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How many people in Georgia are on Food Stamps? – 2023 Update

Georgia is on the list of the top 10 states with the most people on food stamps. Additionally, when compared to the percentage of people on food stamps in the entire United States, Georgia is above the national average. In this post, we will provide the latest update on the total number of people on food stamps in Georgia in 2023, including the percentage of the state’s population on SNAP.

Additionally, we will compare Georgia’s number to the national average for the United States.

"Number of People on Food Stamps in Georgia"

About Food Stamps In Georgia

SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program provides nutritional support for low-income individuals and families, seniors, and people with disabilities living on fixed incomes.

The program provides monthly food assistance to eligible low‑income households.

To be eligible, households generally must earn less than 130 percent of the federal poverty level.

Georgia food stamps benefits can be used to buy most groceries, including online at select grocery stores like Walmart and Amazon.

For 2023, the maximum food stamps benefit for an individual is $281 a month, while a family of four can receive a maximum benefit of $939.

There are multiple ways to apply for food stamps in Georgia, including online and in person at the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) offices.

Number of People on Food Stamps in Georgia – 2023 Update

Here’s a summary of the latest data on food stamps participation in Georgia:

  • Total Number of Georgia Households Receiving Food Stamps: 789,204
  • Total Number of People in Georgia Receiving Food Stamps: 1,597,184
  • Amount of Spent on Food Stamps in Georgia for the Month: $254,385,053

For more details on the number of people receiving SNAP in Georgia, see our post on Food Stamps statistics in Georgia.

Georgia Food Stamps Statistics vs. National Average

Here’s how Georgia’s Food Stamps numbers compare to the National Data for the United States:

Georgia Food Stamps Statistics for September 2022:

Number of People on Food Stamps in Georgia
As of September 2022
September 2021 September 2022 Change
Number of People 1,547,070 1,597,184 3.2%
Number of Households 747,578 789,204 5.6%
Total Benefits ($) $348,983,120 $254,385,053 -27.1%

United States Food Stamps Statistics for September 2022:

Number of People on Food Stamps in The United States
As of September 2022
September 2021 September 2022 Change
Number of People 40,846,833 41,665,296 2.0%
Number of Households 21,402,558 21,907,553 2.4%
Total Benefits ($) $9,117,810,630 $9,338,989,005 2.4%

What Percentage of Georgia is on Food Stamps?

In the state of Georgia, approximately 15.0% of the population is receiving food stamps, as of August 2022.
This is based on the latest Census Data which estimates the population of Georgia as 10,799,566.
This compares with 12.3% of people receiving food stamps in the United States.

The
latest Census Data estimates the United States population at 331,893,745. 

Summary

Here’s the summary of the Number of People on SNAP in Georgia – 2023 Update:

  • Total Number of Georgia Households Receiving Food Stamps: 789,204
  • Total Number of People in Georgia Receiving Food Stamps: 1,597,184
  • Amount of Spent on Food Stamps in Georgia for the Month: $254,385,053

Also, see our post on who benefits the most from SNAP in Georgia.

Questions?

We hope this post on the Georgia SNAP Payment Schedule for October was helpful.

Please let us know in the comments section below if you have further questions about Georgia SNAP or EBT Card.

Also, be sure to check out our other articles about Georgia SNAP and EBT, including:

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