Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2000. Table A-14. Trends in Food Stamp Participation, Selected Years 1962 – 1999

03/01/2000

Table A-14. Trends in Food Stamp Participation, Selected Years 1962 – 1999

  Food Stamp Participants 1 Participants as a Percent of: Child Participants As a Percent of:
Fiscal Year Including Territories (in thousands) Excluding Territories (in thousands) Children Excld Terr. (in thousands) Total Population 2 All Poor Persons 2 Pre-transfer Poverty Population 3 Total Child Population 2 Children  in Poverty 2
1962 6,554 6,554 NA 3.5 17.0 NA NA NA
1965 5,166 5,166 NA 2.7 15.5 NA NA NA
1970 8,277 8,277 NA 4.1 32.6 NA NA NA
1971 13,042 13,042 NA 6.3 51.0 NA NA NA
1972 14,102 14,102 NA 6.7 57.7 NA NA NA
1973 14,641 14,641 NA 6.9 63.7 NA NA NA
1974 14,784 14,765 NA 6.9 63.2 NA NA NA
1975 4 18,308 17,217 NA 8.0 66.2 NA NA NA
1976 18,240 16,733 9,126 7.7 66.7 NA 13.8 88.8
1977 17,014 15,579 NA 7.1 62.7 NA NA NA
1978 15,988 14,503 NA 6.5 58.9 NA NA NA
1979 5 17,682 15,976 NA 7.1 60.9 57.1 NA NA
1980 21,082 19,253 9,493 8.5 65.5 60.7 15.5 85.6
1981 22,430 20,654 9,674 9.0 64.6 60.8 15.5 78.4
1982 6 22,055 20,392 9,545 8.8 59.0 56.3 15.3 70.3
1983 6 23,195 21,667 10,783 9.3 61.1 58.5 17.4 78.4
1984 6 22,384 20,796 10,372 8.8 61.7 58.5 16.8 78.2
1985 6 21,379 19,847 9,824 8.3 60.0 56.6 15.8 76.1
1986 6 20,909 19,381 9,846 8.1 59.9 56.2 15.7 76.5
1987 6 20,583 19,072 9,765 7.9 59.2 55.6 15.5 75.4
1988 6 20,095 18,613 9,363 7.6 58.6 55.2 14.8 75.1
1989 6 20,266 18,778 9,429 7.6 59.6 55.6 14.9 74.9
1990 6 21,547 20,038 10,127 8.0 59.7 55.7 15.8 75.4
1991 6 24,115 22,599 11,952 9.0 63.3 59.3 18.4 83.3
1992 6 26,886 25,369 13,349 9.9 66.7 64.0 20.2 87.3
1993 6 28,422 26,952 14,196 10.5 68.6 63.8 21.2 90.3
1994 6 28,879 27,434 14,391 10.5 72.2 66.9 21.2 94.1
1995 6 27,989 26,579 13,860 10.1 73.0 67.6 20.2 94.5
1996 6 26,872 25,494 13,189 9.6 69.9 64.7 19.1 91.2
1997 6 24,148 22,820 11,847 8.5 64.3 60.0 17.0 83.9
1998 6 20,970 19,746 10,524 7.3 57.4 57.9 15.1 78.1
1999 6 19,327 18,151 NA 6.7 NA NA NA NA

1 Total participants includes all participating States, the District of Columbia, and the territories (including Puerto Rico). The number of child participants includes only the participating States and D.C. (the territories are not included). From 1962 to 1983 the number of participants includes the Family Food Assistance Program (FFAP) which was largely replaced by the Food Stamp program in 1975. The FFAP participants (as of December) for the seven years shown during the period from 1962 to 1974 were respectively: 6,411; 4,742; 3,977; 3,642; 3,002; 2,441; and 1,406 (all in thousands). From 1975 to 1983 the number of FFAP participants averaged only 88 thousand. The monthly average number of participants for 1970-76 is computed as an average from October of the prior calendar year to September, the span of the fiscal year since 1977.
2 Includes all participating States and the District of Columbia only--the territories are excluded from both numerator and denominator. Population numbers used as denominators are the resident population—see Current Population Reports, Series P25-1106. For the persons living in poverty used as denominators, see Current Population Reports, Series P60-207.
3 The pretransfer poverty population used as denominator is the number of all persons in families or living alone whose income (cash income plus social insurance plus Social Security but before taxes and means-tested transfers) falls below the appropriate poverty threshold. See Appendix J, Table 20, 1992 Green Book; data for subsequent years are unpublished Congressional Budget Office tabulations.
4 The first fiscal year in which food stamps were available nationwide.
5 The fiscal year in which the food stamp purchase requirement was eliminated, on a phased in basis.
6 Participation figures in column 1 from 1982 on include enrollment in Puerto Rico’s Nutrition Assistance Program (averaging 1.2 to 1.5 million persons a month under the nutrition assistance grant and higher figures in earlier years under Food Stamps) as shown in Table A-18.

Sources: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, National Data Bank, the 1996 Green Book, and U.S. Bureau of the Census, “Poverty in the United States: 1998," Current Population Reports, Series P60-207 and earlier years.

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