These statistics are based off the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) November 2012 report.
SINGLE PERSON HOUSEHOLD (Table A.5):
49% – percentage of food stamp recipients in this category
$499 – average gross income
$176 – average net income
$153 – average amount received in food stamps per month
$52.80 – additional amount expected to spend on food*
$205.80 – total monthly food budget**
NON-DISABLED ADULTS (AGE 18-49) IN CHILDLESS HOUSEHOLDS (Table A.2):
17.9% – percentage of food stamp recipients in this category
1.2 – average number of people in household
$308- average gross income
$109 – average net income
$32.70 – additional amount expected to spend on food*
$205.80 – total monthly food budget for 1.2 persons**
196.42 – total monthly food budget for 1 person ($27.25 out-of-pocket)
*The formula expects 30% of a person’s resources (net income) to go towards food.
**The amount of food stamps a person receives is determined by taking gross income, subtracting allowable deductions, and inserting the difference into a formula.