Special Report

Cities Where the Most Families Need Food Stamps

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25. Pharr, Texas
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 33.1%
> Poverty rate: 28.3% — 59th highest of 1,703 cities
> Median household income: $40,513 — 111th lowest of 1,703 cities
> Unemployment rate: 5.1% — 848th lowest of 1,703 cities

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24. Paterson, New Jersey
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 33.4%
> Poverty rate: 25.2% — 123rd highest of 1,703 cities
> Median household income: $45,141 — 228th lowest of 1,703 cities
> Unemployment rate: 7.4% — 265th highest of 1,703 cities

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23. Jamestown, New York
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 34.0%
> Poverty rate: 28.5% — 58th highest of 1,703 cities
> Median household income: $34,767 — 36th lowest of 1,703 cities
> Unemployment rate: 6.8% — 392nd highest of 1,703 cities

22. San Luis, Arizona
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 34.1%
> Poverty rate: 23.1% — 186th highest of 1,703 cities
> Median household income: $41,648 — 134th lowest of 1,703 cities
> Unemployment rate: 10.2% — 62nd highest of 1,703 cities

21. Holyoke, Massachusetts
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 34.2%
> Poverty rate: 27.5% — 72nd highest of 1,703 cities
> Median household income: $42,537 — 159th lowest of 1,703 cities
> Unemployment rate: 7.1% — 333rd highest of 1,703 cities

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