This interactive map provides county-by-county data on the share of all households that are participating in SNAP, based on American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year data (2011-2015). Using Census Bureau criteria, each county is placed in one of three categories: Metro, Small Town, and Rural. You can use the buttons at the top to select or deselect the different categories. You can scroll over a county on the map to view its household SNAP participation rate, along with data for the state as a whole. The margin of error for each estimate is shown in parentheses.
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FRAC analysis in collaboration with Punam Ohri-Vachaspati, PhD, RD, Professor, Arizona State University.
Source: 5-year American Community Survey (ACS) data, 2011-2015.
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.