Share of SNAP/FSP households with children, elderly, or disabled members, fiscal 1989-2010
A declining share of participating households have children, while the shares with a disabled or elderly person have leveled off
Percent

Line graph with 3 lines and 22 points per line.

Line 1, Elderly.
Point 1, 1989 is 19.3.
Point 2, 1990 is 18.1.
Point 3, 1991 is 16.5.
Point 4, 1992 is 15.4.
Point 5, 1993 is 15.5.
Point 6, 1994 is 15.8.
Point 7, 1995 is 16.
Point 8, 1996 is 16.2.
Point 9, 1997 is 17.6.
Point 10, 1998 is 18.2.
Point 11, 1999 is 20.1.
Point 12, 2000 is 21.
Point 13, 2001 is 20.4.
Point 14, 2002 is 18.7.
Point 15, 2003 is 18.
Point 16, 2004 is 17.3.
Point 17, 2005 is 17.1.
Point 18, 2006 is 17.9.
Point 19, 2007 is 17.5.
Point 20, 2008 is 18.5.
Point 21, 2009 is 16.6.
Point 22, 2010 is 15.5.
Line 2, Children.
Point 1, 1989 is 60.4.
Point 2, 1990 is 60.3.
Point 3, 1991 is 60.4.
Point 4, 1992 is 62.2.
Point 5, 1993 is 62.1.
Point 6, 1994 is 61.1.
Point 7, 1995 is 59.7.
Point 8, 1996 is 59.5.
Point 9, 1997 is 58.3.
Point 10, 1998 is 58.3.
Point 11, 1999 is 55.7.
Point 12, 2000 is 53.9.
Point 13, 2001 is 53.6.
Point 14, 2002 is 54.1.
Point 15, 2003 is 54.7.
Point 16, 2004 is 54.3.
Point 17, 2005 is 53.8.
Point 18, 2006 is 52.2.
Point 19, 2007 is 50.3.
Point 20, 2008 is 50.9.
Point 21, 2009 is 49.9.
Point 22, 2010 is 48.7.
Line 3, Disabled.
Point 1, 1989 is 9.1.
Point 2, 1990 is 8.9.
Point 3, 1991 is 9.
Point 4, 1992 is 9.5.
Point 5, 1993 is 10.7.
Point 6, 1994 is 12.5.
Point 7, 1995 is 18.9.
Point 8, 1996 is 20.2.
Point 9, 1997 is 22.3.
Point 10, 1998 is 24.4.
Point 11, 1999 is 26.4.
Point 12, 2000 is 27.5.
Point 13, 2001 is 27.7.
Point 14, 2002 is 27.
Point 15, 2003 is 23.3.
Point 16, 2004 is 22.9.
Point 17, 2005 is 23.1.
Point 18, 2006 is 23.1.
Point 19, 2007 is 23.5.
Point 20, 2008 is 22.6.
Point 21, 2009 is 21.2.
Point 22, 2010 is 19.8.

Note: Households may belong to more than one category. Source: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Food Stamp Program Quality Control samples. Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, as presented in annual "Characteristics" reports. Data as of September 2011.