Per capita government transfer payments to individuals, 1969-2011
Dollars (2011)

Line graph with 2 lines and 43 points per line.

Line 1, Metro.
Point 1, 1969 is 1755.
Point 2, 1970 is 1996.
Point 3, 1971 is 2259.
Point 4, 1972 is 2409.
Point 5, 1973 is 2571.
Point 6, 1974 is 2710.
Point 7, 1975 is 3133.
Point 8, 1976 is 3179.
Point 9, 1977 is 3153.
Point 10, 1978 is 3091.
Point 11, 1979 is 3063.
Point 12, 1980 is 3177.
Point 13, 1981 is 3241.
Point 14, 1982 is 3377.
Point 15, 1983 is 3496.
Point 16, 1984 is 3409.
Point 17, 1985 is 3450.
Point 18, 1986 is 3559.
Point 19, 1987 is 3554.
Point 20, 1988 is 3600.
Point 21, 1989 is 3712.
Point 22, 1990 is 3845.
Point 23, 1991 is 4116.
Point 24, 1992 is 4440.
Point 25, 1993 is 4527.
Point 26, 1994 is 4560.
Point 27, 1995 is 4634.
Point 28, 1996 is 4656.
Point 29, 1997 is 4630.
Point 30, 1998 is 4609.
Point 31, 1999 is 4617.
Point 32, 2000 is 4645.
Point 33, 2001 is 4893.
Point 34, 2002 is 5218.
Point 35, 2003 is 5334.
Point 36, 2004 is 5470.
Point 37, 2005 is 5554.
Point 38, 2006 is 5686.
Point 39, 2007 is 5835.
Point 40, 2008 is 6081.
Point 41, 2009 is 6898.
Point 42, 2010 is 7187.
Point 43, 2011 is 7022.
Line 2, Nonmetro.
Point 1, 1969 is 1761.
Point 2, 1970 is 1999.
Point 3, 1971 is 2209.
Point 4, 1972 is 2333.
Point 5, 1973 is 2548.
Point 6, 1974 is 2704.
Point 7, 1975 is 3069.
Point 8, 1976 is 3101.
Point 9, 1977 is 3094.
Point 10, 1978 is 3064.
Point 11, 1979 is 3101.
Point 12, 1980 is 3250.
Point 13, 1981 is 3330.
Point 14, 1982 is 3517.
Point 15, 1983 is 3673.
Point 16, 1984 is 3604.
Point 17, 1985 is 3679.
Point 18, 1986 is 3816.
Point 19, 1987 is 3830.
Point 20, 1988 is 3873.
Point 21, 1989 is 4011.
Point 22, 1990 is 4168.
Point 23, 1991 is 4472.
Point 24, 1992 is 4806.
Point 25, 1993 is 4900.
Point 26, 1994 is 4968.
Point 27, 1995 is 5067.
Point 28, 1996 is 5128.
Point 29, 1997 is 5171.
Point 30, 1998 is 5169.
Point 31, 1999 is 5214.
Point 32, 2000 is 5301.
Point 33, 2001 is 5644.
Point 34, 2002 is 6025.
Point 35, 2003 is 6155.
Point 36, 2004 is 6338.
Point 37, 2005 is 6480.
Point 38, 2006 is 6686.
Point 39, 2007 is 6902.
Point 40, 2008 is 7182.
Point 41, 2009 is 8121.
Point 42, 2010 is 8353.
Point 43, 2011 is 8236.

Note: Per capita payments are reported in constant 2011 dollars, using the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, CPI-U, to adjust for inflation. Transfer payments include medical benefits, retirement/disability, income maintenance, unemployment insurance, veterans' benefits, and other in-kind payments to individuals. Source: USDA, Economic Research Service using data from Bureau of Economic Analysis.