Special Report

Counties Going Hungry in Every State

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Kansas: Riley County
> County pop. with inconsistent access to food: 17.5% (13,240 people)
> State pop. with inconsistent access to food: 12.7% (370,860 people)
> County poverty rate: 22.0% (state: 11.9%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 5.5%
> Households in rural areas: 15.8%

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Kentucky: Magoffin County
> County pop. with inconsistent access to food: 22.5% (2,880 people)
> State pop. with inconsistent access to food: 14.9% (662,360 people)
> County poverty rate: 28.6% (state: 17.2%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 35.5%
> Households in rural areas: 100.0%

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Louisiana: East Carroll Parish
> County pop. with inconsistent access to food: 33.1% (2,420 people)
> State pop. with inconsistent access to food: 16.5% (773,850 people)
> County poverty rate: 48.2% (state: 19.7%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 31.5%
> Households in rural areas: 37.3%

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Maine: Aroostook County
> County pop. with inconsistent access to food: 15.4% (10,620 people)
> State pop. with inconsistent access to food: 12.9% (172,650 people)
> County poverty rate: 17.5% (state: 11.1%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 22.3%
> Households in rural areas: 82.5%

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Maryland: Baltimore city
> County pop. with inconsistent access to food: 21.3% (131,860 people)
> State pop. with inconsistent access to food: 10.7% (650,200 people)
> County poverty rate: 22.4% (state: 9.3%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 25.3%
> Households in rural areas: 0.0%

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