• Interactive State Map: Share of Senior Households Participating in SNAP

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    This interactive map, produced in collaboration with the AARP Foundation, shows the share of all households with seniors (60+) in each state that participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at the state, metropolitan, small town, and rural levels.1

    Nationally, 4.7 million households with seniors benefited from SNAP in FY 20162. In every state of our nation, SNAP matters to seniors, whether they live in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Mountain Plains, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, or West region.





    Scroll over a state to view senior household SNAP participation percentages.

    Note: FRAC analysis of 5-year American Community Survey data (2012-2016), in collaboration with the AARP Foundation.

    1"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.

    2Source: Characteristics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Households: Fiscal Year 2016, USDA Food and Nutrition Service, November 2017.