|Report Area||Total Population||Households Receiving SNAP Benefits||Percent Households Receiving SNAP Benefits|
|Franklin County, PA||149,432||16,397||11%|
Percent Population Receiving SNAP Benefits by Year, 2005-2013
|Franklin County, PA||4.61%||4.66%||4.87%||5.85%||7.92%||9.53%||10.78%||10.82%||10.97%|
Population Receiving SNAP Benefits (SAIPE)
The U.S. Census Bureau's Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) provides annual estimates at the state, county, and school district level of income and poverty statistics for the administration of federal programs. This data is used to supplement the income and poverty estimates available from the American Community Survey (ACS), which only releases single-year estimates for counties and other areas with population size of 65,000 or more. SAIPE data is modeled using estimates by combining survey data (from the American Community Survey) with population estimates and administrative records (from the SNAP Benefit Program and SSA Administration). For school districts, the SAIPE program uses the model-based county estimates and inputs from federal tax information and multi-year survey data.
For more information, please refer to the US Census Bureau's Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates website.
Counts of the number of persons receiving SNAP benefits are obtained for the SAIPE datasets by the Census Bureau from the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (USDA/FNS). In most states, the SNAP recipient numerator represents the total count of participants for the month of July in the estimation year. In a few cases, however, states only provided data only for other reference periods. Population estimates are obtained for the SAIPE datasets from the US Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program (PEP). Indicator percentages are summarized from the data inputs based on the following formula:
Race and Ethnicity
Statistics by race and ethnicity are not provided for this indicator from the data source. Detailed race/ethnicity data may be available at a broader geographic level, or from a local source.
Courtesy: Community Commons, <www.communitycommons.org>, August 2016