12.2% of households in Pepperell received food stamps in 2017


Pepperell ranked 75th in Massachusetts for the percentage of households receiving food stamps in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

122 of 999 Pepperell households (12.2 percent) received food stamps. Pepperell's population reached 2,538 people in 2017.

The city with the largest percentage of households receiving food stamps in the state was Devens, which had 114 of 224 households receiving food stamps, 38.7 percent more than Pepperell. In 2017 the population of Devens was 1,776.

The city with the lowest percentage of households receiving food stamps in the state was Lunenburg, which had 7 of 743 households receiving food stamps, 11.3 percent less than Pepperell. In 2017 the population of Lunenburg was 1,955.

See the cities with the highest percentage of households receiving food stamps below.

Top food stamp cities in 2017
Rank
City
Total Households
Total households receiving food stamps
Percentage of households receiving food stamps
1
Devens
224
114
50.9
2
Lawrence
25807
11132
43.1
3
Springfield
56331
21599
38.3
4
Holyoke
15403
5397
35
5
Wareham Center
1653
576
34.8
6
Warren
496
157
31.7
7
Brockton
32200
9553
29.7
8
Lynn
32981
9763
29.6
9
Turners Falls
2001
580
29
10
Onset
501
145
28.9
11
Fall River
38611
10956
28.4
12
Chelsea
12723
3571
28.1
13
Orange
1585
424
26.8
14
New Bedford
39491
10492
26.6
15
Lowell
38965
9674
24.8
16
Smith Mills
1975
472
23.9
17
Webster
4671
1105
23.7
18
North Adams
5839
1376
23.6
19
Townsend
591
136
23
20
Worcester
70792
16289
23
21
Athol
3452
781
22.6
22
Gardner
8254
1855
22.5
23
Spencer
2587
568
22
24
Chicopee
22987
4985
21.7
25
Fitchburg
14828
3075
20.7
26
Pittsfield
19309
3974
20.6
27
Everett
15591
3182
20.4
28
Ware
2504
509
20.3
29
Winchendon
1535
312
20.3
30
Belchertown
1149
231
20.1
31
Boston
263229
52145
19.8
32
Chester
302
59
19.5
33
Taunton
22273
4293
19.3
34
Randolph
12192
2276
18.7
35
South Dennis
1720
317
18.4
36
North Plymouth
1510
257
17
37
Shelburne Falls
929
157
16.9
38
Haverhill
24155
3983
16.5
39
Salem
18294
3003
16.4
40
Middleborough Center
2815
459
16.3
41
Falmouth
2044
332
16.2
42
White Island Shores
739
120
16.2
43
Fiskdale
1124
181
16.1
44
Huntington
298
48
16.1
45
Adams
2648
421
15.9
46
Leominster
16563
2641
15.9
47
Madaket
106
16
15.1
48
Millers Falls
469
71
15.1
49
Acushnet Center
1223
184
15
50
Raynham Center
1534
230
15
51
Salisbury
2187
329
15
52
East Pepperell
692
102
14.7
53
Northampton
11406
1664
14.6
54
Revere
19977
2883
14.4
55
Shirley
726
104
14.3
56
Clinton
2886
407
14.1
57
Malden
23028
3222
14
58
Attleboro
17094
2366
13.8
59
Peabody
21467
2970
13.8
60
Baldwinville
808
111
13.7
61
Marion Center
439
60
13.7
62
Whitinsville
2545
348
13.7
63
North Seekonk
1040
141
13.6
64
Deerfield
245
33
13.5
65
Monson Center
833
111
13.3
66
Westfield
15276
2023
13.2
67
Great Barrington
1183
154
13
68
Orleans
1030
133
12.9
69
Oxford
2347
298
12.7
70
Lenox
1032
130
12.6
71
South Amherst
1544
195
12.6
72
Barre
502
63
12.5
73
East Falmouth
2693
334
12.4
74
Foxborough
2429
301
12.4
75
Pepperell
999
122
12.2
76
Cheshire
199
24
12.1
77
Groton
514
62
12.1
78
Framingham
27770
3311
11.9
79
Northfield
507
60
11.8
80
Plymouth
3212
377
11.7
81
Beverly
16408
1887
11.5
82
Harwich Port
872
100
11.5
83
Lee
809
92
11.4
84
Quincy
40167
4583
11.4
85
North Brookfield
848
95
11.2
86
Dennis Port
1660
184
11.1
87
Blandford
156
17
10.9
88
West Dennis
1172
128
10.9
89
Gloucester
12906
1375
10.7
90
Chatham
719
76
10.6
91
Rutland
865
92
10.6
92
East Douglas
1027
108
10.5
93
Williamstown
1029
107
10.4
94
South Yarmouth
5060
517
10.2
95
Milford
10002
1012
10.1
96
North Eastham
862
87
10.1
97
Ipswich
1832
184
10
98
Swampscott
5457
548
10
99
Bridgewater
2404
238
9.9
100
Saugus
10210
1014
9.9

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