Stacked Bar chart with 7 groups and 5 items per group.

Distribution of SNAP/FSP participants by age and year
Children make up about half of all program participants

Percent
Group 1, FY 2006, Total value of 100.
Item 1, Elderly (60 or older) value of 8.7 which is 8.7% of FY 2006.
Item 2, 36-59 years value of 20.3 which is 20.3% of FY 2006.
Item 3, 18-35 years value of 21.7 which is 21.7% of FY 2006.
Item 4, 5-17 years value of 32.7 which is 32.7% of FY 2006.
Item 5, Younger than 5 years value of 16.6 which is 16.6% of FY 2006.
Group 2, FY 2007, Total value of 100.
Item 1, Elderly (60 or older) value of 8.7 which is 8.7% of FY 2007.
Item 2, 36-59 years value of 20.7 which is 20.7% of FY 2007.
Item 3, 18-35 years value of 21.5 which is 21.5% of FY 2007.
Item 4, 5-17 years value of 32.3 which is 32.3% of FY 2007.
Item 5, Younger than 5 years value of 16.8 which is 16.8% of FY 2007.
Group 3, FY 2008, Total value of 100.1.
Item 1, Elderly (60 or older) value of 9.1 which is 9.1% of FY 2008.
Item 2, 36-59 years value of 20.4 which is 20.4% of FY 2008.
Item 3, 18-35 years value of 22 which is 22.0% of FY 2008.
Item 4, 5-17 years value of 31.8 which is 31.8% of FY 2008.
Item 5, Younger than 5 years value of 16.8 which is 16.8% of FY 2008.
Group 4, FY 2009, Total value of 100.
Item 1, Elderly (60 or older) value of 8.3 which is 8.3% of FY 2009.
Item 2, 36-59 years value of 21.4 which is 21.4% of FY 2009.
Item 3, 18-35 years value of 22.8 which is 22.8% of FY 2009.
Item 4, 5-17 years value of 31.1 which is 31.1% of FY 2009.
Item 5, Younger than 5 years value of 16.4 which is 16.4% of FY 2009.
Group 5, FY 2010, Total value of 100.
Item 1, Elderly (60 or older) value of 7.8 which is 7.8% of FY 2010.
Item 2, 36-59 years value of 21.9 which is 21.9% of FY 2010.
Item 3, 18-35 years value of 23.7 which is 23.7% of FY 2010.
Item 4, 5-17 years value of 30.7 which is 30.7% of FY 2010.
Item 5, Younger than 5 years value of 15.9 which is 15.9% of FY 2010.
Group 6, FY 2011, Total value of 100.
Item 1, Elderly (60 or older) value of 8.5 which is 8.5% of FY 2011.
Item 2, 36-59 years value of 22.3 which is 22.3% of FY 2011.
Item 3, 18-35 years value of 24 which is 24.0% of FY 2011.
Item 4, 5-17 years value of 29.8 which is 29.8% of FY 2011.
Item 5, Younger than 5 years value of 15.4 which is 15.4% of FY 2011.
Group 7, FY 2012, Total value of 100.
Item 1, Elderly (60 or older) value of 9 which is 9.0% of FY 2012.
Item 2, 36-59 years value of 22.5 which is 22.5% of FY 2012.
Item 3, 18-35 years value of 24 which is 24.0% of FY 2012.
Item 4, 5-17 years value of 29.8 which is 29.8% of FY 2012.
Item 5, Younger than 5 years value of 14.7 which is 14.7% of FY 2012.

Source: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Food Stamp Program Quality Control samples, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, as presented in annual "Characteristics" reports.

Data as of February 2014.