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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients age birth to 18 in North Dakota

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Definition and Source



This indicator represents the unduplicated count of children ages 0 through 18 who are recipients of SNAP. The Farm Bill passed in 2008 renamed the Food Stamp Program as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP is a uniform, nationwide entitlement program to supplement the nutritional needs of people whose income is at or below the poverty level. Households must meet eligibility requirements.  

The denominator for the percentage is the total child population ages 0 through 18 in respective geographic areas.

Data Source

Numerator: North Dakota Department of Human Services, Decision Support Services,
Denominator: U.S. Census populations with bridged race categories from the National Center for Health Statistics.


GEOGRAPHY - Data reflect the child’s place of residence.
DATE - Fiscal Year (July 1 - June 30).
NOTES - Data for state fiscal year 2020 and 2021 is not reported for four counties in the Dakota Central area (Mercer, McLean, Oliver, and Sheridan), as these counties had data matched to county of service rather than county of residence. 

Last Updated

June 2023