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County Explorer January Update: Childhood Poverty, CHIP Benefits and more

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35%

Childhood Poverty

35% of counties had more than a quarter of children living in poverty in 2016.

$63B

SNAP Benefits

$63 billion in federal funding went to county residents through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 2016.

$75B

Medicaid & CHIP Benefits

$75 billion in Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) benefits went to residents of small counties in 2016.

52%

Human Services Expenditures

52% of the nation’s counties spent more than $58 billion in human services in 2015.

2

State Homelessness

2 states saw their homeless population grow in double digits in 2017.

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