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Low-Income Persons who are SNAP Participants

This indicator shows the percentage of low-income persons who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Low-income persons are defined as people living in a household with an income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

Low-Income Persons who are SNAP Participants

31.5
21.9
Comparison: U.S. Counties 

29.1

percent
Measurement Period: 2007

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: Economy / Poverty, Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 3,141 U.S. counties and county equivalents.
Please note that this indicator will no longer be updated by the source.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
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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.

Low-Income Persons who are SNAP Participants : Time Series

2006: 27.5 2007: 29.1

percent

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Low-Income Persons who are SNAP Participants

Comparison: Prior Value 

29.1

percent
Measurement Period: 2007

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: 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.
Please note that this indicator will no longer be updated by the source.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

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.

Low-Income Persons who are SNAP Participants : Time Series

2006: 27.5 2007: 29.1

percent

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