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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Percent of U.S. Population, 1960–2000

The following table shows how many people in the United States received federal assistance. It is the most recent data available in this format.

Year Recipients U.S. population % of
population
1960 3,005,000 180,671,000 1.7%
1961 3,354,000 183,691,000 1.8
1962 3,676,000 186,538,000 2.0
1963 3,876,000 189,242,000 2.0
1964 4,118,000 191,889,000 2.1
1965 4,329,000 194,303,000 2.2
1966 4,513,000 196,560,000 2.3
1967 5,014,000 198,712,000 2.5
1968 5,705,000 200,706,000 2.8
1969 6,706,000 202,677,000 3.3
1970 8,466,000 205,052,000 4.1
1971 10,241,000 207,661,000 4.9
1972 10,947,000 209,896,000 5.2
1973 10,949,000 211,909,000 5.2
1974 10,864,000 213,854,000 5.1
1975 11,165,185 215,973,000 5.2
1976 11,386,371 218,035,000 5.2
1977 11,129,702 220,239,000 5.1
1978 10,671,812 222,585,000 4.8
1979 10,317,902 225,055,000 4.6
1980 10,597,445 227,726,000 4.7
1981 11,159,847 229,966,000 4.9
1982 10,430,960 232,188,000 4.5
1983 10,659,365 234,307,000 4.5
1984 10,865,604 236,348,000 4.6
1985 10,812,625 238,466,000 4.5
1986 10,996,505 240,651,000 4.6
1987 11,065,027 242,804,000 4.6
1988 10,919,696 245,021,000 4.5
1989 10,933,980 247,342,000 4.4
1990 11,460,382 249,913,000 4.6
1991 12,592,269 252,650,000 5.0
1992 13,625,342 255,419,000 5.3
1993 14,142,710 258,137,000 5.5
1994 14,225,591 260,372,000 5.5
1995 13,652,232 263,034,000 5.2
1996 12,648,859 265,284,000 4.8
1997 10,936,298 267,636,000 4.1
1998 8,770,376 270,029,000 3.2
1999 7,202,639 272,690,813 2.6
2000 5,780,543 275,130,000 2.1
Source: HHS Administration for Children and Families.

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