9:25 am November 3, 2011, by David Markiewicz
Georgia had 1,851,586 people on food stamps in August, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as noted in The Wall Street Journal.
That’s 19 percent of the population.
Georgia ranks among the highest in the category. Mississippi had the highest percentage of recipients at 21.5 percent.
Wyoming had only 6 percent.
Southeast states generally had the largest percentage of people on food stamps, with Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina all over 18 percent.
Nationwide, nearly 15 percent used food stamps.
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