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Children accounted for 44 percent of SNAP participants in 2014

Children accounted for 44 percent of SNAP participants in 2014
In fiscal 2014, children accounted for 44.2 percent of all SNAP participants, nearly the same as in fiscal 2013 (44.4 percent). Children younger than five made up 13.9 percent of participants in fiscal 2014, down from 14.3 percent the prior year. Adults age 18-59 represented 45.7 percent of SNAP participants in fiscal 2014, compared with 46.4 percent in fiscal 2013. Adults age 60 and older’s share of the SNAP caseload grew from 9.3 percent in fiscal 2013 to 10.1 percent in fiscal 2014.

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Last updated: Friday, June 03, 2016

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