February 4, 2015

SNAP Use in Connecticut Towns

Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the percentage of people who have received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) benefits in the last 12 months. The American Community Survey dataset includes these percentages for each of Connecticut’s 169 towns.

Hartford had the highest percentage of SNAP recipients, at 39.7%. UCONN’s Outside the Neatline blog maps this data, as well as data on child poverty, gender earnings differences, and median household income.

Figure 1: SNAP recipients in Connecticut Towns

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