U.S. Food Stamp Use

According to the Wall Street Journal, about 1 in 7 in the U.S. receive food stamps. There are 44.2 million Americans receiving food-stamps. The Walls Street Journal created a map of food stamp usage from the U.S. Department of Agriculture data.

Breaking down the data by state, it shows how many people in each state receive food stamps. In Mississippi and Oregon at least one in five residents are receiving benefits. Wyoming has the lowest rate of recipients of  about 6.6%.

To see the map, click here.

Source: Google Maps Mania; Wall Street Journal

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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