (2017) – 2.093 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in New Mexico – 461,000
  • Percentage of People in New Mexico on Food Stamps – 22% of the state population (1 in 5)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in New Mexico in 2017 – $669.64 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in New Mexico

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 70%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 25%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 46%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in New Mexico

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $121
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.33

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – New Mexico

  • All Households – $250
  • Households with children – $388
  • Working households – $285
  • Households with seniors – $120
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $163

Poverty in New Mexico

  • 19.7% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 27.2% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 12.2% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

New York

How Many People in New York are on Food Stamps?

  • State of New York Population (2017) – 19.59 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in New York – 2,911,000
  • Percentage of People in New York on Food Stamps – 15% of the state population (1 in 7)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in New York in 2017 – $4.74 billion

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in New York

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 55%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 46%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 43%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in New York

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $136
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.49

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – New York

  • All Households – $239
  • Households with children – $399
  • Working households – $304
  • Households with seniors – $179
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $203

Poverty in New York

  • 14.1% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 19.7% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 11.4% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

North Carolina

How Many People in North Carolina are on Food Stamps?

  • State of North Carolina Population (2017) – 10.27 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in North Carolina – 1,365,000
  • Percentage of People in North Carolina on Food Stamps – 13% of the state population (1 in 8)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in North Carolina in 2017 – $2.14 billion

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in North Carolina

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 65%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 31%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 42%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in North Carolina

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $131
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.43

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – North Carolina

  • All Households – $235
  • Households with children – $396
  • Working households – $282
  • Households with seniors – $95
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $168

Poverty in North Carolina

  • 14.7% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 21.2% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 9.1% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

North Dakota

How Many People in North Dakota are on Food Stamps?

  • State of North Dakota Population (2017) – 755,176
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in North Dakota – 54,000
  • Percentage of People in North Dakota on Food Stamps – 7% of the state population (1 in 14)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in North Dakota in 2017 – $77.84 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in North Dakota

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 71%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 32%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 38%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in North Dakota

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $121
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.32

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – North Dakota

  • All Households – $256
  • Households with children – $402
  • Working households – $256
  • Households with seniors – $139
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $199

Poverty in North Dakota

  • 10.3% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 10.9% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 9.9% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Ohio

How Many People in Ohio are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Ohio Population (2017) – 11.66 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Ohio – 1,502,000
  • Percentage of People in Ohio on Food Stamps – 13% of the state population (1 in 8)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Ohio in 2017 – $2.23 billion

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Ohio

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 67%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 37%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 45%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Ohio

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $123
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.35

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Ohio

  • All Households – $244
  • Households with children – $415
  • Working households – $323
  • Households with seniors – $110
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $179

Poverty in Ohio

  • 14% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 20.1% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 7.7% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Oklahoma

How Many People in Oklahoma are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Oklahoma Population (2017) – 3.933 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Oklahoma – 604,000
  • Percentage of People in Oklahoma on Food Stamps – 15% of the state population (1 in 7)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Oklahoma in 2017 – $879.73 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Oklahoma

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 74%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 33%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 42%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Oklahoma

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $121
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.33

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Oklahoma

  • All Households – $261
  • Households with children – $418
  • Working households – $325
  • Households with seniors – $101
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $189

Poverty in Oklahoma

  • 15.8% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 21.5% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 9.1% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Oregon

How Many People in Oregon are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Oregon Population (2017) – 4.147 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Oregon – 681,000
  • Percentage of People in Oregon on Food Stamps – 16% of the state population (1 in 6)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Oregon in 2017 – $1.01 billion

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Oregon

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 55%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 34%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 43%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Oregon

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $123
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.35

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Oregon

  • All Households – $206
  • Households with children – $367
  • Working households – $234
  • Households with seniors – $104
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $149

Poverty in Oregon

  • 13.2% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 16.5% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 8.7% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Pennsylvania

