Stacked Bar chart with 9 groups and 5 items per group.

Distribution of SNAP/FSP participants by age and year

The proportion of participants who are children declined slightly over the time period

Percent
Group 1, FY 2006, Total value of 99.9.
Item 1, Younger than 5 years value of 16.6 which is 16.6% of FY 2006.
Item 2, 5-17 years value of 32.6 which is 32.6% of FY 2006.
Item 3, 18-35 years value of 21.7 which is 21.7% of FY 2006.
Item 4, 36-59 years value of 20.3 which is 20.3% of FY 2006.
Item 5, Elderly (60 or older) value of 8.7 which is 8.7% of FY 2006.
Group 2, FY 2007, Total value of 100.0.
Item 1, Younger than 5 years value of 16.8 which is 16.8% of FY 2007.
Item 2, 5-17 years value of 32.3 which is 32.3% of FY 2007.
Item 3, 18-35 years value of 21.5 which is 21.5% of FY 2007.
Item 4, 36-59 years value of 20.7 which is 20.7% of FY 2007.
Item 5, Elderly (60 or older) value of 8.7 which is 8.7% of FY 2007.
Group 3, FY 2008, Total value of 100.1.
Item 1, Younger than 5 years value of 16.7 which is 16.7% of FY 2008.
Item 2, 5-17 years value of 31.8 which is 31.8% of FY 2008.
Item 3, 18-35 years value of 22.1 which is 22.1% of FY 2008.
Item 4, 36-59 years value of 20.4 which is 20.4% of FY 2008.
Item 5, Elderly (60 or older) value of 9.1 which is 9.1% of FY 2008.
Group 4, FY 2009, Total value of 100.0.
Item 1, Younger than 5 years value of 16.4 which is 16.4% of FY 2009.
Item 2, 5-17 years value of 31.1 which is 31.1% of FY 2009.
Item 3, 18-35 years value of 22.8 which is 22.8% of FY 2009.
Item 4, 36-59 years value of 21.4 which is 21.4% of FY 2009.
Item 5, Elderly (60 or older) value of 8.3 which is 8.3% of FY 2009.
Group 5, FY 2010, Total value of 100.0.
Item 1, Younger than 5 years value of 15.9 which is 15.9% of FY 2010.
Item 2, 5-17 years value of 30.7 which is 30.7% of FY 2010.
Item 3, 18-35 years value of 23.7 which is 23.7% of FY 2010.
Item 4, 36-59 years value of 21.9 which is 21.9% of FY 2010.
Item 5, Elderly (60 or older) value of 7.8 which is 7.8% of FY 2010.
Group 6, FY 2011, Total value of 100.0.
Item 1, Younger than 5 years value of 15.4 which is 15.4% of FY 2011.
Item 2, 5-17 years value of 29.8 which is 29.8% of FY 2011.
Item 3, 18-35 years value of 24 which is 24.0% of FY 2011.
Item 4, 36-59 years value of 22.3 which is 22.3% of FY 2011.
Item 5, Elderly (60 or older) value of 8.5 which is 8.5% of FY 2011.
Group 7, FY 2012, Total value of 100.0.
Item 1, Younger than 5 years value of 14.7 which is 14.7% of FY 2012.
Item 2, 5-17 years value of 29.8 which is 29.8% of FY 2012.
Item 3, 18-35 years value of 24 which is 24.0% of FY 2012.
Item 4, 36-59 years value of 22.5 which is 22.5% of FY 2012.
Item 5, Elderly (60 or older) value of 9 which is 9.0% of FY 2012.
Group 8, FY 2013, Total value of 100.1.
Item 1, Younger than 5 years value of 14.3 which is 14.3% of FY 2013.
Item 2, 5-17 years value of 30.1 which is 30.1% of FY 2013.
Item 3, 18-35 years value of 23.9 which is 23.9% of FY 2013.
Item 4, 36-59 years value of 22.5 which is 22.5% of FY 2013.
Item 5, Elderly (60 or older) value of 9.3 which is 9.3% of FY 2013.
Group 9, FY 2014, Total value of 99.9.
Item 1, Younger than 5 years value of 13.9 which is 13.9% of FY 2014.
Item 2, 5-17 years value of 30.3 which is 30.3% of FY 2014.
Item 3, 18-35 years value of 22.8 which is 22.8% of FY 2014.
Item 4, 36-59 years value of 22.8 which is 22.8% of FY 2014.
Item 5, Elderly (60 or older) value of 10.1 which is 10.1% of FY 2014.

Source: Prepared by ERS, USDA, from annual tables in the report series, Characteristics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Fiscal Year 2014 (2013, 2012, 2011).

Data as of December 2015.