SNAP Statistics

How many people in the Philadelphia region use SNAP (food stamps) to buy groceries?

Philadelphia County

April 2014: 475,890 people
Percent change between April 2013 and April 2014: +1.5%
Percent change between December 2007 and April 2014: +45.1%*
Note: 31% of Philadelphia residents now receive SNAP.
 

Bucks County

April 2014: 37,733 people
Percent change between April 2013 and April 2014 : -0.5%
Percent change between December 2007 and April 2014: +106.9%*
Note: 6% of Bucks County residents now receive SNAP.


Chester County

April 2014: 25,614 people
Percent change between April 2013 and April 2014: +0.1%
Percent change between December 2007 and April 2014: +114.7%*
Note: 5% of Chester County residents now receive SNAP.


Delaware County

April 2014: 65,553 people
Percent change between April 2013 and April 2014 : -0.4%
Percent change between December 2007 and April 2014 : +55.3%*
Note: 12% of Delaware County residents now receive SNAP.


Montgomery County

April 2014: 52,688 people
Percent change between April 2013 and April 2014 :  +4.2%
Percent change between December 2007 and
April 2014 : +127.8%*
Note: 6.5% of Montgomery County residents now receive SNAP.


Five-County Area

April 2014: 657,478 people

Percent change between April 2013 and April 2014 : +1.4%
Percent change between December 2007 and April 2014 : +55.3%
Note: 16% of residents in the five-county region now receive SNAP.
 

Pennsylvania

April 2014: 1,814,769 people
Percent change between April 2013 and April 2014 : +0.3%
Percent change between December 2007 and April 2014 : +55.4%
Note: 14% of Pennsylvania residents now receive SNAP.

Note: December 2007 is generally regarded as the beginning of the current economic recession. These percentages demonstrate the increase in SNAP enrollment in each area since the start of the recession.