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SNAP Certified Stores

This indicator shows the number of stores certified to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits per 1,000 population. SNAP stores include: supermarkets; grocery stores and convenience stores; super stores and supercenters; warehouse club stores; specialized food stores (retail bakeries, meat and seafood markets, and produce markets); and meal service providers that serve eligible persons.

SNAP Certified Stores

0.8
0.6
Comparison: U.S. Counties 

0.6

stores/1,000 population
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Dallas

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
  • Substate Region: Region 3a
  • TEA Region: Region 10
  • State: Texas

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Categories: Environment / Built Environment, Economy / Poverty, Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 3,143 U.S. counties and county equivalents.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: February 2014
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Why is this important?

SNAP, previously called the Food Stamp Program, is a federal-assistance program that provides low-income families with electronic benefit transfers (EBTs) that can be used to purchase food. The purpose of the program is to assist low-income households in obtaining adequate and nutritious diets.

The number of Americans receiving SNAP benefits reached 39.68 million in February 2010, the highest number since the Food Stamp Program began in 1939. As of June 2009, the average monthly benefit was $133.12 per person and as of November 2009, one in eight Americans and one in four children were using SNAP benefits.

SNAP Certified Stores : Time Series

2008: 0.5 2009: 0.5 2010: 0.6 2011: 0.7 2012: 0.6

stores/1,000 population

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SNAP Certified Stores

Comparison: Prior Value 

0.6

stores/1,000 population
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Dallas

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
  • Substate Region: Region 3a
  • TEA Region: Region 10
  • State: Texas

View Every County

Categories: Environment / Built Environment, Economy / Poverty, Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: February 2014

Why is this important?

SNAP, previously called the Food Stamp Program, is a federal-assistance program that provides low-income families with electronic benefit transfers (EBTs) that can be used to purchase food. The purpose of the program is to assist low-income households in obtaining adequate and nutritious diets.

The number of Americans receiving SNAP benefits reached 39.68 million in February 2010, the highest number since the Food Stamp Program began in 1939. As of June 2009, the average monthly benefit was $133.12 per person and as of November 2009, one in eight Americans and one in four children were using SNAP benefits.

SNAP Certified Stores : Time Series

2008: 0.5 2009: 0.5 2010: 0.6 2011: 0.7 2012: 0.6

stores/1,000 population

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View by:

Create Indicator Comparison Report