West Virginia SNAP (Food Stamp) Household Statistics
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.
The American Community Survey (ACS), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, publishes detailed estimates of households who receive SNAP benefits. A household 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 West Virginia households receiving SNAP changed over time?
How many West Virginia households receiving SNAP have children?
How many SNAP households in West Virginia live below poverty level?
How does the median income of West Virginia SNAP households compare to other households?
Note: To see data from a different year, use the time-slider beneath the chart.
How does the median income of SNAP households vary within West Virginia?
Note: Hover over a county to view the median income for its SNAP households.