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Participation in SNAP varies across States, reflecting differences in need and program policies

Participation in SNAP varies across States, reflecting differences in need and program policies
In fiscal 2015, SNAP served an average of 45.8 million people per month, or about 14 percent of Americans. Southeastern States have a particularly high share of residents receiving SNAP benefits, with participation rates of 16 to 21 percent. In fiscal 2015, Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota, and New Hampshire were the only States with 8 percent or less of their populations receiving SNAP benefits.

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Last updated: Friday, June 03, 2016

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