Special Report

Counties Going Hungry in Every State

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Alabama: Greene County
> County pop. with inconsistent access to food: 29.7% (2,540 people)
> State pop. with inconsistent access to food: 16.3% (795,760 people)
> County poverty rate: 38.8% (state: 16.9%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 39.8%
> Households in rural areas: 100.0%

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Alaska: Kusilvak Census Area
> County pop. with inconsistent access to food: 27.4% (2,230 people)
> State pop. with inconsistent access to food: 13.6% (100,310 people)
> County poverty rate: 39.1% (state: 11.1%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 58.0%
> Households in rural areas: N/A

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Arizona: Apache County
> County pop. with inconsistent access to food: 24.2% (17,330 people)
> State pop. with inconsistent access to food: 14.0% (979,170 people)
> County poverty rate: 35.9% (state: 14.9%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 26.3%
> Households in rural areas: 78.2%

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Arkansas: Phillips County
> County pop. with inconsistent access to food: 29.5% (5,750 people)
> State pop. with inconsistent access to food: 17.3% (518,960 people)
> County poverty rate: 33.0% (state: 16.4%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 30.8%
> Households in rural areas: 49.0%

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California: Siskiyou County
> County pop. with inconsistent access to food: 16.9% (7,340 people)
> State pop. with inconsistent access to food: 11.0% (4,354,400 people)
> County poverty rate: 20.7% (state: 13.3%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 12.1%
> Households in rural areas: 68.4%

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