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Percent Change in SNAP-authorized Stores (2008-) (County)

Source: USDA ERS Food Environment Atlas, Economic Research Service (Department of Agriculture)
Topic: Social WelfareSubtopic: Food AssistanceCategory: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Product: Local StatsDate Updated: June 2016Update Tips
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    * Data measures percent change from 2008 to a certain year. Use with caution.

    Years Available: 2008-2009, 2008-2010, 2008-2011, 2008-2012

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    General Notes: *Median value gives the value for the "average" county for this metric, the 50th percentile of all counties reporting data. **The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as the Food Stamp Program, is a Food and Nutrition Service funded program that offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. Stores authorized for SNAP include: supermarkets; large, medium and small grocery stores and convenience stores; super stores and supercenters; warehouse club stores; specialized foodstores (retail bakeries, meat and seafood markets, and produce markets); and meal service providers that serve eligible persons.


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