Howard County, Maryland

 

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Population (2021 est)

Total
331,828
Children
80,302
(under 18)
(24.2%)
Seniors
47,451
(over 65)
(14.3%)


Median Household Income (2015 – 2019)
$121,160


Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
(2019 – 2020 School Year)

1 eligible schools
2 participating schools


Federal Nutrition Program
Total Meals Served
Breakfasts Served
Lunches Served
Suppers Served
Snacks Served
Average # Participants / Day
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
488,223
209,688
278,555
0
0
24,332
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
10,005
-
-
10,005
-
462

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
(Calendar Year 2021)

23,180 average participants / month


Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
(State Fiscal Year 2021)

49.9% of eligible people enrolled
6,027 participants / year

– 2,042 women
– 1,704 infants
– 2,281 children


Sources

U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, 2015–2019
The Maryland State Department of Education
FY 2020 Maryland Department of Human Services FIA Statistical Report
Maryland Department of Health, Maryland WIC Program