Out of the 131,318 households in Manatee County in the past 12 months:
-- 54,297, or 41.3 percent, received Social Security.
-- 3,548, or 2.7 percent, received Supplemental Security Income.
-- 1,897, or 1.4 percent, received cash public assistance.
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-- 9,328, or 7.1 percent, received food stamps.
Also, of the more than $13.3 billion in personal income in Manatee in 2011, the most recent year available, almost $2.6 billion, or 20 percent, came in the form of a government transfer payment, like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid or food stamps or other benefits.
Sources: Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau.