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United States
Profile of Hunger, Poverty, and Federal Nutrition Programs
Demographics, Poverty, and Food Insecurity
Population (2018)
Value
Total People
327,167,434
Children (Under Age 18)
73,399,344
Income and Poverty (2017)
Value
Median Household Income
$60,336
Rank Among States (Best to Worst)
N/A
Total People Living In Poverty
42,583,652
Poverty Rate
13.4%
Rank Among States (Worst to Best)
N/A
Children (Under Age 18) Living In Poverty
13,353,202
Child Poverty Rate
18.4%
Rank Among States (Worst to Best)
N/A
Total People Living Below 185% of Federal Poverty Level
90,088,208
Food Insecurity and Food Hardship
Value
Number of Households that are Food Insecure (2015–2017, 3-year average)
15,532,317
Percent of Households that are Food Insecure (2015-2017, 3-year average)
12.3%
Number of Households that are Very Low Food Secure (2015–2017, 3-year average)
6,061,392
Percent of Households that are Very Low Food Secure (2015–2017, 3-year average)
4.8%
Percent of Households Struggling Against Food Hardship (2016-2017, 2-year average)
15.4%
Federal Nutrition Programs
School Breakfast Program (School Year 2017–2018)
Value
Average Daily Student Participation
14,610,076
Free and Reduced-Price Students
12,452,485
Paid Students
2,157,591
Change in Free and Reduced-Price Participation in Last 10 Years
49.3%
Free and Reduced-Price Students Participating in School Breakfast per 100 in School Lunch
57.0
Rank Among States (Best to Worst)
N/A
Additional Free and Reduced-Price Students Served if Reached School Breakfast to Lunch Ratio of 70:100
2,840,010
Additional Federal Dollars State Would Receive if Participation Ratio Reached 70:100
$804,699,574
Number of Schools Participating
89,377
Schools Offering School Breakfast per 100 Offering School Lunch
93.2
Federal Funding for School Breakfast
$4,252,265,384
School Breakfast Mandate in State Law (Yes/No)
N/A
National School Lunch Program (School Year 2017–2018)
Value
Average Daily Student Participation
29,521,936
Free and Reduced-Price Students
21,846,422
Paid Students
7,675,514
Number of Schools Participating
95,939
Federal Funding for School Lunch
$12,250,612,026
Summer Nutrition Participation (July 2017)
Value
Average Daily Summer Nutrition Participation in July
3,021,791
July Summer Food Service Participation
1,953,537
July National School Lunch Participation in Free and Reduced-Price Lunch
1,068,254
Change in Average Daily Summer Nutrition Participation in Last 10 Years
0.0%
Summer Nutrition Participation as a Ratio to Regular Year Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Participation
15.0
Rank Among States (Best to Worst)
N/A
Additional Low-Income Children Served if Reached Ratio of 40:100
5,030,534
Additional Federal Dollars State Would Receive if Reached Ratio of 40:100
$379,302,240
Number of Summer Food Service Sponsors
5,512
Number of Summer Food Service Sites
48,798
Federal Funding for Summer Food Service Program
$423,711,022
SNAP/Food Stamp Program
Value
Average Monthly Participation (Individuals) (FY 2018)
40,324,452
Change in Participation in Last 5 Years (FY 2013–FY 2018)
-15.3%
Average Monthly Benefit per Person (FY 2018)
$125
Participation Rate of Eligible Persons (FY 2016)
85.0%
Rank Among States (Best to Worst)
N/A
Participation Rate of Eligible Working Poor (FY 2016)
75.0%
Program Access Index (PAI) - Ratio of SNAP Participants to Low-Income Population (CY 2017)
73.2%
Annual Federal Funding for SNAP/Food Stamps (FY 2018)
$5,050,646,528
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) (FY 2018)
Value
Average Monthly Participation
6,867,785
Women
1,632,981
Infants
1,711,967
Children
3,522,836
Change in Average Monthly Participation in the last 10 Years (FY 2008–FY 2018)
-21.1%
Federal Funding for WIC
$5,888,688,170
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) (FY 2017)
Value
Number of Participating Family Child Care Homes
102,546
Family Child Care Home Average Daily Participation of Children
756,702
Change in Family Child Care Daily Participation in Last 10 Years
-11.6%
Number of Participating Child Care Centers (Includes Head Start)
63,002
Child Care Center Average Daily Participation of Children (Includes Head Start)
3,614,585
Change in Center Daily Participation in Last 10 Years
62.9%
Federal Funding for CACFP
$3,534,815,773
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) (FY 2017)
Value
Federal Entitlement Funding
$289,682,354
Federal Bonus Commodity Funding
$268,637,258
Administrative Funding
$83,277,995
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) (FY 2017)
Value
Average Monthly Participation
629,796
Federal Funding for CSFP
$206,017,792
State Economic Security Policies
Minimum Wage (2019)
Value
State Minimum Wage
$7.25
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) (2018)
Value
State EITC (Yes/No)
No
Refundable (Yes/No)
N/A
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
Value
Average Monthly Participation (FY 2018)
2,258,384
Adults
491,174
Children
1,767,210
Maximum TANF Benefit, Single-Parent Family of Three (FY 2018)
N/A
Federal and State Funding for Cash Assistance (FY 2017)
$7,059,653,117