Distribution of SNAP participants by age, fiscal year 2019

Pie chart showing the distribution of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants by age group in fiscal year 2019.

In fiscal year 2019, children accounted for nearly 43 percent of all Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants, down about 1 percent from 2018. Children younger than 5 made up 13 percent of participants, whereas school-aged children made up 30 percent. Adults aged 18–59 represented 42 percent of SNAP participants in fiscal year 2019, unchanged from fiscal year 2018. The share of the SNAP caseload for participants aged 60 and older grew from 14 percent in fiscal year 2018 to 16 percent in fiscal year 2019.

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