New data in January
35% of counties had more than a quarter of children living in poverty in 2016.
$63 billion in federal funding went to county residents through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 2016.
|Medicaid & CHIP Benefits
$75 billion in Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) benefits went to residents of small counties in 2016.
|Human Services Expenditures
52% of the nation’s counties spent more than $58 billion in human services in 2015.
2 states saw their homeless population grow in double digits in 2017.