Feeding America Client Demographics: Household Income

Feb 01, 2010
  • Description

Chapter 5.8 examines patterns of income receipt, for both monthly and annual income of Feeding America clients including:

  • Total household income for the previous month;
  • Sources of household income for the previous month;
  • Annual household income for 2008;
  • Correlations between education level and income and;
  • Correlations between the presence of elderly or children in the household and income in 2008.
Key Findings:
  • 13.3% of all client households had no income at all for the month prior to the interview.
  • 62.0% of all client households had monthly household income less than $1,000.
  • Overall, 31.5% of the clients indicated that a job was the main source of income for their households for the previous month.
  • For 44.3% of all clients, other government assistance such as Social Security, Unemployment Compensation, Disability (SSDI)/Worker's Compensation, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) was the main source of household income.
  • In 2008, 49.4% of all clients had household income of less than $10,000.
  • Over 1.7 million Feeding America client households receive TANF or GA.
(Excerpted from Hunger in America 2010.)