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Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Receipt in the Past 12 Months for Households by State: 2009 and 2010

This brief, based on the 2009 and 2010 American Community Survey estimates, examines changes at the state level in receipt of food stamps/SNAP between 2009 and 2010.


  • In 2010, 13.6 million households reported receiving food stamp/SNAP benefits during the past 12 months.
  • The state with the highest food stamp/SNAP participation was Oregon with 17.9 percent. Other states among the highest food stamp/SNAP participation included Tennessee and Michigan.
  • States with the lowest food stamp/SNAP participation rates included California, New Jersey and Wyoming.
  • There were 16 states in which the increase in food stamp/SNAP receipt was larger than the national increase of 16.2 percent, and 15 states and the District of Columbia had increases that were smaller than the national increase.
  • Louisiana was the only state to experience a significant decrease in the receipt of food stamps/SNAP between 2009 and 2010.

Internet address: <https://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acsbr10-08.pdf>. [PDF]

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: May 19, 2016