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Food Stamp Households, 2005

Household type Households
Number
(in thousands)
Percent
Total 1 10,854 100.0%
Children 5,838 53.8
 Single-adult households 3,635 33.5
 Multiple-adult households 1,558 14.4
 Children only 645 5.9
Elderly 1,856 17.1
 Living alone 1,456 13.4
 Not living alone 400 3.7
Disabled nonelderly 2,505 23.1
 Living alone 1,386 12.8
 Not living alone 1,119 10.4
Other households 1,722 15.9
     
Sex, race,
and Hispanic origin
Participants
Number
(in thousands)
Percent
Total 24,881 100.0%
Male 10,174 40.9
Female 14,701 59.1
White 10,727 43.1
African-American 8,299 33.4
Hispanic 4,786 19.2
Asian 594 2.4
Native American 367 1.5
Unknown race 108 0.4
1. Sum does not match table total because a household can have more than one of the characteristics in the table.
Source: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Characteristics of Food Stamp Households: Fiscal Year 2005, Sept. 2006.

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