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Characteristics of Food Stamp Households FY 1998

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This report provides information about the demographic and economic circumstances of food stamp households. On average, about 19.8 million people living in 8.2 million households received food stamps in the United States each month in fiscal year 1998. 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. Annual quality control data used to produce this report can be found using the link below.

Annual SNAP Quality Control Data

Page updated: May 17, 2023