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Lifeline Participation

USAC estimates the Lifeline participation based on the 2016 U.S. Census American Community Survey (ACS). The total number of subscribers in the estimate is based on the numbers reported to USAC via the National Lifeline Accountability Database (NLAD) in 2017.

State

2017 Average Lifeline Subscribers

2016 Est. Lifeline Eligible Households1

2017 Est. Lifeline Participation Rate

Alabama

153,090

666,605

23%

Alaska

32,453

68,848

47%

Arizona

217,924

842,243

26%

Arkansas

84,172

450,855

19%

California

1,784,110

4,400,944

41%

Colorado

77,504

587,097

13%

Connecticut

103,867

414,154

25%

Delaware

29,511

100,495

29%

District Of Columbia

33,697

128,093

26%

Florida

700,215

2,392,166

29%

Georgia

391,404

1,199,419

33%

Hawaii

11,985

133,935

9%

Idaho

14,436

182,516

8%

Illinois

344,704

1,462,662

24%

Indiana

178,786

789,563

23%

Iowa

63,159

388,192

16%

Kansas

56,356

322,708

17%

Kentucky

201,888

678,822

30%

Louisiana

223,185

683,452

33%

Maine

31,595

169,058

19%

Maryland

181,163

559,819

32%

Massachusetts

184,305

917,302

20%

Michigan

411,097

1,242,219

33%

Minnesota

89,591

587,459

15%

Mississippi

113,353

457,284

25%

Missouri

130,961

720,592

18%

Montana

4,990

138,349

4%

Nebraska

6,554

205,016

3%

Nevada

92,598

299,766

31%

New Hampshire

14,196

124,547

11%

New Jersey

219,686

848,630

26%

New Mexico

94,876

307,361

31%

New York

770,885

2,639,649

29%

North Carolina

273,521

1,265,629

22%

North Dakota

7,346

90,740

8%

Ohio

474,159

1,495,914

32%

Oklahoma

190,077

498,593

38%

Oregon

46,488

487,269

10%

Pennsylvania

473,566

1,585,346

30%

Puerto Rico

521,862

806,926

65%

Rhode Island

40,295

157,240

26%

South Carolina

161,508

636,692

25%

South Dakota

8,736

101,998

9%

Tennessee

249,947

867,269

29%

Texas

640,109

2,948,283

22%

Utah

29,359

230,459

13%

Vermont

15,441

95,911

16%

Virginia

147,291

815,331

18%

Washington

148,827

760,514

20%

West Virginia

81,503

280,582

29%

Wisconsin

159,003

664,835

24%

Wyoming

2,541

61,024

4%

TOTAL

10,719,875

38,960,375

28%

1USAC estimates the number of households eligible for Lifeline based on the U.S. Census American Community Survey.