Food Stamp Statistics

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.

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