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SNAP/FSP participation rates by group, fiscal 2002-2014

The participation rates of SNAP-eligible people have leveled off after generally steady increases from 2002 to 2012

Percent
Line 1, All participants.
Point 1, 2002 is 54.1.
Point 2, 2003 is 56.4.
Point 3, 2004 is 61.8.
Point 4, 2005 is 65.0.
Point 5, 2006 is 68.9.
Point 6, 2007 is 68.5.
Point 7, 2008 is 70.6.
Point 8, 2009 is 72.2.
Point 9, 2010 is 71.7.
Point 10, 2011 is 78.0.
Point 11, 2012 is 83.1.
Point 12, 2013 is 85.2.
Point 13, 2014 is 82.9.

Line 2, Children.
Point 1, 2002 is 70.5.
Point 2, 2003 is 74.3.
Point 3, 2004 is 80.2.
Point 4, 2005 is 86.3.
Point 5, 2006 is 88.6.
Point 6, 2007 is 87.0.
Point 7, 2008 is 88.3.
Point 8, 2009 is 91.7.
Point 9, 2010 is 89.0.
Point 10, 2011 is 95.6.
Point 11, 2012 is 100.0.
Point 12, 2013 is 100.0.
Point 13, 2014 is 100.0.

Line 3, Adults under age 60.
Point 1, 2002 is 50.5.
Point 2, 2003 is 53.0.
Point 3, 2004 is 59.2.
Point 4, 2005 is 61.0.
Point 5, 2006 is 66.2.
Point 6, 2007 is 67.1.
Point 7, 2008 is 69.3.
Point 8, 2009 is 70.8.
Point 9, 2010 is 71.9.
Point 10, 2011 is 78.6.
Point 11, 2012 is 84.7.
Point 12, 2013 is 88.2.
Point 13, 2014 is 85.3.

Line 4, Adults age 60 and older.
Point 1, 2002 is 26.0.
Point 2, 2003 is 26.0.
Point 3, 2004 is 28.7.
Point 4, 2005 is 30.1.
Point 5, 2006 is 33.8.
Point 6, 2007 is 32.9.
Point 7, 2008 is 35.7.
Point 8, 2009 is 34.3.
Point 9, 2010 is 33.0.
Point 10, 2011 is 38.3.
Point 11, 2012 is 41.6.
Point 12, 2013 is 40.9.
Point 13, 2014 is 41.7.

Note: The participation rate equals participants/eligible people. Due to a revision in methodology, the 2002-2009 participation rate estimates are not directly comparable to the 2010-2014 rates.

Sources: Trends in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates: 2010 to 2014, and earlier reports in this Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) series. Report estimates are based on Program Operations data, Program Quality Control data, and March Current Population Survey (CPS) data for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau.

Data as of June 2016.