* Updates for this data series are no longer available from the USDA because the SNAP Data System program was discontinued. Rate refers to population receiving benefits, not the total population or the eligible population. Imputed counties use the state average. Some values imputed (see note).
Years Available: 2000–2010
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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. **National total based on national total of benefits divided by total number of participants and by the number of months. ***This variable estimates average monthly benefits per participant over the course of a year. Data for the following counties for the following years were not available: 2004-2006: Kalawao County, HI 2008: Buffalo County, SD; Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area, AK; Kalawao County, HI; San Juan County, CO; Nantucket County, MA. A # symbol indicates the following: From 2000-2003, some Virginia values are pro-rated using caseloads from the original Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) figures to conform to the Census definition of counties and county equivalents. A ! symbol indicates the following: From 2000-2002, when benefit data were not available by county, they have been imputed using the average moneth benefit per participant for the state. State average monthly benefit per participant used where county-level records not available.