Children accounted for 43 percent of SNAP participants in 2017

Children accounted for 43 percent of SNAP participants in 2017

In fiscal 2017, children accounted for 43.4 percent of all SNAP participants, slightly lower than in fiscal 2016 (44.1 percent). Children younger than five made up 13.4 percent of participants in fiscal 2016, while school-age children made up 30.0 percent. Adults age 18-59 represented 43.4 percent of SNAP participants in fiscal 2017, compared with 44.1 percent in fiscal 2016. Adults age 60 and older's share of the SNAP caseload grew from 11.8 percent in fiscal 2016 to 13.1 percent in fiscal 2017.


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