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The counties that are most reliant on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program tend to be rural.
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Here’s a list of the top 100 counties ranked by percent of population enrolled in SNAP. In the highest-ranked counties, more than half the population receives nutrition assistance. At the bottom of the list, about a third of a county’s population receives SNAP.
Eighty-five of the top 100 counties are rural.