SNAP Statistics

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

Philadelphia County

May 2016: 492,805 people
Percent change between May 2015 and May 2016: +0.4%
Percent change between December 2007 and May 2016: 50.2%
 

Bucks County

May 2016: 38,796 people
Percent change between May 2015 and May 2016: +4.0%
Percent change between December 2007 and May 2016: 112.7%


Chester County

May 2016: 26,411 people
Percent change between May 2015 and May 2016: +3.0%
Percent change between December 2007 and May 2016: 121.4%


Delaware County

May 2016: 71,509 people
Percent change between May 2015 and May 2016: +3.8%
Percent change between December 2007 and May 2016: 69.4%


Montgomery County

May 2016: 55,027 people
Percent change between May 2015 and May 2016: +0.3%
Percent change between December 2007 and May 2016: 137.8%

Five-County Area

May 2016: 684,545 people
Percent change between May 2015 and May 2016: +1.0%
Percent change between December 2007 and May 2016: 61.6%


Pennsylvania
May 2016: 1,882,211 people
Percent change between May 2015 and May 2016: +2.3%
Percent change between December 2007 and May 2016: 64.7%


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.