SNAP, TAFDC and EAEDC Participation by Cambridge Zip Code 2017 - 2019 | Last Updated 14 Feb 2020

This data set provides summarizes participation by Cambridge residents by zip code in three public benefit programs, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Families with Dependent Children (TADFC), and Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC). Data was drawn from Caseload by Zip Code reports published by the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), which have been published monthly since November 2017. More information about these food and cash assistance programs, and the complete Caseload by Zip Code reports, which include program utilization data from all Massachusetts zip codes, may be found on the DTA website:

Tags: snap, eaedc, dta, department of transitional assistance, poverty, low income, tadfc

This dataset has the following 12 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Zip_Codezip_codetextCambridge zip codes
YearyearnumberProgram Year
MonthmonthnumberProgram Month
SNAP_Recipientssnap_recipientsnumberCount of SNAP recipients
SNAP_AUssnap_ausnumberCount of SNAP assistance units (heads of households receiving SNAP)
SNAP_FT_11snap_ft_11textZip codes with fewer than 11 SNAP recipients (True/False)
TAFDC_Recipientstafdc_recipientsnumberCount of TAFDC recipients
TAFDC_AUstafdc_ausnumberCount of TAFDC assistance units (heads of households receiving TAFDC) per month
TAFDC_FT_11tafdc_ft_11textZip codes with fewer than 11 TAFDC recipients (True/False)
EAEDC_Recipientseaedc_recipientsnumberCount of EAEDC recipients per month
EAEDC_AUseaedc_ausnumberCount of EAEDC assistance units (heads of households receiving EAEDC)
EAEDC_FT_11eaedc_ft_11textZip codes with fewer than 11 EAEDC recipients (True/False)