Montana SNAP (Food Stamp) Household Statistics 

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The United States Department of Agriculture administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This program, previously known as food stamps, is designed to help guarantee low-income households and individuals access to a basic level of nutrition. 

In Montana and throughout the country, SNAP households are a major focus of the American Community Survey (ACS), conducted each year by the U.S. Census Bureau. A household in Montana is a group of people living in a house, apartment, or other housing unit. Households may be family households or non-family households.

Unlike the Census, which is an exact count of people and households every ten years, ACS statistics are estimated based on a representative survey sample. Note that the data in this article is presented as counts of households, not of individuals.

How has the number of Montana households receiving SNAP changed over time?

How many Montana households receiving SNAP have children?

How many SNAP households in Montana live below poverty level? 

The federal poverty threshold is set each year by the Census Bureau. The threshold varies based family size, but does not vary from location to location. 

How does the median income of Montana SNAP households compare to other households?

How does the median income of SNAP households vary within Montana?

Note: Hover over a county to view the median income for its SNAP households.

About the Data

Data is from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), 1-year estimates. The following tables are used:

 Households received Food Stamps/SNAP: Table B22003

 Households with Children: Table B22002

 Poverty Status: Table B22003

 Median Household Income trend and map: Table B22008

This report uses the Census Bureau Data API but is not endorsed or certified by the Census Bureau.