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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps) recipients (birth to age 17) in Texas

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Definition and Source



Number and percent of children (birth to age 17) enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Data Source

Texas Health and Human Services Commission.


This is point-in-time data from February of each federal fiscal year. These are early estimates of SNAP recipients for the month. The actual number of recipients will be significantly higher (approximately 15% higher). In September 2014, HHSC updated the monthly data source so beginning in 2015, actual number of recipients will be reported. 

Last Updated

June 2015