Special Report

Cities Where the Most Families Need Food Stamps

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10. Camden, New Jersey
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 38.9%
> Poverty rate: 33.6% — 20th highest of 1,703 cities
> Median household income: $28,623 — 4th lowest of 1,703 cities
> Unemployment rate: 13.9% — 9th highest of 1,703 cities

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9. Saginaw, Michigan
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 38.9%
> Poverty rate: 34.6% — 16th highest of 1,703 cities
> Median household income: $30,845 — 12th lowest of 1,703 cities
> Unemployment rate: 11.1% — 39th highest of 1,703 cities

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8. Lawrence, Massachusetts
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 39.0%
> Poverty rate: 21.0% — 252nd highest of 1,703 cities
> Median household income: $45,045 — 224th lowest of 1,703 cities
> Unemployment rate: 11.0% — 41st highest of 1,703 cities

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7. Flint, Michigan
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 39.5%
> Poverty rate: 37.3% — 8th highest of 1,703 cities
> Median household income: $30,383 — 11th lowest of 1,703 cities
> Unemployment rate: 19.5% — 2nd highest of 1,703 cities

6. East St. Louis, Illinois
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 40.8%
> Poverty rate: 30.6% — 37th highest of 1,703 cities
> Median household income: $24,009 — the lowest of 1,703 cities
> Unemployment rate: 13.1% — 15th highest of 1,703 cities

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