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In U.S., 14% Rely on Food Stamps

Lord Tammerlain

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I am suprised at which states have the highest % of the population on food stamps

By population, Washington, D.C. had the largest share of residents receiving food stamps: More than a fifth, 21.1%, of its residents collected assistance in August. Washington was followed by Mississippi, where 20.1% of residents received food stamps, and Tennessee, where 20% tapped into the government nutrition program.

Idaho posted the largest jump in recipients in the past year. The number of people receiving food stamps climbed 38.8% but their rolls are still fairly low. Just 211,883 Idaho residents collected food stamps in August.

The average benefit size per person nationwide in August was $133.90. Per household it was $287.82.

Food stamps have become a lifeline for workers who have lost their jobs, particularly among the growing share of unemployed Americans who have also exhausted their unemployment benefits. Lines at grocers at midnight on the first of the month have signaled that, in many cases, those benefits aren’t tiding families over and they run out before their next check kicks in.

There is a chart in the link which shows the % of the population of each state on food stamps


Suprisingly liberal California is at the low end of the spectrum, and Texas is in the middle, with a usage rate 50% higher then that of California
 

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I am suprised at which states have the highest % of the population on food stamps



There is a chart in the link which shows the % of the population of each state on food stamps


Suprisingly liberal California is at the low end of the spectrum, and Texas is in the middle, with a usage rate 50% higher then that of California

I don't know if it's fair to include D.C.
It's practically just a city, for the sake of comparison.
 

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It sucks to have to rely on them
 
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