Percentage of U.S. population receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called Food Stamps) in 2011, by state

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District of Columbia22
Mississippi21
Tennessee20
New Mexico20
Michigan20
Oregon20
Louisiana19
Maine19
Alabama19
Kentucky19
West Virginia19
Georgia18
South Carolina18
Arkansas17
Florida16
North Carolina16
Missouri16
Arizona16
Oklahoma16
Washington15
Texas15
Vermont15
New York15
Rhode Island15
Delaware15
Ohio15
Wisconsin14
Idaho14
Illinois14
Pennsylvania13
Indiana13
Nevada12
Montana12
South Dakota12
Iowa12
Alaska12
Hawaii12
Massachusetts12
Connecticut11
Virginia11
Maryland11
Kansas10
California10
Utah10
North Dakota9
New Hampshire9
Colorado9
New Jersey9
Minnesota9
Nebraska9
Wyoming6

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The statistic shows the percentage of U.S. population receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called Food Stamps) in 2011, by state. About 20 percent of the population in Oregon is receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
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Release date
January 2012
Region
United States
Survey time period
2010

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