Special Report

Cities Where the Most Families Need Food Stamps

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5. Reading, Pennsylvania
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 41.2%
> Poverty rate: 30.9% — 36th highest of 1,703 cities
> Median household income: $35,745 — 45th lowest of 1,703 cities
> Unemployment rate: 11.4% — 31st highest of 1,703 cities

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4. Chester, Pennsylvania
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 41.4%
> Poverty rate: 30.4% — 42nd highest of 1,703 cities
> Median household income: $32,867 — 21st lowest of 1,703 cities
> Unemployment rate: 14.3% — 7th highest of 1,703 cities

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3. Hialeah, Florida
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 41.5%
> Poverty rate: 19.6% — 326th highest of 1,703 cities
> Median household income: $38,471 — 79th lowest of 1,703 cities
> Unemployment rate: 4.1% — 448th lowest of 1,703 cities

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2. Leisure City, Florida
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 43.8%
> Poverty rate: 23.5% — 172nd highest of 1,703 cities
> Median household income: $36,611 — 53rd lowest of 1,703 cities
> Unemployment rate: 8.0% — 191st highest of 1,703 cities

1. Kiryas Joel, New York
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 46.6%
> Poverty rate: 41.3% — 3rd highest of 1,703 cities
> Median household income: $35,437 — 43rd lowest of 1,703 cities
> Unemployment rate: 3.5% — 231st lowest of 1,703 cities

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