How Many People in Pennsylvania are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Pennsylvania Population (2017) – 12.79 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Pennsylvania – 1,843,000
  • Percentage of People in Pennsylvania on Food Stamps – 14% of the state population (1 in 7)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Pennsylvania in 2017 – $2.67 billion

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Pennsylvania

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 62%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 47%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 44%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Pennsylvania

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $121
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.32

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Pennsylvania

  • All Households – $226
  • Households with children – $379
  • Working households – $271
  • Households with seniors – $129
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $192

Poverty in Pennsylvania

  • 12.5% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 17% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 8.5% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Rhode Island

How Many People in Rhode Island are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Rhode Island Population (2017) – 1.056 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Rhode Island – 158,000
  • Percentage of People in Rhode Island on Food Stamps – 15% of the state population (1 in 7)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Rhode Island in 2017 – $265.05 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Rhode Island

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 52%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 44%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 33%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Rhode Island

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $140
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.53

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Rhode Island

  • All Households – $214
  • Households with children – $361
  • Working households – $246
  • Households with seniors – $139
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $175

Poverty in Rhode Island

  • 11.6% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 16.6% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 9% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

South Carolina

How Many People in South Carolina are on Food Stamps?

  • State of South Carolina Population (2017) – 5.021 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in South Carolina – 720,000
  • Percentage of People in South Carolina on Food Stamps – 14% of the state population (1 in 7)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in South Carolina in 2017 – $1.07 billion

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in South Carolina

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 74%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 32%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 44%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in South Carolina

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $123
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.35

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – South Carolina

  • All Households – $257
  • Households with children – $403
  • Working households – $314
  • Households with seniors – $98
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $202

Poverty in South Carolina

  • 15.4% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 22.6% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 9.2% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

South Dakota

How Many People in South Dakota are on Food Stamps?

  • State of South Dakota Population (2017) – 873,286
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in South Dakota – 93,000
  • Percentage of People in South Dakota on Food Stamps – 11% of the state population (1 in 9)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in South Dakota in 2017 – $140.61 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in South Dakota

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 74%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 30%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 45%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in South Dakota

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $126
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.38

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – South Dakota

  • All Households – $284
  • Households with children – $431
  • Working households – $315
  • Households with seniors – $160
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $202

Poverty in South Dakota

  • 13% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 16.6% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 8% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Tennessee

How Many People in Tennessee are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Tennessee Population (2017) – 6.709 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Tennessee – 1,047,000
  • Percentage of People in Tennessee on Food Stamps – 16% of the state population (1 in 6)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Tennessee in 2017 – $1.59 billion

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Tennessee

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 68%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 34%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 37%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Tennessee

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $126
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.38

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Tennessee

  • All Households – $253
  • Households with children – $429
  • Working households – $330
  • Households with seniors – $99
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $184

Poverty in Tennessee

  • 15% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 21.2% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 9.2% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Texas

How Many People in Texas are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Texas Population (2017) – 28.32 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Texas – 3,921,000
  • Percentage of People in Texas on Food Stamps – 14% of the state population (1 in 7)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Texas in 2017 – $5.81 billion

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Texas

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 79%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 28%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 48%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Texas

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $125
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.35

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Texas

  • All Households – $276
  • Households with children – $401
  • Working households – $321
  • Households with seniors – $111
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $212

Poverty in Texas

  • 14.7% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 20.9% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 10.8% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Utah

How Many People in Utah are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Utah Population (2017) – 3.103 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Utah – 206,000
  • Percentage of People in Utah on Food Stamps – 7% of the state population (1 in 15)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Utah in 2017 – $286.29 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Utah

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 79%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 23%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 52%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Utah

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $116
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.27

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Utah

  • All Households – $285
  • Households with children – $414
  • Working households – $331
  • Households with seniors – $119
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $176

Poverty in Utah

  • 9.7% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 10.7% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 6.4% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Vermont

