Line graph with 3 lines and 26 points per line.

Number of SNAP/FSP households by household composition, fiscal 1989-2014

The recession of 2008-09 is associated with a particularly steep increase in the number of SNAP households with children

Thousands
Line 1, Elderly.
Point 1, 1989 is 1,393.
Point 2, 1990 is 1,414.
Point 3, 1991 is 1,462.
Point 4, 1992 is 1,549.
Point 5, 1993 is 1,673.
Point 6, 1994 is 1,752.
Point 7, 1995 is 1,741.
Point 8, 1996 is 1,709.
Point 9, 1997 is 1,664.
Point 10, 1998 is 1,501.
Point 11, 1999 is 1,542.
Point 12, 2000 is 1,540.
Point 13, 2001 is 1,520.
Point 14, 2002 is 1,534.
Point 15, 2003 is 1,615.
Point 16, 2004 is 1,742.
Point 17, 2005 is 1,856.
Point 18, 2006 is 2,025.
Point 19, 2007 is 2,065.
Point 20, 2008 is 2,312.
Point 21, 2009 is 2,480.
Point 22, 2010 is 2,852.
Point 23, 2011 is 3,426.
Point 24, 2012 is 3,799.
Point 25, 2013 is 3,972.
Point 26, 2014 is 4,255.

Line 2, Children.
Point 1, 1989 is 4,359.
Point 2, 1990 is 4,710.
Point 3, 1991 is 5,353.
Point 4, 1992 is 6,257.
Point 5, 1993 is 6,701.
Point 6, 1994 is 6,777.
Point 7, 1995 is 6,497.
Point 8, 1996 is 6,278.
Point 9, 1997 is 5,511.
Point 10, 1998 is 4,807.
Point 11, 1999 is 4,272.
Point 12, 2000 is 3,954.
Point 13, 2001 is 3,993.
Point 14, 2002 is 4,437.
Point 15, 2003 is 4,907.
Point 16, 2004 is 5,468.
Point 17, 2005 is 5,839.
Point 18, 2006 is 5,906.
Point 19, 2007 is 5,927.
Point 20, 2008 is 6,342.
Point 21, 2009 is 7,474.
Point 22, 2010 is 8,947.
Point 23, 2011 is 9,794.
Point 24, 2012 is 9,984.
Point 25, 2013 is 10,224.
Point 26, 2014 is 9,789.

Line 3, Disabled.
Point 1, 1989 is 657.
Point 2, 1990 is 695.
Point 3, 1991 is 798.
Point 4, 1992 is 956.
Point 5, 1993 is 1,155.
Point 6, 1994 is 1,386.
Point 7, 1995 is 2,057.
Point 8, 1996 is 2,132.
Point 9, 1997 is 2,108.
Point 10, 1998 is 2,012.
Point 11, 1999 is 2,025.
Point 12, 2000 is 2,017.
Point 13, 2001 is 2,064.
Point 14, 2002 is 2,214.
Point 15, 2003 is 2,090.
Point 16, 2004 is 2,306.
Point 17, 2005 is 2,507.
Point 18, 2006 is 2,614.
Point 19, 2007 is 2,767.
Point 20, 2008 is 2,821.
Point 21, 2009 is 3,172.
Point 22, 2010 is 3,633.
Point 23, 2011 is 4,199.
Point 24, 2012 is 4,409.
Point 25, 2013 is 4,624.
Point 26, 2014 is 4,579.

Note: Households may belong to more than one category.

Source: Prepared by ERS, USDA, from annual tables in the report series, "Characteristics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Fiscal Year 2014 (2013, 2012, 2011)."

Data as of December 2015.