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Average monthly participation in WIC, fiscal year 1980-2015

Thousands
Line 1, Women.
Point 1, 1980 is 411.
Point 2, 1981 is 446.
Point 3, 1982 is 478.
Point 4, 1983 is 542.
Point 5, 1984 is 657.
Point 6, 1985 is 665.
Point 7, 1986 is 712.
Point 8, 1987 is 751.
Point 9, 1988 is 815.
Point 10, 1989 is 952.
Point 11, 1990 is 1,035.
Point 12, 1991 is 1,120.
Point 13, 1992 is 1,226.
Point 14, 1993 is 1,366.
Point 15, 1994 is 1,499.
Point 16, 1995 is 1,577.
Point 17, 1996 is 1,648.
Point 18, 1997 is 1,711.
Point 19, 1998 is 1,734.
Point 20, 1999 is 1,743.
Point 21, 2000 is 1,749.
Point 22, 2001 is 1,780.
Point 23, 2002 is 1,813.
Point 24, 2003 is 1,857.
Point 25, 2004 is 1,932.
Point 26, 2005 is 1,966.
Point 27, 2006 is 2,023.
Point 28, 2007 is 2,093.
Point 29, 2008 is 2,153.
Point 30, 2009 is 2,182.
Point 31, 2010 is 2,138.
Point 32, 2011 is 2,097.
Point 33, 2012 is 2,093.
Point 34, 2013 is 2,047.
Point 35, 2014 is 1,973.
Point 36, 2015 is 1,923.
Line 2, Infants (younger than 1).
Point 1, 1980 is 507.
Point 2, 1981 is 585.
Point 3, 1982 is 623.
Point 4, 1983 is 730.
Point 5, 1984 is 825.
Point 6, 1985 is 874.
Point 7, 1986 is 945.
Point 8, 1987 is 1,019.
Point 9, 1988 is 1,095.
Point 10, 1989 is 1,260.
Point 11, 1990 is 1,412.
Point 12, 1991 is 1,559.
Point 13, 1992 is 1,684.
Point 14, 1993 is 1,741.
Point 15, 1994 is 1,786.
Point 16, 1995 is 1,817.
Point 17, 1996 is 1,827.
Point 18, 1997 is 1,863.
Point 19, 1998 is 1,883.
Point 20, 1999 is 1,898.
Point 21, 2000 is 1,893.
Point 22, 2001 is 1,921.
Point 23, 2002 is 1,929.
Point 24, 2003 is 1,948.
Point 25, 2004 is 2,015.
Point 26, 2005 is 2,047.
Point 27, 2006 is 2,076.
Point 28, 2007 is 2,167.
Point 29, 2008 is 2,222.
Point 30, 2009 is 2,223.
Point 31, 2010 is 2,174.
Point 32, 2011 is 2,103.
Point 33, 2012 is 2,067.
Point 34, 2013 is 2,036.
Point 35, 2014 is 1,964.
Point 36, 2015 is 1,940.
Line 3, Children (ages 1-4).
Point 1, 1980 is 995.
Point 2, 1981 is 1,088.
Point 3, 1982 is 1,088.
Point 4, 1983 is 1,265.
Point 5, 1984 is 1,563.
Point 6, 1985 is 1,600.
Point 7, 1986 is 1,655.
Point 8, 1987 is 1,660.
Point 9, 1988 is 1,683.
Point 10, 1989 is 1,907.
Point 11, 1990 is 2,069.
Point 12, 1991 is 2,214.
Point 13, 1992 is 2,494.
Point 14, 1993 is 2,814.
Point 15, 1994 is 3,192.
Point 16, 1995 is 3,500.
Point 17, 1996 is 3,712.
Point 18, 1997 is 3,833.
Point 19, 1998 is 3,750.
Point 20, 1999 is 3,670.
Point 21, 2000 is 3,551.
Point 22, 2001 is 3,605.
Point 23, 2002 is 3,749.
Point 24, 2003 is 3,826.
Point 25, 2004 is 3,957.
Point 26, 2005 is 4,009.
Point 27, 2006 is 3,986.
Point 28, 2007 is 4,025.
Point 29, 2008 is 4,329.
Point 30, 2009 is 4,714.
Point 31, 2010 is 4,863.
Point 32, 2011 is 4,761.
Point 33, 2012 is 4,746.
Point 34, 2013 is 4,581.
Point 35, 2014 is 4,321.
Point 36, 2015 is 4,161.

Note: Data for 2015 are preliminary.

Source: Prepared by ERS, USDA, using data as of March 2016 from USDA, Food and Nutrition Service.