SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:  NUMBER OF PERSONS PARTICIPATING
(Data as of April 4, 2014)
        Percent Change
State /  January December January January 2014 vs
Territory 2013 2013 2014 Dec 2013 Jan 2013
    Preliminary Initial    
Alabama 917,452 908,168 898,898 -1.0% -2.0%
Alaska 92,451 87,301 88,041 0.8% -4.8%
Arizona 1,108,674 1,052,614 1,072,103 1.9% -3.3%
Arkansas 508,572 496,671 496,935 0.1% -2.3%
California 4,155,083 4,295,452 4,308,752 0.3% 3.7%
Colorado 511,802 504,612 503,223 -0.3% -1.7%
Connecticut 426,519 437,131 438,848 0.4% 2.9%
Delaware 155,334 152,106 150,018 -1.4% -3.4%
District of Columbia 145,327 143,213 141,969 -0.9% -2.3%
Florida 3,573,410 3,522,173 3,493,264 -0.8% -2.2%
Georgia 1,969,696 1,778,520 1,727,545 -2.9% -12.3%
Guam 45,620 49,137 47,129 -4.1% 3.3%
Hawaii 188,763 194,550 193,897 -0.3% 2.7%
Idaho 230,569 216,218 217,399 0.5% -5.7%
Illinois 2,027,281 2,016,940 1,999,327 -0.9% -1.4%
Indiana 927,030 908,732 898,362 -1.1% -3.1%
Iowa 418,533 413,543 411,462 -0.5% -1.7%
Kansas 315,953 307,507 292,420 -4.9% -7.4%
Kentucky 876,465 840,047 832,518 -0.9% -5.0%
Louisiana 967,731 891,260 876,550 -1.7% -9.4%
Maine 252,482 235,842 235,771 0.0% -6.6%
Maryland 760,830 788,442 783,592 -0.6% 3.0%
Massachusetts 888,527 876,992 874,104 -0.3% -1.6%
Michigan 1,784,755 1,692,720 1,696,284 0.2% -5.0%
Minnesota 551,209 549,612 548,722 -0.2% -0.5%
Mississippi 668,862 664,936 660,320 -0.7% -1.3%
Missouri 941,247 881,239 871,755 -1.1% -7.4%
Montana 129,150 125,487 125,606 0.1% -2.7%
Nebraska 180,193 178,631 178,333 -0.2% -1.0%
Nevada 358,457 370,544 373,901 0.9% 4.3%
New Hampshire 120,160 112,922 113,349 0.4% -5.7%
New Jersey 867,660 877,177 877,149 0.0% 1.1%
New Mexico 442,753 423,093 422,684 -0.1% -4.5%
New York 3,158,541 3,158,376 3,148,532 -0.3% -0.3%
North Carolina 1,725,504 1,583,150 1,573,226 -0.6% -8.8%
North Dakota 57,658 53,570 53,943 0.7% -6.4%
Ohio 1,845,325 1,799,993 1,775,855 -1.3% -3.8%
Oklahoma 618,863 624,567 620,031 -0.7% 0.2%
Oregon 820,014 802,237 806,740 0.6% -1.6%
Pennsylvania 1,767,367 1,788,668 1,782,330 -0.4% 0.8%
Rhode Island 180,392 179,336 179,736 0.2% -0.4%
South Carolina 878,022 855,898 843,141 -1.5% -4.0%
South Dakota 104,806 101,355 102,253 0.9% -2.4%
Tennessee 1,342,605 1,318,529 1,329,164 0.8% -1.0%
Texas 4,072,529 3,916,115 3,870,787 -1.2% -5.0%
Utah 261,426 230,329 228,503 -0.8% -12.6%
Vermont 101,768 98,607 98,214 -0.4% -3.5%
Virginia 938,389 935,642 930,264 -0.6% -0.9%
Virgin Islands 27,002 28,217 27,792 -1.5% 2.9%
Washington 1,117,999 1,082,598 1,088,502 0.5% -2.6%
West Virginia 352,352 354,760 353,507 -0.4% 0.3%
Wisconsin 854,697 838,946 841,484 0.3% -1.5%
Wyoming 38,254 37,659 37,771 0.3% -1.3%
     TOTAL 47,772,063 46,782,084 46,542,005 -0.5% -2.6%
1] Data includes disaster assistance. Link to:  SNAP Disaster Response 
The following areas receive Nutrition Assistance Grants which provide benefits analogous to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program:  Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Northern Marianas. 
December 2013 and January 2014 data are preliminary and are subject to significant revision.