SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:  NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS 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 421,040 421,365 417,456 -0.9% -0.9%
Alaska 38,700 36,986 37,342 1.0% -3.5%
Arizona 477,411 451,902 444,039 -1.7% -7.0%
Arkansas 225,728 222,627 222,548 0.0% -1.4%
California 1,903,182 1,985,240 1,997,428 0.6% 5.0%
Colorado 232,886 232,145 232,491 0.1% -0.2%
Connecticut 232,871 240,909 241,877 0.4% 3.9%
Delaware 73,231 72,163 71,102 -1.5% -2.9%
District of Columbia 82,243 80,617 79,975 -0.8% -2.8%
Florida 1,954,717 1,905,774 1,894,943 -0.6% -3.1%
Georgia 918,712 822,155 794,714 -3.3% -13.5%
Guam 14,955 16,442 15,257 -7.2% 2.0%
Hawaii 95,305 98,807 98,573 -0.2% 3.4%
Idaho 99,226 92,436 92,809 0.4% -6.5%
Illinois 1,012,243 1,013,617 1,006,420 -0.7% -0.6%
Indiana 415,066 411,046 406,364 -1.1% -2.1%
Iowa 198,028 196,216 195,303 -0.5% -1.4%
Kansas 148,947 143,674 131,906 -8.2% -11.4%
Kentucky 421,513 406,074 402,249 -0.9% -4.6%
Louisiana 438,921 403,022 396,392 -1.6% -9.7%
Maine 131,489 124,599 124,143 -0.4% -5.6%
Maryland 386,397 402,761 401,137 -0.4% 3.8%
Massachusetts 499,221 494,376 493,650 -0.1% -1.1%
Michigan 911,303 877,409 879,036 0.2% -3.5%
Minnesota 273,480 272,361 271,619 -0.3% -0.7%
Mississippi 304,724 305,042 303,023 -0.7% -0.6%
Missouri 442,594 413,953 409,315 -1.1% -7.5%
Montana 59,119 59,105 59,297 0.3% 0.3%
Nebraska 79,587 78,943 78,831 -0.1% -0.9%
Nevada 173,005 180,618 182,660 1.1% 5.6%
New Hampshire 58,214 53,913 54,266 0.7% -6.8%
New Jersey 427,849 435,372 435,842 0.1% 1.9%
New Mexico 198,314 191,740 191,691 0.0% -3.3%
New York 1,703,073 1,708,904 1,708,608 0.0% 0.3%
North Carolina 787,773 762,873 760,487 -0.3% -3.5%
North Dakota 26,953 24,869 25,063 0.8% -7.0%
Ohio 896,188 878,326 862,730 -1.8% -3.7%
Oklahoma 285,960 287,701 285,182 -0.9% -0.3%
Oregon 452,973 445,922 449,073 0.7% -0.9%
Pennsylvania 857,817 882,304 880,107 -0.2% 2.6%
Rhode Island 100,424 101,011 101,085 0.1% 0.7%
South Carolina 417,702 406,631 400,329 -1.5% -4.2%
South Dakota 45,741 44,271 44,612 0.8% -2.5%
Tennessee 662,209 653,995 658,373 0.7% -0.6%
Texas 1,686,477 1,629,546 1,614,284 -0.9% -4.3%
Utah 106,490 90,170 89,827 -0.4% -15.6%
Vermont 52,708 51,891 51,720 -0.3% -1.9%
Virginia 455,073 454,235 451,425 -0.6% -0.8%
Virgin Islands 11,712 12,555 12,395 -1.3% 5.8%
Washington 590,614 584,570 586,863 0.4% -0.6%
West Virginia 167,986 170,842 171,381 0.3% 2.0%
Wisconsin 414,343 416,018 417,871 0.4% 0.9%
Wyoming 16,404 15,887 15,924 0.2% -2.9%
     TOTAL 23,088,841 22,765,930 22,651,037 -0.5% -1.9%
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.