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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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Definition and Source



The number of children by age group participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps.

Data Source

South Dakota Department of Social Services

Percent is calculated using population estimates from
 U.S. Census populations with bridged race categories from the National Center for Health Statistics.


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).
NOTE - Data does not include SNAP Emergency Allotment or P-EBT in SFY 2021 when available.

Last Updated

October 2023