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Low-Income Persons who are SNAP Participants

Value: 29.1 percent
Measurement
Period:
2007
Location: 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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Comparison: U.S. Counties
Categories: Economy / Poverty
Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
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What is this Indicator?
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.
Why this is 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.
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.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture - Food Environment Atlas
URL of Source:   http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-environment-at...
URL of Data:   http://www.ers.usda.gov/FoodAtlas/downloadData.htm
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2006: 27.5 2007: 29.1

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Unit: percent
View the Legend

Low-Income Persons who are SNAP Participants

Value: 29.1 percent
Measurement
Period:
2007
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
[ View Every County ]
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Economy / Poverty
Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
What is this Indicator?
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.
Why this is 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.
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.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture - Food Environment Atlas
URL of Source:   http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-environment-at...
URL of Data:   http://www.ers.usda.gov/FoodAtlas/downloadData.htm
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2006: 27.5 2007: 29.1

percent

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