SNAP Matters in Every Community—Metros, Small Towns, and Rural Communities
Interactive Data Tool
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This interactive map provides household SNAP participation rates at the county level in each state, based on American Community Survey 5-Year data (2012-2016). Counties are grouped into three categories: Metro, Small Town, and Rural. Use the buttons at the top to select or deselect the different categories. Scroll over a county to view household SNAP participation rates. Click on a county to zoom in, and click on that county again to zoom out to national scope.
★See the list below the map for state fact sheets. These fact sheets contain information on the share of households in the state from metro, small town, and rural counties that participate in SNAP; the percentage of SNAP households with working members; the percentage that receive TANF; and the percentage with children.
FRAC analysis in collaboration with Punam Ohri-Vachaspati, PhD, RD, Professor, Arizona State University.
Source: 5-year American Community Survey (ACS) data, 2012-2016.
Notes: "Metro counties" are those contained within Metropolitan Statistical Areas, as delineated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB); each of which contains at least one Census Bureau-delineated urbanized area of 50,000 or more people. "Small town counties" are those contained within Micropolitan Statistical Areas, as delineated by OMB, each containing at least one Census Bureau-delineated urban cluster of between 10,000 and 50,000 people. "Rural counties" consist of non-metropolitan and non-micropolitan areas. Margins of error were calculated based on a 90% confidence level.