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How Many People Around You Receive Food Stamps?
Slate ^ | 04/30/2013 | Chris Kirk

Posted on 10/16/2013 9:49:19 AM PDT by Silentgypsy

To find out how many people participate in the program in your area and how that number has changed since 2000, enter your ZIP code, city, or county and state....

(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Society
KEYWORDS: county; map; snap
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Interactive map showing number of SNAP recipients by county.
1 posted on 10/16/2013 9:49:19 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy

Thank you, SG!


2 posted on 10/16/2013 9:50:48 AM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: Silentgypsy

Comal County, TX?

Nah, I ain’t going to their website.


3 posted on 10/16/2013 9:51:24 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Silentgypsy
My county registers as 6% usage, which doesn't seem too bad.
But then there's this: "That proportion has grown 309 percent since 2000."
4 posted on 10/16/2013 9:52:01 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Yikes...

65,125 people are in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in your county.

About 18 percent of people in your county are in the program.

That proportion has grown 170 percent since 2000.

The participants received $96,505,000 in benefits.

That’s $1,663 per person per year.

Or $139 per person per month.


5 posted on 10/16/2013 9:52:19 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: Silentgypsy

ZERO. Nobody I know.


6 posted on 10/16/2013 9:53:53 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Silentgypsy

Damn.

19% That proportion has grown 225 percent since 2000


7 posted on 10/16/2013 9:58:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Silentgypsy

I work/live in a blue state/county/city so mine didn’t surprise me one iota as this sh*thole city is full of Buttcrack odumbo voters.


8 posted on 10/16/2013 9:58:51 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Silentgypsy

Slate has my county at 27 percent, and my math, using 2012 population figures puts it at 28 percent, and they are all standing in line at Walmart.


9 posted on 10/16/2013 9:59:07 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Silentgypsy

Does not recognize Washington D.C..


10 posted on 10/16/2013 9:59:31 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Old Sarge

My pleasure. What are you doing for your birthday? (I’m hijacking this thread. Ya can’t take me anywhere nice.)


11 posted on 10/16/2013 9:59:52 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: Silentgypsy

22% here in Western MA. I would have thought it was higher.


12 posted on 10/16/2013 10:00:57 AM PDT by Vermont Lt ( 1-800-318-2596, Mr President.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

6% sounds good to me. (Better than mine.)


13 posted on 10/16/2013 10:01:00 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: Silentgypsy; Bride Of Old Sarge

This weekend is The One Year Anniversary!

The Bride and I are making it an annual thing, to return to the same beach where we were married and honeymooned.

Birthday plans, not sure yet, but I’ll enjoy just the same...


14 posted on 10/16/2013 10:02:17 AM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: Silentgypsy

Allegheny County, PA: 157,000 + or 12% of the population, a 91% increase.

Somehow, I think the total may be more.


15 posted on 10/16/2013 10:02:18 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Silentgypsy

14%...up 500% since 2000


16 posted on 10/16/2013 10:02:46 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: Silentgypsy

Is there a link to the site so we don’t have to give Salon hits?


17 posted on 10/16/2013 10:06:20 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Silentgypsy

There’s foodstamp recipients who fall into the category of people who need help, trough no fault of their own.

Then there’s the black high rollers, obama’s people, the usually 400-pound and larger lardballs.

Guess which ones will be cut?


18 posted on 10/16/2013 10:06:45 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: PGalt

I’m pretty sure the union guy up on the corner who weaseled is way onto disability is getting SNAP. Other than that, nobody I know.


19 posted on 10/16/2013 10:07:05 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: fella

Doesn’t recognize 20017, either. Hmmmm.


20 posted on 10/16/2013 10:07:54 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: Hardraade
There’s foodstamp recipients who fall into the category of people who need help, trough no fault of their own.

They're what, about 1% of the total number of recipients?

21 posted on 10/16/2013 10:07:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PGalt

My County in Alabama includes the City of Birmingham — 16%. I thought it would be higher.


22 posted on 10/16/2013 10:08:59 AM PDT by imemyself
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To: Silentgypsy

Many young parents living around me. 70-80%


23 posted on 10/16/2013 10:09:08 AM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Try entering the name of your county. Results are by county, not city.


