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Characteristics of Food Stamp Households: Fiscal Year 2001

Last Modified: 11/13/2013
Wednesday, January 1, 2003

On average, about 17.3 million people living in 7.5 million households received food stamps in the United States each month in FY 2001. Food stamp households are a diverse group. Because food stamps are available to most low-income households with few resources, regardless of age, disability status, or family structure, recipients represent a broad cross-section of the nation's poor. This report provides summary information about the demographic and economic circumstances of food stamp households.

Participation Characteristics