Vilas County SNAP (Food Stamp) Household Statistics 

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The United States Department of Agriculture administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This program, previously known as food stamps, is designed to help guarantee low-income households and individuals access to a basic level of nutrition.  

The American Community Survey (ACS), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, publishes detailed estimates of households who receive SNAP benefits. A household is a group of people living in a house, apartment, or other housing unit. Households may be family households or non-family households. 

Unlike the Census, which is an exact count of people and households every ten years, ACS statistics are estimated based on a representative survey sample. For locations with populations under 60,000, the ACS is only available in 5-year estimates, rather than single-year periods. The 5-year estimates provide greater geographical granularity but a less granular time period. Note that the data in this article is presented as counts of households, not of individuals.

How has the number of Vilas County, Wisconsin households receiving SNAP changed over time?

How many households with children receive SNAP in Vilas County, Wisconsin?

How many SNAP households live below poverty level in Vilas County, Wisconsin? 

The federal poverty threshold is set each year by the Census Bureau. The threshold varies based on family size, but does not vary from location to location. 

How does the median income of Vilas County SNAP households compare to Wisconsin and U.S. households?