Line graph with 2 lines and 21 points per line.

SNAP/FSP participants and eligible people, 1994-2014

The number of program participants declined in 2014, after increasing from 2001 to 2013

Number (thousands)
Line 1, Eligible individuals.
Point 1, Sept 1994 is 35,0,53.
Point 2, Sept 1995 is 34,665.
Point 3, Sept 1996 is 34,478.
Point 4, Sept 1997 is 31,818.
Point 5, Sept 1998 is 30,350.
Point 6, FY 1999 is 29,502.
Point 7, FY 2000 is 29,458.
Point 8, FY 2001 is 31,223.
Point 9, FY 2002 is 34,388.
Point 10, FY 2003 is 36,462.
Point 11, FY 2004 is 37,342.
Point 12, FY 2005 is 37,735.
Point 13, FY 2006 is 36,460.
Point 14, FY 2007 is 37,167.
Point 15, FY 2008 is 38,575.
Point 16, FY 2009 is 44,512.
Point 17, FY 2010 is 52,264.
Point 18, FY 2011 is 52,161.
Point 19, FY 2012 is 50,708.
Point 20, FY 2013 is 50,716.
Point 21, FY 2014 is 51,026.

Line 2, Participants.
Point 1, Sept 1994 is 26,229.
Point 2, Sept 1995 is 25,213.
Point 3, Sept 1996 is 23,874.
Point 4, Sept 1997 is 20,365.
Point 5, Sept 1998 is 18,152.
Point 6, FY 1999 is 17,081.
Point 7, FY 2000 is 16,701.
Point 8, FY 2001 is 16,834.
Point 9, FY 2002 is 18,500.
Point 10, FY 2003 is 20,577.
Point 11, FY 2004 is 23,090.
Point 12, FY 2005 is 24,510.
Point 13, FY 2006 is 25,136.
Point 14, FY 2007 is 25,461.
Point 15, FY 2008 is 27,229.
Point 16, FY 2009 is 32,146.
Point 17, FY 2010 is 37,482.
Point 18, FY 2011 is 40,694.
Point 19, FY 2012 is 42,129.
Point 20, FY 2013 is 43,231.
Point 21, FY 2014 is 42,300.

Note: Counts of participants are report estimates and differ from official program numbers. Due to revisions in methodology, the participation rate estimates are comparable over time only within the following time periods: 1994-1999, 2000-2002, 2003-2009, and 2010-2014.

Source: Trends in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates: Fiscal Year 2010 to Fiscal Year 2014. Report estimates are based on Program Operations data, Program Quality Control data, and March Current Population Survey (CPS) data from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau.

Data as of June 2016.