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January County Explorer update: SNAP benefits, childhood poverty and more

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    January County Explorer update: SNAP benefits, childhood poverty and more

    County Explorer

    New data in January

    $62B

    SNAP Benefits

    In 2017, county residents received $62 billion in federal funding through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

    32%

    SNAP Recipient Households

    In 2017, 32% of SNAP recipient households were in a SNAP county-administered state.*

    29%

    Childhood Poverty

    29% of counties had more than a quarter of children living in poverty in 2017.

    $77B

    Medicaid and CHIP Benefits

    In 2017, residents of small counties—counties with less than 50,000 residents—received more than $77 billion in Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) benefits.

    $59B

    Human Services Expenditures

    In 2016, the nation’s counties invested more than $59 billion in human services.†

    5

    State Homelessness

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

    *10 states share SNAP administration with county agencies: California, Colorado, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.
    †Data are from the US Bureau of the Census, Survey of State and Local Government Finance, which provides government finance statistics for two-thirds of counties with county governments.

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    New data in January: SNAP benefits, SNAP recipient households, childhood poverty, Medicaid and CHIP benefits, human services expenditures and state homelessness
    2019-01-24
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    2019-01-24

New data in January

$62B

SNAP Benefits

In 2017, county residents received $62 billion in federal funding through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

32%

SNAP Recipient Households

In 2017, 32% of SNAP recipient households were in a SNAP county-administered state.*

29%

Childhood Poverty

29% of counties had more than a quarter of children living in poverty in 2017.

$77B

Medicaid and CHIP Benefits

In 2017, residents of small counties—counties with less than 50,000 residents—received more than $77 billion in Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) benefits.

$59B

Human Services Expenditures

In 2016, the nation’s counties invested more than $59 billion in human services.†

5

State Homelessness

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

*10 states share SNAP administration with county agencies: California, Colorado, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.
†Data are from the US Bureau of the Census, Survey of State and Local Government Finance, which provides government finance statistics for two-thirds of counties with county governments.

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