Special Report

Counties Going Hungry in Every State

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Massachusetts: Suffolk County
> County pop. with inconsistent access to food: 13.7% (107,030 people)
> State pop. with inconsistent access to food: 9.0% (616,090 people)
> County poverty rate: 19.6% (state: 10.5%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 18.7%
> Households in rural areas: 0.0%

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Michigan: Wayne County
> County pop. with inconsistent access to food: 19.5% (344,440 people)
> State pop. with inconsistent access to food: 13.7% (1,369,250 people)
> County poverty rate: 23.7% (state: 14.2%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 21.8%
> Households in rural areas: 0.6%

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Minnesota: Mahnomen County
> County pop. with inconsistent access to food: 13.5% (740 people)
> State pop. with inconsistent access to food: 9.1% (504,760 people)
> County poverty rate: 22.7% (state: 9.5%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 22.2%
> Households in rural areas: 100.0%

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Mississippi: Jefferson County
> County pop. with inconsistent access to food: 36.3% (2,710 people)
> State pop. with inconsistent access to food: 19.2% (573,610 people)
> County poverty rate: 47.0% (state: 19.8%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 33.7%
> Households in rural areas: 100.0%

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Missouri: St. Louis city
> County pop. with inconsistent access to food: 23.3% (73,300 people)
> State pop. with inconsistent access to food: 14.2% (865,400 people)
> County poverty rate: 25.0% (state: 13.4%)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 22.3%
> Households in rural areas: 0.0%

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