Every county in the St. Croix River Valley, except Burnett County, has lower proportions of their residents receiving SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits than the rest of the state.
Counties closer to the Twin Cities metro (Chisago, Washington, Pierce and St. Croix) have substantially lower proportions of residents receiving SNAP benefits compared to those further away (Polk and Burnett).
The proportion of households in the Wisconsin, St. Croix River Valley counties that were receiving SNAP benefits generally increased until the mid-2010s and have been flat to falling since that time.
Burnett County has consistently had a higher proportion of its residents receiving SNAP benefits than for Wisconsin as a whole.
The proportion of Polk County households receiving SNAP benefits has closely followed the state average, while Pierce and St. Croix have consistently been well below the Wisconsin average.
The proportion of households in the Minnesota counties in the St. Croix River Valley that receive SNAP benefits increased fairly steadily until 2016; Chisago County has seen a decline since then and Washington County has remained fairly constant since 2015.
Both Chisago and Washington Counties have generally had lower proportions of their residents receiving SNAP benefits than for Minnesota as a whole.
Washington County has consistently had a substantially lower proportion of its households receiving SNAP benefits than Chisago County or the state of Minnesota.