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Estimates of WIC Eligibility and Program Reach

Friday, November 3, 2023
Data type
Visualization

These visualizations present national and state estimates of the number of people eligible for WIC benefits and the percentage of the eligible population and the US population covered by the program, including estimates by participant category. Estimates by state and U.S. territory and by race and ethnicity are also provided.

2021

For more detailed information, including methodology, refer to the full report.

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2020

For more detailed information, including methodology, refer to the full report.

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WIC Eligibility Estimation Methodology
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National WIC Eligibility by Year and Participant Category
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Trends in WIC Eligibility and Participation
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Trends in WIC Eligibility and Participation by Race and Ethnicity
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Demographics of Infants and Children Eligible for WIC
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WIC Coverage Rates by State
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Trends in WIC Eligibility and Participation by State
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WIC Coverage Rates by Race and Ethnicity

2014 - 2019 Visualizations

2019

For more detailed information, including methodology, refer to the full report.

National WIC Eligibility, 2019
National WIC Eligibility
National WIC Eligibility and Participation
National WIC Eligibility and Participation
National WIC Eligibility by Race
National WIC Eligibility by Race
Demographic Characteristics of Infants and Children
Demographic Characteristics of Infants and Children
Coverage Rates by State
Coverage Rates by State
WIC Eligibility and Participation by State
WIC Eligibility and Participation by State
Coverage Rates by State and by Race
Coverage Rates by State and by Race
 
2018

For more detailed information, including methodology, refer to the full report.

National WIC Eligibility, 2018
National WIC Eligibility, 2018
National WIC Eligibility and Participation, 2007-2018
National WIC Eligibility and Participation 2007-2018
National WIC Eligibility and Participation by Race and Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Over Time
National WIC Eligibility and Participation by Race
Demographics of Infants and Children Eligible for WIC
Demographics of Infants and Children Eligible for WIC
2018 WIC Coverage Rates by State, All Participant Categories
WIC Coverage Rates by State, 2018
National WIC Eligibility and Participation Over Time
National WIC Eligibility and Participation Over Time
2018 WIC Coverage Rates by State, Race, and Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity, All Categories
WIC Coverage Rates by State and Race
 
2017

For more detailed information, including methodology, refer to the full report.

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National WIC Eligibility, 2017
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National WIC Eligibility and Participation
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Eligibility by Race & Ethnicity
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Demographics, 2017
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Coverage Rates by State, 2017
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Eligibility and Participation by State, 2017
  
2016

For more detailed information, including methodology, refer to the full report.

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National WIC Eligibility, 2016
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WIC Coverage Rates by State, 2016
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Demographics of WIC-Eligible Infants and Children, 2016
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National WIC Eligibility and Participation, 2005-2016
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National WIC Eligibility by Race and Ethnicity, 2016
   
2015

For more detailed information, including methodology, refer to the full report.

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National WIC Eligibility, 2015
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WIC Coverage Rates by State, 2015
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Demographics, 2015
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National WIC Eligibility and Participation, 2005-2015
2014

For more detailed information, including methodology, refer to the full report.

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National WIC Eligibility 2014
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WIC Coverage Rates by State 2014
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Demographics 2014
Page updated: March 22, 2024