24 posted on 10/16/2013 10:14:20 AM PDT by informavoracious (Of course I want people to have healthcare, I just didn't know I was the one who would be paying...)
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To: fella
If you look at this .pdf, you can probably extrapolate for a vague idea: SNAP monthly
25 posted on 10/16/2013 10:17:03 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: imemyself

Richland county here in SC works out the same percentage. I expected higher too.


26 posted on 10/16/2013 10:17:15 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: dfwgator

Yeah, something like that. Meanwhile, we have seen that the SNAP resources are being repacked in containers and shipped to places like Kenya and elsewhere Obama has African family or allies.


27 posted on 10/16/2013 10:17:47 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: Old Sarge

Yay!


28 posted on 10/16/2013 10:17:50 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: dfwgator

Bingo. Only person I know who I honestly felt needed Food Stamps was a lady with five kids who lived next-door to us. She was a stay-at-home mom. Her husband was murdered. Not a lot of good options for her after that.

The other 98% are just looking for freebies.


29 posted on 10/16/2013 10:21:26 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: VanDeKoik

The source is the USDA website which has been shut down. (Funny, I accessed it recently.)


30 posted on 10/16/2013 10:22:12 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: fatnotlazy

Allegheny County must have more. I would think there were nearly 157,000 just within the City of Pittsburgh alone.


31 posted on 10/16/2013 10:23:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Silentgypsy

York Co., SC......14% up 192 %


32 posted on 10/16/2013 10:23:51 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: informavoracious

My response was to fella re: post #10. Washington DC was not recognized. I tried by zip code, then by accessing additional data on USDA site where the tool was originally obtained. USDA site is currently down. I entered my zip and got the data for my county.


33 posted on 10/16/2013 10:25:28 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: seeker41

Interesting ....

I got the same exact numbers for my county. Do you live in Florida?


34 posted on 10/16/2013 10:27:03 AM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Silentgypsy

There are 6,494 people on SNAP in my county, which is 18%. I’m actually surprised it is not higher. It is a 79% increase since 2000, but it is very noticeable that the biggest increases have occurred since 2008, until then it was pretty steady at about 8%-10%.


35 posted on 10/16/2013 10:29:04 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Alice in Wonderland

Why yes I do...Between G’ville and Ocala.


36 posted on 10/16/2013 10:29:16 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: Hardraade

I don’t know that it would be selective. Suspect that the Extortionist-in-Chief wants to cause as much pain and chaos as possible. (Please give Mesta my best.)


37 posted on 10/16/2013 10:30:15 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: LucyT; melancholy

Please note, I’m NOT one of them.


38 posted on 10/16/2013 10:31:46 AM PDT by azishot
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To: GeronL

I did it for you. 8%. Better than my county.


39 posted on 10/16/2013 10:32:51 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: seeker41

too funny ... I’m close to CR318


40 posted on 10/16/2013 10:35:58 AM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Silentgypsy

Oh, it is. There’s a clear link. Apply for SNAP (or continuance), and you get Democrat voter reg forms.

It’s in the light of day, just as the link between Tea Party and getting rectal exams by the IRS.


41 posted on 10/16/2013 10:40:56 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: Hardraade

42 posted on 10/16/2013 10:41:57 AM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: Alice in Wonderland

Know it, we are neighbors:)


43 posted on 10/16/2013 10:45:49 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: seeker41

Los Angeles: 1,015,481... 9% of population.. up 44 %


44 posted on 10/16/2013 10:50:24 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: Daffynition

Up 300-400% around here due to huge influx of illegals.


45 posted on 10/16/2013 10:52:10 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Silentgypsy

You can just as easy see all the nifty food-stamp population standing in the cash register line at any Wal-mart.


46 posted on 10/16/2013 10:53:11 AM PDT by lesko
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To: Silentgypsy

Wonder what the increase in SSI is.


47 posted on 10/16/2013 10:53:33 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Silentgypsy

15% in Maricopa County. If I am reading this right this has gone up 320% since the year 2000.


48 posted on 10/16/2013 10:57:22 AM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Silentgypsy
Fulton County, GA - 19%

This means that one out of every five people I encounter in the grocery store are competing over the same groceries with MY MONEY. Remove these people from the consumer pool, and watch the price of groceries fall back to where they were before Obama took office. Heck, I might actually be able to afford meat again.

49 posted on 10/16/2013 11:08:15 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Silentgypsy

Every time I go to the market I see those card being swiped by everybody. Of course this is California.


50 posted on 10/16/2013 11:08:29 AM PDT by Logical me
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