Special Report

Counties Going Hungry in Every State

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Virginia: Petersburg city
> County pop. with inconsistent access to food: 25.9% (8,280 people)
> State pop. with inconsistent access to food: 10.2% (863,390 people)
> County poverty rate: 27.6% (state: 10.6%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 27.0%
> Households in rural areas: 2.0%

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Washington: Whitman County
> County pop. with inconsistent access to food: 18.3% (8,760 people)
> State pop. with inconsistent access to food: 11.5% (848,990 people)
> County poverty rate: 27.5% (state: 11.0%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 10.8%
> Households in rural areas: 31.2%

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West Virginia: McDowell County
> County pop. with inconsistent access to food: 19.9% (3,930 people)
> State pop. with inconsistent access to food: 14.8% (268,070 people)
> County poverty rate: 34.9% (state: 19.1%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 30.5%
> Households in rural areas: 86.1%

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Wisconsin: Menominee County
> County pop. with inconsistent access to food: 17.2% (780 people)
> State pop. with inconsistent access to food: 10.0% (578,480 people)
> County poverty rate: 35.8% (state: 11.3%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 30.7%
> Households in rural areas: 100.0%

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Wyoming: Albany County
> County pop. with inconsistent access to food: 16.3% (6,170 people)
> State pop. with inconsistent access to food: 12.3% (71,060 people)
> County poverty rate: 23.0% (state: 11.3%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 4.3%
> Households in rural areas: 17.4%

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