Fifteen percent of the American people are on Food-Stamps and this increased by 1.8% in January 2013 compared with a year earlier. The total number of those on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [SNAP] this year has reached 47.3 million which accounts for nearly "one in seven Americans." Mississippi with 22% is the state with with the highest number of citizens relying on Food-Stamps. Twelve states saw the use of Food-Stamps decrease including Oregon, Maine, Missouri, Texas, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Idaho, North Dakota, Utah and North Carolina. The nations capital Washington, DC was slightly higher than Mississippi with 23%. Wyoming had the lowest number of citizens on Food-Stamps in the country standing at 7%. One out of five citizens in Louisiana, Tennessee and Georgia are now listed on Food-Stamps.