How Many People in Vermont are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Vermont Population (2017) – 624,525
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Vermont – 77,000
  • Percentage of People in Vermont on Food Stamps – 12% of the state population (1 in 8)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Vermont in 2017 – $112.95 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Vermont

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 56%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 50%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 41%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Vermont

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $123
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.35

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Vermont

  • All Households – $219
  • Households with children – $355
  • Working households – $242
  • Households with seniors – $145
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $199

Poverty in Vermont

  • 11.3% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 13.8% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 7.1% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Virginia

How Many People in Virginia are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Virginia Population (2017) – 8.465 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Virginia – 776,000
  • Percentage of People in Virginia on Food Stamps – 9% of the state population (1 in 11)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Virginia in 2017 – $1.12 billion

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Virginia

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 69%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 33%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 42%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Virginia

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $120
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.31

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Virginia

  • All Households – $247
  • Households with children – $409
  • Working households – $308
  • Households with seniors – $98
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $155

Poverty in Virginia

  • 10.6% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 14% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 7.1% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Washington

How Many People in Washington are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Washington Population (2017) – 7.425 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Washington – 929,000
  • Percentage of People in Washington on Food Stamps – 13% of the state population (1 in 8)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Washington in 2017 – $1.36 billion

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Washington

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 59%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 33%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 42%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Washington

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $122
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.34

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Washington

  • All Households – $215
  • Households with children – $359
  • Working households – $265
  • Households with seniors – $126
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $158

Poverty in Washington

  • 11% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 14.3% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 8% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

West Virginia

How Many People in West Virginia are on Food Stamps?

  • State of West Virginia Population (2017) – 1.817 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in West Virginia – 340,000
  • Percentage of People in West Virginia on Food Stamps – 19% of the state population (1 in 5)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in West Virginia in 2017 – $481.16 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in West Virginia

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 62%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 40%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 36%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in West Virginia

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $118
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.29

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – West Virginia

  • All Households – $221
  • Households with children – $383
  • Working households – $273
  • Households with seniors – $87
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $169

Poverty in West Virginia

  • 19.1% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 25.9% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 10.2% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Wisconsin

How Many People in Wisconsin are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Wisconsin Population (2017) – 5.792 million
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Wisconsin – 692,000
  • Percentage of People in Wisconsin on Food Stamps – 12% of the state population (1 in 8)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Wisconsin in 2017 – $877.51 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Wisconsin

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 67%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 37%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 52%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Wisconsin

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $106
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.16

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Wisconsin

  • All Households – $203
  • Households with children – $340
  • Working households – $247
  • Households with seniors – $82
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $152

Poverty in Wisconsin

  • 11.3% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 14.5% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 7.8% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Wyoming

How Many People in Wyoming are on Food Stamps?

  • State of Wyoming Population (2017) – 578,934
  • Number of People on Food Stamps in Wyoming – 33,000
  • Percentage of People in Wyoming on Food Stamps – 6% of the state population (1 in 18)
  • Total Amount Spent on Food Stamps in Wyoming in 2017 – $46.79 million

Breakdown of Food Stamps Recipients in Wyoming

  • Percentage of Recipients that are families with Children – 77%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are in families with members who are elderly or
  • have disabilities – 30%
  • Percentage of Recipients that are working families – 41%

How Much People Get in Food Stamps in Wyoming

  • Average monthly Food Stamps benefit for each household member: $119
  • Average Food Stamps benefit per person per meal: $1.30

Average Monthly Food Stamps Benefit By Demographic Group – Wyoming

  • All Households – $277
  • Households with children – $433
  • Working households – $338
  • Households with seniors – $121
  • Households with non-elderly disabled individuals – $170

Poverty in Wyoming

  • 11.3% of the population lived below the poverty line.
  • 13.3% of children lived below the poverty line.
  • 8.4% of elderly lived below the poverty line.

Data Sources:
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Census Bureau

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