Program Data

Lifeline Participation

USAC estimates the Lifeline participation based on the 2017 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 2018.

State 2018 Subscribers Average 2017 ACS Lifeline Eligible Households1 2018 Lifeline Participation Rate
ALABAMA 128,619 644,619 20%
ALASKA 26,729 73,647 36%
ARIZONA 193,398 816,953 24%
ARKANSAS 84,215 456,488 18%
CALIFORNIA 1,636,310 4,276,105 38%
COLORADO 67,286 580,089 12%
CONNECTICUT 85,516 414,344 21%
DELAWARE 25,975 108,232 24%
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 21,302 120,909 18%
FLORIDA 705,881 2,354,617 30%
GEORGIA 344,758 1,198,379 29%
HAWAII 8,544 133,081 6%
IDAHO 15,022 177,696 8%
ILLINOIS 265,907 1,414,788 19%
INDIANA 158,600 793,616 20%
IOWA 53,492 383,374 14%
KANSAS 45,750 317,191 14%
KENTUCKY 164,329 682,736 24%
LOUISIANA 199,310 716,758 28%
MAINE 24,884 168,949 15%
MARYLAND 163,003 548,485 30%
MASSACHUSETTS 167,806 925,131 18%
MICHIGAN 387,708 1,236,098 31%
MINNESOTA 79,016 573,020 14%
MISSISSIPPI 93,358 455,949 20%
MISSOURI 115,632 722,488 16%
MONTANA 4,825 135,849 4%
NEBRASKA 5,752 200,217 3%
NEVADA 88,357 298,258 30%
NEW HAMPSHIRE 11,618 128,894 9%
NEW JERSEY 205,191 829,388 25%
NEW MEXICO 90,368 312,409 29%
NEW YORK 771,259 2,664,348 29%
NORTH CAROLINA 237,201 1,251,732 19%
NORTH DAKOTA 5,582 92,071 6%
OHIO 408,106 1,485,383 27%
OKLAHOMA 167,526 486,491 34%
OREGON 49,806 504,385 10%
PENNSYLVANIA 428,025 1,621,386 26%
PUERTO RICO 479,140 809,315 59%
RHODE ISLAND 36,163 152,931 24%
SOUTH CAROLINA 131,803 650,419 20%
SOUTH DAKOTA 7,696 105,021 7%
TENNESSEE 224,165 864,125 26%
TEXAS 483,480 2,907,144 17%
UTAH 26,145 223,427 12%
VERMONT 11,158 96,119 12%
VIRGINIA 116,994 791,983 15%
WASHINGTON 139,137 741,566 19%
WEST VIRGINIA 67,205 284,689 24%
WISCONSIN 145,167 654,538 22%
WYOMING 2,023 59,637 3%
TOTAL 9,606,238 38,645,467 25%

*This information is updated annually and is available in Excel format here .

Lifeline Disbursement Data

The Lifeline Program’s Funding Disbursement tool enables companies to use various search methods to locate payment data for any month beginning in January 2004.