Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants by age group in South Dakota

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Why This Indicator Matters

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the Food Stamp Program, helps low-income individuals and families obtain better nutrition through monthly benefits they can use to purchase food. For children, a better diet means better learning in school. 
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Definitions: The number of children participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps.

Data Source: South Dakota Department of Social Services http://dss.sd.gov/economicassistance/

Percent is calculated using population estimates from
 U.S. Census populations with bridged race categories from the National Center for Health Statistics. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/bridged_race.htm

Footnotes: UPDATED - October 2020
NA - Data is suppressed when there are 5 or fewer children in the matching geography.
DATE - Data represent State Fiscal Years, but are a snapshot from fiscal year end (June). Population estimates are from the start of the state fiscal year (e.g. SFY 2019 estimates use population estimates from 2018).