Share of SNAP/FSP households by household composition, fiscal 1989-2009
The share of SNAP households with no children, elderly, or disabled members has nearly doubled since fiscal 1999
Percent

Line graph with 4 lines and 21 points per line.

Line 1, Elderly.
Point 1, 1989 is 19.3.
Point 2, 1990 is 18.1.
Point 3, 1991 is 16.5.
Point 4, 1992 is 15.4.
Point 5, 1993 is 15.5.
Point 6, 1994 is 15.8.
Point 7, 1995 is 16.
Point 8, 1996 is 16.2.
Point 9, 1997 is 17.6.
Point 10, 1998 is 18.2.
Point 11, 1999 is 20.1.
Point 12, 2000 is 21.
Point 13, 2001 is 20.4.
Point 14, 2002 is 18.7.
Point 15, 2003 is 18.
Point 16, 2004 is 17.3.
Point 17, 2005 is 17.1.
Point 18, 2006 is 17.9.
Point 19, 2007 is 17.5.
Point 20, 2008 is 18.5.
Point 21, 2009 is 16.6.
Line 2, Children.
Point 1, 1989 is 60.4.
Point 2, 1990 is 60.3.
Point 3, 1991 is 60.4.
Point 4, 1992 is 62.2.
Point 5, 1993 is 62.1.
Point 6, 1994 is 61.1.
Point 7, 1995 is 59.7.
Point 8, 1996 is 59.5.
Point 9, 1997 is 58.3.
Point 10, 1998 is 58.3.
Point 11, 1999 is 55.7.
Point 12, 2000 is 53.9.
Point 13, 2001 is 53.6.
Point 14, 2002 is 54.1.
Point 15, 2003 is 54.7.
Point 16, 2004 is 54.3.
Point 17, 2005 is 53.8.
Point 18, 2006 is 52.2.
Point 19, 2007 is 50.3.
Point 20, 2008 is 50.9.
Point 21, 2009 is 49.9.
Line 3, Disabled.
Point 1, 1989 is 9.1.
Point 2, 1990 is 8.9.
Point 3, 1991 is 9.
Point 4, 1992 is 9.5.
Point 5, 1993 is 10.7.
Point 6, 1994 is 12.5.
Point 7, 1995 is 18.9.
Point 8, 1996 is 20.2.
Point 9, 1997 is 22.3.
Point 10, 1998 is 24.4.
Point 11, 1999 is 26.5.
Point 12, 2000 is 27.5.
Point 13, 2001 is 27.7.
Point 14, 2002 is 27.
Point 15, 2003 is 23.3.
Point 16, 2004 is 22.9.
Point 17, 2005 is 23.1.
Point 18, 2006 is 23.1.
Point 19, 2007 is 23.5.
Point 20, 2008 is 22.6.
Point 21, 2009 is 21.2.
Line 4, All other households.
Point 1, 1989 is No data.
Point 2, 1990 is No data.
Point 3, 1991 is No data.
Point 4, 1992 is No data.
Point 5, 1993 is No data.
Point 6, 1994 is No data.
Point 7, 1995 is No data.
Point 8, 1996 is No data.
Point 9, 1997 is 13.8.
Point 10, 1998 is 11.9.
Point 11, 1999 is 11.2.
Point 12, 2000 is 11.4.
Point 13, 2001 is 12.1.
Point 14, 2002 is 13.3.
Point 15, 2003 is 14.4.
Point 16, 2004 is 15.5.
Point 17, 2005 is 15.9.
Point 18, 2006 is 16.1.
Point 19, 2007 is 16.3.
Point 20, 2008 is 17.4.
Point 21, 2009 is 20.6.

Note: Households may belong to more than one category. Source: Prepared by ERS using annually tabulated results from program quality control samples. See the series, "Characteristics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Households." Data as of October 2010.